NORTH Yorkshire trainer Alan Swinbank died suddenly on Wednesday. The 72-year-old had held a licence since 2001, sending out nearly 800 winners.

His best horse was Collier Hill, who developed from a bumper and hurdles performer into a three-time Group 1 winner. He won the 2005 Irish St Leger before going on to claim glory in the Canadian International at Woodbine and the Hong Kong Vase at Sha Tin the following year.