Trainer Zoe Davison dies from cancer
Trainer Zoe Davison dies from cancer on the same day two of her horses claim wins at Plumpton
- The 60-year-old had been battling breast cancer for four-and-a-half years
- She started training in 1997 and enjoyed her best season with 15 wins in 2017-18
- Her stable landed a Plumpton double with Brown Bullet and Mr Jack on Sunday
There were poignant scenes at Plumpton as the death of trainer Zoe Davison was announced on the day her stable landed a double with Brown Bullet and Mr Jack.
Davison, who had been battling breast cancer for four-and-a-half years, started training in 1997-98 and enjoyed her best season with 15 wins in the 2017-18 campaign. Based at East Grinstead in Sussex, she was 60.
Gemelle Johnson, former jockey and then assistant to her mother, said: ‘I just feel a bit numb inside because of everything.
Zoe Davison started training in 1997 and enjoyed her best season with 15 wins in 2017-18
‘I’m a bit overwhelmed we’ve had a double for Mum. Hopefully we have made her proud. It’s surreal.
‘Our team is a family business and we put everything into it. She will be thoroughly missed as she is the glue that holds us together.’
Jockey James Best, who rode Brown Bullet in the 2m novice hurdle, told Sky Sports Racing: ‘What a lovely family they are. I’ve had an awful lot of rides for them over the past 18 months to two years but that was actually my first winner for Zoe.’
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