Walter Swinburn – RIP

Awful news on the sad passing of a true racing jockey great Walter Swinburn at the age of 55. Swinburn stylish riding style was to the fore and his performances on Shergar were sublime. The great horse racing observers will be far more eloquent than I but found this gem of a video earlier this evening. 1981 Epsom Derby with commentary from the great Peter O’Sullivan and featuring the mercurial Shergar and Walter Swinburn. RIP Walter. Thank you for the memories!