Dunlop leads Hindley tributes

  • Last Updated: January 7 2013, 22:49 GMT

Former trainer Jeremy Hindley has died at the age of 69.

Ed Dunlop: Paid tribute to Hindley

Hindley, who saddled around 700 winners in his 17-year training career which ended in 1987, had been suffering from motor neurone disease since 2001 and passed away at his home in Hermanus, South Africa.

Protection Racket was one of the best horses he trained and the stayer won the Irish St Leger, the Ebor and the Doncaster Cup in 1981.

The Go-Between claimed eight wins from 11 juvenile starts, including the Cornwallis Stakes, in 1972.

Crash Course was another Doncaster Cup winner for Hindley in 1975, while Huntingdale landed the Dewhurst Stakes in 1985.

Hindley was twice married and leaves three daughters.

Newmarket trainer Ed Dunlop paid tribute to Hindley, tweeting: "R.I.P Jeremy Hindley. A great man, a hugely talented trainer, a wonderful father and and a true friend and much much more."