Former jockey Bob Butchers, who then successfully turned his hand to tipping for the Daily Mirror from 1946 to 1985, has died elderly ninety-four. His son Guy Butchers, owner and managing director of Up-To-Date Information Services, which resources tailored horseracing outcomes, racecards, statistics, and editorial content, stated: “Dad become a jockey, even though his career was curtailed through the struggle, after which for 39 years he become Newsboy – the original one, and named after a top chaser of the day – on the Daily Mirror.
“Our own family gained the 1961 Cheltenham Gold Cup with Saffron Tartan, educated by way of Don Butchers, my dad’s uncle, and then stepfather! Dad rode work on that horse, and Carrickbeg, who turned into beaten half of a length through Ayala in the 1963 Grand National while ridden by using John Lawrence, who has become Lord Oaksey.
The funeral will take area on Thursday, April 25 at 12.15 pm at Aldershot Crematorium and afterward at Odiham & Greywell Cricket Club. Please notify Guy Butchers if planning to attend. However, donations can be made to Great Ormond Street Hospital, Macmillan, or the Injured Jockeys Fund through Thorne Leggett, 1 Brenthurst, Petersfield Road, Whitehill, Bordon, Hampshire GU35 9AR. Phone 01420 488896. Tom Ryan off to Saudi Arabia after 13 years at Naas.
Naas racecourse supervisor Tom Ryan will vacate his function in the coming months to take up the role as director of a strategy and worldwide racing on the Equestrian Club of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. Ryan said of the circulate: “It has been an absolute pleasure to serve Naas racecourse during the last thirteen years or so. I want to acknowledge the very valued assistance from all enterprise members, race day contributors, and racegoers. “Naas racecourse will remain very close to my heart, and I sit up for seeing its fortunes enhance within the usual constant manner.
Naas chairman Dermot Cantillon added: “On behalf of Naas racecourse, I need to congratulate Tom on his new appointment. The many upgrades at the music and the racing program’s enhancement are a testimony to his intricate paintings and determination.
“The Naas board will now search for to recruit a brand new manager to continue with our imaginative and prescient for the racecourse as a top worldwide twin purpose tune.”