Talented young jockey dies on holiday
Campbell Gillies, pictured here riding at Kelso in 2010, was a rising star in National Hunt racing.
THE horseracing industry has been stunned by the reported sudden death of promising young jockey Campbell Gillies, from Haddington.
Campbell, who secured the biggest win of his racing career on Brindisi Breeze in the Grade 1 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival this year, is believed to have died in an accident whilst on holiday with friends on the Greek island of Kavos yesterday. Tomorrow would have been his 22nd birthday.
News of his death has prompted a flood of online tributes to the young jockey, who attended Knox Academy.
See this week's Courier, out on Thursday, for a full tribute.
This article appeared in East Lothian Courier 26 Jun 12
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Jun 26, 12:07
Our love and heartfelt empathy goes out to the family, because the horror of hearing that news is just too much for most of us to comprehend. I know that everybody who knows them will be wishing them the strength to get through this time.
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Jun 26, 15:13
We were shocked to learn of this tragedy, we knew Finley and followed his career with great interest.
With heartfelt sympathy and understanding thoughts in this time of sadness to all the family.
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