Pat Smullen Throwback Race Of The Day

Pat Smullen

After the devastating news last night that Pat Smullen had passed away at the age of 43 years old, today we are paying tribute to the great rider by looking through his greatest accomplishment on a racecourse.

The leading figure in Irish flat racing was an inspiration to many having been a nine-time Irish champion jockey and 12-time European Classic winner.

When the news broke back on March 26, 2018 that Smullen had been diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer the racing world was rocked.

However, all racing fans today are in mourning after it was revealed he had passed away late on Tuesday evening after he had suffered a relapse in recent months and his condition believed to have got much worse over the last week.

Today is a day to reflect on the great work the rider did whilst in the saddle and also out of it, but for now we are looking back at his Epsom Derby winning performance back in 2016 on the Aga Khan owned Harzand.