Champion racehorse trainer Peter Walwyn has sadly passed away at the age of 84. Walwyn is best remembered for Grundy’s outstanding performances in the summer of 1975, when he won the Derby at Epsom, the Irish 2,000 Guineas and the Irish Derby, and the infamous dual against Bustino in the King George at Ascot which was dubbed the ‘race of the century’
Walwyn was also responsible for the success of several leading jockeys including the multiple champion Pat Eddery.
Hailed the son of Lambourn he was to become the chairman of the Lambourn Trainers’ Association in 1989 and of course was responsible for the signs that read ‘Lambourn – Valley of the Racehorse’, as seen by drivers as they enter the village.
Walwyn retired from training in 1999 and was awarded with an MBE in 2012 for his outstanding contributions and services to horse racing.