Former top jockey Swinburn dies, aged 55
HORSE-RACING-SWINBURN:Former top jockey Swinburn dies, aged 55
After retiring as a flat-racing jockey in 2000, he worked as a trainer between 2004-11.
"Very sad to hear about the death of Walter Swinburn. Brilliantly stylish and a genius in the saddle. A jockey that God hath retained. RIP," said 20-times champion jump jockey Tony McCoy on his Twitter account.
John Francome, a seven-times champion jump jockey, described Swinburn's death as "a shock.
"He was a gifted rider," Francome told At The Races television. "He had really good hands and did everything from instinct."
(Writing by Tony Jimenez; Editing by Ken Ferris)