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Nine-time Irish champion flat jockey Johnny Roe sadly dies aged 79

The death has taken place of the former nine-time Irish champion flat jockey Johnny Roe.

He passed away on Sunday aged 79, according to The Irish Times.

Roe was champion jockey in Ireland from 1962-63, 1966-68 and 1971 to 1975.

Roe retired from riding in 1980, and subsequently trained in Macau before becoming a successful bloodstock agent.

Reposing at Thomas Murphy & Sons Funeral Home, Boghall Road, Bray, on Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm. Funeral Mass is on Wednesday at 10am in St Mary’s Church, Sandyford village, followed by burial in St Mochonog’s Cemetery, Kilmacanogue.

Any donations can be made to the Irish Injured Jockeys.

May he rest in peace……

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