Really sad to see this man go at only 70 years. Apparently he was battling cancer for the last four years, probably that’s why he retired from training horses in France as well.
A true genius and always a man to follow at the Festival. My favorite horse was Aces Four who gave Denman a real fright in the 2007 RSA only to stumble with three to jump. No one knows how close he might have went.
As far as I can recall he was the first one to have Davy Russell riding for him in GB. He really had an eye for NH talent.
He could lay a horse out for a handicap ….saying that I remember his face when asked about hot metal for the Scottish national ….someone blabbed ….I was at Ayr that day the …as the price showed everyman , his dog …his dogs fleas knew about it ….he wasn’t a happy bunny