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    Two questions -did he train Karinga Bay and was he involved with Howard Johnson.

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    He did train Karinga Bay when he was a 3yo.

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    Last week I went to Graham roaches memorial service in Truro cathedral. We traded together from when we were 16 and he trained my first racehorse ( Freddy Owen ) as a permit holder great times together

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    Trainer Bryn Palling has passed away

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    Brian Fletcher has passed away

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Geezer View Post
    Brian Fletcher has passed away
    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/20...jockey-red-rum

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    Ex-Steeplechase Handicapper Christopher Mordaunt has died.

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    John J O' Connor (20),a neighbour's child who rode 6 p2p winners last season and unlucky not to have winners this season.
    Grew up 3 miles from Hedgehunter's Summer residence and from a racing mad family.
    Always had a smile and "fly or die " was his motto. Sadly killed in motor accident yesterday.
    Jockeys at Leopardstown riding in black armbands in his memory.
    Puts Many Clouds demise in perspective for a lot of us.
    A top top man. R.I.P.

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    Agree Eddie, very sad news.

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    So very young. Nothing is harder to take for his pals and his family who must be devastated. R.I.P.
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    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    For regular visitors to Irish racecourses, particularly Leopardstown, (or the PP betting office in Cornelscourt!) Nick Coen will be familiar in face if not in name. Nick's favourite position was outside the weigh room where he was ususaly seen in conversation with a trainer, jockey or owner.

    There was a tweet today from his employer, Pigsback.com, that he has sadly passed away. RIP. This photo was used on social media, so I presume I am not intruding in any private family grief by reproducing it here.

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    "And still they gazed and still the wonder grew. That one small head could carry all he knew."

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    Sorry to hear that.
    Only spoke to him for the first time at Christmas, admiring his wheels.
    He told it was Free Eagle and how INS sponsored him for a Social Media campaign.
    Loved his racing and was a bright guy.
    Rest in Peace Nick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by an capall View Post
    For regular visitors to Irish racecourses, particularly Leopardstown, (or the PP betting office in Cornelscourt!) Nick Coen will be familiar in face if not in name. Nick's favourite position was outside the weigh room where he was ususaly seen in conversation with a trainer, jockey or owner.

    There was a tweet today from his employer, Pigsback.com, that he has sadly passed away. RIP. This photo was used on social media, so I presume I am not intruding in any private family grief by reproducing it here.

    There was a minute's silence for Nick Coen this afternoon at Leopardstown.

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    RTE gave him a mention today also.
    Decent of them I must say.

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    That's the great thing about racing it never forgets it's own R.I.P.
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    Tony Geake, a great friend of Graham Roach and myself, and owner of Champion Hurdle winner Beech Rd dies at 80. His son Jonathan still trains with having settled with Toby Balding. I remember after Beech Rds win finding Tony on his lonesome in a bar, and together we celebrated properly.

    One of our daughters used to live in the road in St Austell in Cornwall that the horse was named after, my memory was he owned a garage there.
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    i imagine you did !

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    One of our daughters used to live in Beech Road, St Austell which was the road the horse was named after, my memory is that Tony Geake owned a garage there called Beech Road Motors.

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