A UK trainer has died after she landed a winning double at Plumpton just hours before she died of cancer aged 60.
Zoe Davison died on Sunday after her stable prepared Brown Bullet and Mr Jack to win over jumps. Davidson had fought cancer for more than four years.
Davison’s husband Andy Irvine and family members kept her stable running as the trainer’s health declined.
Stable jockey Page Fuller paid tribute to Davison, telling the Racing Post the trainer had been a big part of his career.
“She was one of the nicest people you’d ever meet. She was such a great support to me and was crucial in helping me get going as a professional,” Fuller said.
“She was so kind and generous, and you couldn’t have written it today with the team having a double at Plumpton, her local track. It’s very sad but at least she’s at peace.
Brown Bullet on his way to an emotional win for trainer Zoe Davison at Plumpton in the UK on Sunday. Photo: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images.Source:Getty Images
“The team have done so well to keep the show on the road and Zoe‘s strength has rubbed off on them.
“Hopefully, they can keep it going in her memory. I‘m so proud to be part of such a special team. Everybody has worked so hard.“
Jockey James Best steered Brown Bullet to victory with his roar of delight heard as he crossed the line in the two-mile hurdle.
“What a lovely family they are. I was in there this morning and I‘ve had an awful lot of rides for them over the past 18 months to two years, but that was actually my first winner for Zoe,” Best said.
“What a tough lady she‘s been the past four and a half years and you could probably see what it meant just to get a winner for the whole team.”
Originally published asUK trainer dies only hours after winning double
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