Racing mourns young star Campbell Gillies
A day before his 22nd birthday, rising star Campbell Gillies has tragically lost his life as the result of an accident whilst on holiday in Corfu.
Campbell was a hugely popular member of the weighing room who was just beginning to make a name for himself having enjoyed his best ever season with 38 winners including his first Festival winner with Lucinda Russell’s talented but ill-fated Brindisi Breeze. His loss will be keenly felt throughout racing.
As a mark of respect, jockeys wore black armbands today and racecourses staged a period of silence. The Amateur Jockeys Association would like to express its deep sorrow and extend its sincere condolences to the family and many friends of Campbell.