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Distinguished trainer Reg Hollinshead dies

Distinguished trainer Reg Hollinshead has died, aged 89.

Famed for his production line of future top jockeys, Staffordshire-based Hollinshead sent out around 2,000 winners under both codes from his Upper Longdon yard near Lichfield, England.

In 1978, Hollinshead, who took out a licence in 1949, saddled Remainder Man to be second in the 2000 Guineas and third in the Derby.

Among the apprentices who learnt their trade with Hollinshead were Kevin Darley, Pat Eddery and Walter Swinburn, all of whom went on to become champion jockeys.

Derby-winning rider Willie Ryan was another associated with the Hollinshead yard in his formative years. A spokesperson from Burton Hospital confirmed: "Unfortunately Mr Hollinshead passed away today, and his family have been informed."


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