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By:
.Fidway.
When: 23 Aug 16 19:48
Wasn't that long ago it was announced he was ill. Poor Bloke.
By:
Breedingmad
When: 23 Aug 16 19:49
Sad news was lucky to be alive after his fence post accident R.I.PSad
By:
portmanpark
When: 23 Aug 16 19:49
think he has been ill........didn't look well last time I seen him on tv.......don't think he was that old...very sad
By:
TambourineMan.
When: 23 Aug 16 19:52
http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/tom-oryan-in-intensive-care-after-freak-accident/1282067/#newsArchiveTabs=last7DaysNews
By:
TambourineMan.
When: 23 Aug 16 19:54
Sorry that was 3 years ago.Sad
By:
Millerracing67
When: 23 Aug 16 19:54
Very sad news indeed :-(
RIP Tom ;-(
By:
howard
When: 23 Aug 16 19:57
Tom could light up the poorest of cards with his enthusiasm. R.I.P.
By:
kabcast
When: 23 Aug 16 19:58
R.I.P,always came across as very knowledgable and passionate about the game,sad news.Also was unaware until last weekend of the recent passing of former racecourse commentator Robin Gray.R.I.P.
By:
Facts
When: 23 Aug 16 19:58
Sad news
By:
the dealer
When: 23 Aug 16 20:00
very sad
By:
Gerald the Show Pony
When: 23 Aug 16 20:07
R.I.P. Tom
By:
Latalomne
When: 23 Aug 16 20:19
Announced his battle on Twitter on the 28th of July. 

Very sad.

RIP Tom.
By:
tipp ex
When: 23 Aug 16 20:37
Tom was one of the good guys of the press room would always help you if he could RIP Tom.
By:
brigust1
When: 23 Aug 16 20:43
Another very, very sad day for horse racing. First Alan Lee and now Tom O'Ryan. Irreplaceable.
By:
tipp ex
When: 23 Aug 16 20:49
Yes what a year 2016 has been!
By:
GEORGE.B
When: 23 Aug 16 21:17
Hard to believe given it doesn't seem two minutes since he was regularly presenting on RUK and seemed full of enthusiasm as ever.

I liked Tom as both a presenter and pundit, he knew his stuff, and very sad that we won't be hearing his distinctive voice and knowledge again from the northern courses.

Condolences to his family and friends
By:
handtorofe
When: 23 Aug 16 21:18
Always so up for the days racing.Very sad loss.
By:
verbotene liebe
When: 23 Aug 16 21:36
That's all happened so quickly.Sad news.No doubt had some fascinating anecdotes that could never be told generally and that we'll never hear. Rode Night Nurse on his first racecourse appearance.
By:
workrider
When: 23 Aug 16 22:03
Saw him at Haydock last month ,he looked well. R.I.P.
By:
dave d
When: 23 Aug 16 22:24
talked to him at catterick three weeks ago .r.i.p.tom you will be sadly missed xSad
By:
tictacman1
When: 23 Aug 16 22:37
A former jockey and well-regarded apprentice on the Flat, O'Ryan was deeply respected within the sport and held a long-term reporting roles with the Racing Post - he was named Racing Journalist of the Year in 2002 - and the Press newspaper, in York.

O'Ryan was also an anchor and analyst for Racing UK, a columnist for www.sportinglife.com, a qualified jockeys' coach and a work-rider for Malton-based Fahey.

Fahey said: "Devastated to say that Tom O'Ryan passed away earlier today. Can't say how much we will all miss him. We've lost the voice of the north.

"Tom's family have asked me to share the news. Tom was an incredible horseman & brilliant writer. Racing is a poorer sport without him in it."

Jonjo O'Neill said he was "heartbroken and lost for words" by the news of O'Ryan's death, while fellow jumps trainer Donald McCain said he was "always a pleasure to deal with and a real gentleman".

Leading Flat jockey Jamie Spencer described O'Ryan as a "proper man and a writer full of integrity". National Hunt rider Tom Scudamore said O'Ryan was "a gentleman and wise man of the press room".

Racing commentator Richard Hoiles tweeted: "So sorry to hear of Tom O'Ryan's passing. Few people in racing will have helped so many with his time kind words and advice. A sad day."

O'Ryan is survived by his wife, Wendy, and his brother, Robin, who is assistant trainer to Fahey.
By:
geordie1956
When: 23 Aug 16 22:47
Life is cruel as Tom himself would have said.....without a doubt

RIP to a grand stalwart of Northern racing
By:
smirnoff2therescue
When: 23 Aug 16 23:33
Puts all the crap that is posted up on here at times into perspective.

A fantastic asset to the sport who will be sorely missed by many more than may want to admit .

Condolences to his family and many friends in the business who have lost a goodun
R.I.P Tom
By:
buffythebookieslayer
When: 23 Aug 16 23:43
Sad
By:
MayoMan
When: 23 Aug 16 23:45
Great Voice - Great knowledge - great racing enthusiast and not to mention those caps

RIP Tom
By:
Mordin.
When: 23 Aug 16 23:52
RIP Tom, enjoyed watching your love for Horse Racing, you were brilliant, very sad news.
By:
Aberdeen Angus
When: 23 Aug 16 23:56
Cry
By:
Lampus
When: 24 Aug 16 05:59
Sad news R.I.P
By:
NOW WE KNOW
When: 24 Aug 16 06:32
His love of racing was best shown on the pieces about Sea Pigeon. An absolute delight to be reminded of those great days by a great guy.
By:
liberator of the oppressed
When: 24 Aug 16 06:45
MayoMan was a beautiful captivating distinctive voice that said sit up and listen.
By:
khyber kim
When: 24 Aug 16 06:55
Always came across as a thoroughly decent bloke. Sad news.
By:
deadbrain59
When: 24 Aug 16 07:09
Crythought he was the best.
By:
dod
When: 24 Aug 16 07:54
I used to make fun of toms flat cap but am very sad to hear of his death he seemed a really decent man rip
By:
sweetnsour
When: 24 Aug 16 08:09
Top Man rip
By:
attitude adjuster
When: 24 Aug 16 09:08
Met him at the track - couldn't have been anyone more devoted to the game

Just loved horses and a real gentleman.

RIP.
By:
halcyon days
When: 24 Aug 16 10:12
Very sad news, R I P Tom .
By:
Hound-Dog-2
When: 24 Aug 16 10:27
"I used to make fun of toms flat cap" Laugh looked like a pancake landed on his head.

He always seemed a really nice chap with a great love of racing, met him a couple of times years ago. Jim McGrath mentioned him on C4 Racing last week. Very sad news that he has passed away, cancer is so cruel, 61 is not young but too young to die.

RIP.
By:
ashleigh
When: 24 Aug 16 12:50
met tom a few times at our beloved yorkshire tracks, would always stop for a chat, as well as all the jobs he did he also did a lot for racing charities over the years.   

TOM RIP.
By:
youresomean
When: 24 Aug 16 13:01
So sorry to read this. RIP Tom.
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