Lichfield-born horse racing jockey Greville Starkey dies

Lichfield-born jockey Greville Starkey has died.

The 70-year-old, who won the Derby aboard Shirley Heights, had been battling cancer.

Starkey won nearly 2,000 races during his distinguished career.

John Dunlop – the trainer of Shirley Heights – told RTE Racing:

“He was a great jockey at his best. He will always remembered by me for winning that Derby. He was a fine rider. I am very sorry to hear the news.”

Starkey retired in 1989 after 34 years in the sport.

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