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Sunday 9 December 2018

Irish jockey Laura Barry (25) loses cancer battle a day before she was due to marry

'She was a very tough girl, but had been suffering for a long time. She was just such a star and never complained'

A former apprentice jockey has lost her battle with cancer at the age of 25.

Laura Barry was due to marry jockey Tony Hamilton's brother, Ben Hamilton, on Saturday.

Her former trainer Richard Fahey said: "She was a wonderful girl and will be truly missed. She was loved by everyone.

"She was a very tough girl, but had been suffering for a long time. She was just such a star and never complained.

"She came over as an apprentice from Ireland. She was a very helpful and very kind person."

Barry rode 18 winners in her career from 2010 to 2014.

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