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    Death announced of Dandy Nicholls

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    That's a very sad surprise. R.I.P.
    Ah! but a man's reach should exceed his grasp......

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    Geez.
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    wow that is terrible news...had a tough time recently...RIP

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    Sad news indeed. A very good trainer and one of racing's more likeable characters, his frequent and successful visits to Ireland were always welcome.

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    That's a real shock. RIP


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    Top man with sprinters. R.I.P

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    Really shocked and saddened by this news, RIP.

    Thoughts with all his family and friends

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    I am very shocked to hear this, 61 is no age. I have very fond memories of Dandy and his association with Soba, and what a great character he was. He epitomised what racing is about with his celebrations when winning as a trainer, real joy and enthusiasm. Thoughts have to be with his family. A very sad loss.
    Last edited by clappers61; 4th June 2017 at 2:07 PM.

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    Landed some touches with his runners was different class despite the snobbery that surrounds most of the racing fraternity,would have him over anyone training sprinters and getting them to run to their best rest in peace fella..

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    There is a Justgiving page for the cost of his funeral asking people to help.

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    That must be a first.

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    Think court case still outstanding so who knows if money will be diverted to pay for that. Bit rich if you ask me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-G View Post
    There is a Justgiving page for the cost of his funeral asking people to help.

    I find that incredibly sad.
    Last edited by LUKE; 7th June 2017 at 6:05 PM.

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    Can't go ahead if he's dead!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LUKE View Post
    I find that incredibly sad.
    Me too - desperate for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-G View Post
    Can't go ahead if he's dead!
    Court proceedings already started, there will have been legal fees.

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    Anybody got a good link to the nature and context of the court case?
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    Mercy Rimell R.I.P. 98 years old.
    Older fans here will remember her as a vital cog in her husband Fred's training team.
    A horse woman through and through she hunted riding side saddle and rode all Fred's top horses at work.
    Creola, bred my uncle was sold via C.B. Harty to Charlie Dixon, a farmer and owner at Fred's.
    A hard puller , Mercy hunted him riding side saddle when most guys would hardly sit up on him.
    Buster Harty went to Dixon's with the horse and won fourteen races and p2ps on him, finishing second in United Hunt Chase in mid 1950s.

    Mercy took over Fred's licence after his death, training Gaye Brief to win 1983 Champion Hurdle and Gala's Image to win Arkle Chase a few years later.
    She was part owner of Simon, Racing Post chase winner ten years or so ago.
    Coolmore vet John Halley spent time with her as a student also many years ago.

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    Death announced of Martin Molony (91).
    Brother to Tim , they were the best of their era, Tim being English Champion Jockey NH while Martin was runner up to him along with being Irish champion, riding 100plus winners a year flat and NH when there was only two days racing a week.
    The Ruby of his era he took the mail boat and train to Birmingham Sunday night, rode in England during the week and returned to Ireland Saturday.
    Also a triple classic winning flat jockey his career came to an abrupt end at 26 after a horrific fall at Thurles.
    Guy St John Williams wrote a wonderful biography about twenty years ago, and statues to Martin and Tim are at Limerick racecourse.
    His son Peter is Qatar racing's manager in Ireland.
    Rest in Peace.

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