Kieran Kelly (jockey)

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Kieran Kelly (25 June 1978 – 12 August 2003) was a top Irish jump jockey who died as a result of a racing accident.[1]

Kelly was born in County Kildare[1] and achieved his first Cheltenham Festival success in March 2003 on Hardy Eustace in the Royal & SunAlliance Novices' Hurdle.[2]

He was critically injured in a fall in on 8 August 2003 at Kilbeggan racecource and remained on life support in Beaumont Hospital in north Dublin. He died four days later at the age of 25.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Griffiths, Richard (15 August 2003). "Kieran Kelly Obituary". The Independent. Retrieved 8 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Results from the 2.00 race at Cheltenham 12 March 2003". Racing Post. Retrieved 8 November 2010. 
  3. ^ Clower, Michael (17 August 2003). "Cruel fate of the addicted". The Times. Retrieved 8 November 2010.