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12 Sep 21 16:04
Date Joined: 10 May 05
| Topic/replies: 846 | Blogger: Giddy's blog
Died today aged 70! Awful Cry
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Report DonegalPrince September 12, 2021 5:08 PM BST
it is. Shared a cab from Cheltenham station to his hotel ( on the road up to the course) for the October meeting a good few years ago. I tried to pay my share. He refused. Said I'd pop in for a coffee as we were early. Offered to buy his. He refused and paid for mine and a quick heart-starter as well. Big Buck's one of the few horses whose photo is on my wall . Very very sad
Report chavman September 12, 2021 5:08 PM BST
hadnt looked well for a while Sad
Report TINnotaTON September 12, 2021 5:27 PM BST
Very nice of him that Donegal, seemed a nice guy...Sad news, just seen it on the racing post website. 70 not old these days Sad
Report penzance September 12, 2021 5:28 PM BST
shame that.
Did his son die young or have a bad
accident not too long ago?
Report ashleigh September 12, 2021 5:29 PM BST
sad news, put a lot into racing and charity. ripSad
Report Giddy September 12, 2021 5:31 PM BST
I believe his son had a skiing accident and is paralysed from the waist down
Report Storm Alert September 12, 2021 5:36 PM BST
He had some great horses and always campaigned in a punter friendly way. 70 is no age, RIP.
Report GEORGE.B September 12, 2021 5:45 PM BST
It's a shock because he always looked well for his age, slim, tanned and well groomed.

The report is rather vague about what happened, just saying complications had set in following a fall at his holiday home in Barbados.

R.I.P Mr Stewart.
Report barstool September 12, 2021 5:48 PM BST
Very sad news.

A real sportsman.
Report Fashion Fever September 12, 2021 7:14 PM BST
didnt his son make a recovery ?
Report Rico-Dangleflaps September 12, 2021 9:01 PM BST
70 is no age

Report Movewiththetimes September 12, 2021 9:04 PM BST
RIP Was at Cheltenham for Big Bucks 4th world hurdle win, one of the best cheers I've heard, great memories.
Report windsor knot September 12, 2021 9:06 PM BST
donegal ....had similar memory . years ago i had no idea who he was . chatted , shared cab to racecourse in ireland . i paid taxi but he was not easily beaten down on this . seemed a lovely man .
Report differentdrum September 12, 2021 9:07 PM BST
Strange how people see things because I don't think I ever saw him when I thought he looked well. Never came across badly though, and as people have said these days 70 is no age.
Report strontium September 12, 2021 10:16 PM BST
RIP. Owner of one of the greats.
Report RothmanMike September 12, 2021 10:29 PM BST
Definitely an old school honourable owner.
Excellent man, and we will remember him and his horses for many years to come.
Report ribero1 September 12, 2021 10:29 PM BST
Bloody hell,can't believe it,have had the room next to him and his wife for a few years now in November and March,always said hello and talked to his wife a lot as she was always outside having a ****,the whole family would be there and they just seemed very normal,wife always asked how we'd gone on and obviously talked about how they were getting more involved again,awful news.
Report acey deucy September 13, 2021 10:51 AM BST
That is sad news,always came across as a decent guy.Sad
Report workrider September 13, 2021 10:55 AM BST
Really sad news, he was the kind of guy you could have a chat with and loved his racing, a huge loss to Paul as both a friend and owner.R.I.P...
Report jimnast September 18, 2021 7:29 AM BST
very nice letter in yesterdays racing post from a liz quilter.
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