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Racing Legend Tommy Kinane Dies at 90

, Racing Legend Tommy Kinane Dies at 90

A Giant of the Sport and Father of Iconic Rider Mick

Racing legend Tommy Kinane, known for his remarkable career and his role in shaping the success of his son Mick, has sadly passed away at the age of 90.

A Golden Era of Hurdlers

Kinane gained fame for his victory in the 1978 Champion Hurdle on Monksfield, during a period considered to be a golden era for hurdlers.

A Racing Connection that Endures

Kinane's connection to the sport continued throughout his life, as his son Mick became a 13-time champion jockey and a three-time Derby winner.

The Horse that Sparked a Bust-up

Mick Kinane also rode the all-conquering Sea The Stars and Sir Alex Ferguson's horse Rock Of Gibraltar, which led to a notorious bust-up at Man Utd and resulted in the Glazers taking control.

, Racing Legend Tommy Kinane Dies at 90

An Incredible Athlete

Even in his later years, Kinane remained an incredible athlete, as shown by a widely shared video of him performing a headstand at the age of 85.

Tributes Flow

Many in the racing community have paid their respects to Kinane, including Sun Racing's Matt Chapman, who referred to him as an "absolute legend of a man".

A Life Dedicated to Racing

Born in Tipperary, Ireland, in 1933, Kinane came from a family of jockeys and trainers. His involvement in the Monksfield story played a major part in his long-time friendship with trainer Des McDonagh.

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A Loss to the Racing Community

Describing Kinane as a "superb rider, a wonderful character, and a great man to have on your side," McDonagh expressed his sadness at the passing of his longtime friend and associate.

Farewell to a Legend

Tommy Kinane's funeral is set to take place tomorrow at Ardmayle Cemetery in County Tipperary.

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