English trainer Alan Swinbank dies aged 62

LONDON May 19 2017

Popular English trainer Alan Swinbank has died suddenly at the age of 62.

Swinbank was a dual-purpose trainer renowned for turning classy National Hunt horses into Pattern contenders on the Flat, most notably Collier Hill who developed from a bumper and hurdles performer into a three-time Group One winner.

Collier Hill won the 2005 Irish St Leger before going on to claim international glory in the Canadian International at Woodbine and the Hong Kong Vase at Sha Tin the following year.

Swinbank's final winner came at Hamilton last week when Joe Fanning steered Genres to victory.

Niall Hannity, Racing UK presenter and jockeys' agent, rode for Swinbank and more recently worked with him in representing the likes of Fanning.

"I rode for him many years ago and he was very good to me," Hannity said.

"He was a shrewd man and we all know how well he did with bumper horses in turning them into good Flat performers with the likes of Turbo Linn and Collier Hill.

"He could train all sorts of horses, from five-furlong sprinters to three-mile chasers, and there aren't many that can do that."


 Email to friend   


Back to Racing News

Send to friend

English trainer Alan Swinbank dies aged 62

Your Name *
Your Email *
Friend's Name *
Friend's Email *

Racing Search

Live Racing

International Racing

Upcoming International Racing on Sky

Saturday 23rd

Bet Now UK/Ireland NEWBURY
G3 - The Dubai International Airport World Trophy (class 1)

Bet Now UK/Ireland NEWBURY
G2 - The Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes (class 1)

Bet Now France AUTEUIL
G III - Prix Maisons Laffitte

Bet Now UK/Ireland NEWBURY
G3 - The Dubai Duty Free Legacy Cup (class 1)

Bet Now UK/Ireland AYR
Heritage - The William Hill Ayr Gold Cup (heritage Handicap) (class 2)

View Sky International

Form Guide