Pat Smullen, nine-times Irish champion jockey, dies aged 43

  • Multiple Classic winner died in Dublin hospital
  • Smullen was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2018

Pat Smullen, the nine-times Irish champion jockey and multiple Classic-winning rider has died, aged 43.

Smullen, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in March 2018, died at St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin on Tuesday evening. His initial treatment had been positive, but he suffered a relapse and was forced to abandon plans to ride in the Pat Smullen Champions Race For Cancer Trials Ireland at the Curragh in September last year – an event that proved an overwhelming success.

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