Tuesday 15th of September 2020
Heart - Rest in Peace, Pat Smullen...
The Racing Post is sad to report that nine-time Irish champion jockey and 12-time European Classic winner Pat Smullen has died at the age of 43.
Heart - rest in peace, Pat Smullen...
Pat Smullen was a wonderful jockey and a tremendous ambassador for racing in and out of the saddle. Here's his proudest moment as a rider, when winning the 2016 Derby at Epsom aboard Harzand in the silks of the Aga Khan for trainer Dermot Weld.
Heart to hear about the passing of Pat Smullen. Here's how he bravely raised awareness for pancreatic cancer after his legendary career came to an end. Group 1 jockey. Group 1 gentleman.
Riding great Pat Smullen dies aged 43.
Gone way too early. RIP Pat Smullen.
Very sad news reaching us tonight Esport of the passing of racing great Pat Smullen.
R.i.p pat smullen < was a class jockey.
Truly tragic news. Classic winning rider Pat Smullen has sadly passed away at the age of 43 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. A brilliant jockey and an heroic man. RIP Pat.
Renowned in the saddle, respected out of it Pat Smullen strived to raise money for pancreatic cancer trials and awareness of research He organised a legends race, won by AP McCoy, and helped bring in more than 2.5m.
There are no words that haven't already been said on my timeline in the last hour. RIP Pat Smullen. The outpouring of sadness from every single tweet signifies how many people's lives he touched. Legend gets thrown around too often. He was a true legend.
Desperately sad news about Pat Smullen. A brilliant jockey. RIP.
Pat Smullen fought his battle with cancer with great dignity and raised huge sums of money. His Champions Race For Cancer Trials Ireland at the Curragh, run a year ago today, raised more than 2.5million. He told Nick Luck what it meant to him.
Sad news. RIP Pat Smullen.
Truly heart news this evening of the passing of jockey Pat Smullen who has lost his battle with cancer. Our thoughts and prayers are with Frances, their children and all his family and friends. RIP Pat.
Very sad to hear of the passing of jockey Pat Smullen. A fighter and a gentleman.
Legendary jockey and 12-time European Classic winner Pat Smullen dies aged 43.
Lucky 15 back on track as the NB TADAANY bolts up for Dermot Weld. Pat Smullen kicked him clear off the bend for a straightforward success.
Desperate sad news to hear about Pat Smullen tonight. Only 43 years of age, Life is there to be lived, enjoy it and be careful!
"Life's full of setbacks, isn't it? And we just have to deal with it" - Pat Smullen. Sleep tight king.
What a gent. What a jockey. RIP Pat Smullen.
Desperately sad news that Pat Smullen passed away this evening.. RIP Pat x.
Well said lovely words . Absolutely they should people are getting asked to do a small thing in this current climate . Pure Class Great Jockey Pat Smullen RIP.
Incredibly sad news that Classic-winning jockey Pat Smullen has tragically passed away. Our thoughts and condolences go to all his family and friends at this time. RIP Pat.
Pat Smullen Death Dead : Pat Smullen Obituary : Irish Champion Jockey and 12-time European Classic winner has died at the age of 43.
What a ride that was from Pat Smullen. Never gave up and got a great tune out of Gifted Master near the finish Got there in the last stride.
Pat Smullen was an outstanding man. He fought the cancer with dignity and strength - the same way he lived his life. He has died but will never be forgotton for he was a great guy in every way! Our thoughts and prayers go out to Frances and the children. RIP Pat.
I never saw courage like this - Pat Smullen was a truly special man.
Such very sad news, rest in peace Pat Smullen. An amazing man, gone too soon. Thoughts with his family and friends.
Nine-time Irish champion jockey Pat Smullen dies at 43.
It's All A Joke came with a strong late challenge down the wide outside but he hasn't got there. Snow Patch looked to have got the verdict up the inside but Khwarizmi prevails up the centre of the track under Pat Smullen. Some ride that was.
So incredibly sad to learn of Pat Smullens passing. I was lucky enough to sit down with him for a morning last year and it was a meeting Ill never forget. An incredibly kind, brave and inspirational man. My deepest sympathies to his family. May Pat rest in peace.
Despite appearing uneasy in the market MUSTAJEEB gets the job done over in Ireland LeopardstownRC, asserting close home under Pat Smullen.
RIP pat smullen super jockey far too young passed today.
Terribly sad news this evening that Pat Smullen has passed away. Nine times champion jockey and an inspirational figure in racing and Irish society. May he rest in peace. Our thoughts are with Frances and their children Hannah, Paddy & Sarah.
RIP Pat Smullen one of my favourite jockeys ever, devastating news.
Pat Smullen. This tribute summed up the respect for him - shown at the Cartier Awards in November.
"To win the Derby is the defining moment for a rider. I appreciated every minute of it." Pat Smullen was a special guest on Luck On Sunday last year and told us about winning the Derby on Harzand. The whole interview is available here >>>.
Very sad to report that nine-time Irish Champion Jockey Pat Smullen has lost his battle with cancer at the age of 43. Deepest sympathies to Frances and their three children. May he rest in peace.
Oh god. Hearing that Pat Smullen has died is heartbreaking. He was an amazing man and horseman. Words will never do him justice. 43 is no age. rippatsmullen Thoughts with his family.
Sad news from the racing world...The 43-year-old was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in March 2018 and retired from the saddle last year.
So very sad to learn of the passing of Pat Smullen. What a jockey and ambassador for a sport we all love but above all what a gentleman and legend. My sincerest condolences to Frances,Hannah,Paddy,Sarah and all his family. May he rest in peace.
Devastating news to hear of the passing of champion jockey Pat Smullen. Our thoughts are with Frances, their children and all his family and friends. Rest in peace.
I am sad now this evening with the news of Pat Smullen , my thoughts and love are with him & his family .. what a great man .. a lovely man , an Irish man , & one of the finest jockeys the sport has even seen ... May he be at peace now ..
Racing in mourning following the death of Pat Smullen .
Shocked to hear of the death of Pat Smullen. RIP Champ.
Great jockey , such a sad time , Pat Smullen was a racing.
Really sad news out of Ireland tonight with the death of 9 time champion jockey Pat Smullen. Outstanding competitor. Top jock.
Such a sad loss. Pat Smullen has died, aged 43. Brilliant jockey. Wonderful person. Courageous until the end.
Ffs, RIP Pat Smullen. My list of sporting heroes is short and its hard to get on to. Pat made the cut.
Heartbroken to be reporting this. The planet is a worse place for this man's departure. Pat Smullen was one of the most decent human beings I've had the honour to meet. He has been an inspiration over the past 2 1/2 years. Thoughts with Frances & their kids Hannah, Paddy & Sarah.
Your in our prayers tonight. Rest easy Pat Smullen.
In honour of the legend that was and forever will be Pat Smullen let us enjoy his Epsom Derby winning ride aboard Harzand. An utter master in the saddle. 2016 Investec Derby - Harzand - Racing TV.
Terrible news about Pat Smullen. RIP.
Heavy that about pat smullen. Cancer is such a cruel disease and can affect anyone. Rest in peace Patrick you were top notch. :(.