Sadness for fans as British sporting legend dies

Legendary British jockey Edward Hide has sadly passed away at the age of 86.

Hide achieved fame for his remarkable victory in the Epsom Derby, riding the 25-1 outsider Morston in 1973, marking a high point in his illustrious career.

The news of his passing was confirmed by his son Will via social media on Thursday afternoon.

Will shared these heartfelt words: “You think your folks will go on forever, but we all know that can’t be the case. My Dad passed away peacefully overnight in Yorkshire, holding the hands of Mum & my sister Lizzie.

A life very well lived & well loved. We’ll miss you Dad. Edward Hide 12 April 1937 – 7 September 2023.”

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