Richard Woollacott: Racehorse trainer dies aged 40

Woollacott saddled Beer Goggles to win the Long Distance Hurdle in Newbury last month.

Tributes to racehorse trainer Richard Woollacott, who died at 40.

the former point-to-point champion saddled Beer Goggles to win the Long Hurdle of Longbury last month.

Beer Goggles, star of the Woolacott saga based in Devon, will compete in the Cleeve Obstacle in Cheltenham on Saturday.

Police say that Woollacott's death does not feel suspicious.

"It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Richard this morning," his family said in a statement.

"We can ask you to respect the privacy of the family at this very difficult time."

As a successful point-to-point rider, Woollacott won the Devon & Cornwall championship nine times and the national title in 2010.

A Coach since 2008, he rode 60 winners including two at the level of Grade 2, with Lalor winning Aintree Bumper Champion in April 2017.

"It's a massive crash, I've been lucky enough to have a couple of good winners for Richard, but I've known him since his knitting days. point, "said jockey Richard Johnson, who rode Lalor and Beer Goggles to their greatest triumphs, Racing Post