Edward Hide, the jockey who won the Epsom Derby, has sadly passed away at the age of 86. He died while holding hands with his wife and daughter.
Hide had a successful career as a jockey, with his most notable achievement being his victory in the Epsom Derby. He rode the horse known as “Never Say Die” to win the prestigious race in 1954. This victory made him the first jockey to win the Derby on his debut ride since 1909.
Hide’s success in the racing world continued throughout his career. He rode many winners, including horses trained by well-known trainers such as Vincent O’Brien and Henry Cecil. His talent and skill as a jockey earned him a respected reputation within the industry.
In addition to his accomplishments on the racetrack, Hide was also known for his kind and humble nature. He was well-liked by his peers and was considered a true gentleman of the sport.
Hide’s passing is a great loss to the racing community. He will be remembered for his remarkable achievements as a jockey and his contribution to the sport. Our thoughts go out to his family and loved ones during this difficult time.