Oliver Brady: Trainer from Monaghan dies aged 75

Oliver Brady entertains the crowds after winning with Imperial Shabra at Bellewstown
Oliver Brady entertains the crowds after winning with Imperial Shabra at Bellewstown

Popular Irish jump racing trainer Oliver Brady has died at the age of 75 following a long battle with cancer.

Brady, from County Monaghan, was known for his celebrations in the winner's enclosure, when he would often make a rousing speech and lead a sing-song.

Despite being given just six months to live in 2003 and having a quadruple bypass operation five years later, he was a tireless charity fundraiser.

His best horses included steeplechaser Maralan and hurdler Ebadiyan.

Grand National and Cheltenham Gold Cup-winning jockey Barry Geraghty was among those to pay tribute.

"Very sad news about Oliver Brady, a great character and a very charitable man. RIP," he said.

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