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Former champion jockey T.P. Burns passes away
on 14 May 2018
He rode Cheltenham winners and classic winners for Vincent O'Brien

IRISH racing lost one of its most-cherished personalities on Monday when former champion jockey T.P. Burns passed away. He was 94.

Champion jockey three times (flat and National Hunt winners combined), his race-riding career spanned six decades, from his first winner in 1938 to his final riding success in 1989.

Cheltenham Festival victories and classic wins, at home and abroad, peppered his career. Vincent O'Brien supplied him with most of his big-race winners, including the 1957 Irish Derby on Ballymoss.

His funeral details are published below. A full obituary, penned by his biographer Guy Williams, will appear in The Irish Field next weekend.

Taken from

BURNS Thomas Pascal T.P., (Landfall Paddocks, The Curragh, R56 CK20) - 14th May 2018 (peacefully) after a short illness under the wonderful care of the staff at St. Vincent's Hospital Athy. Beloved husband of the late Christine. Sadly missed by his loving sons James and Tom, his sister Stella, grandchildren Tommy, Elodie and Anna, daughter-in-law Helen and James' partner Lia.

May He Rest in Peace

Reposing at his home (Landfall) tomorrow (Tuesday, May 15th) from 1 o'clock until prayers at 8 o'clock. Funeral Mass on Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock in St. Brigid's Church, The Curragh. Burial afterwards in Tynaclash Cemetery, Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow. Donations, if desired, to the Irish Injured Jockey's Fund.

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