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!