Charlie Guest RIP

Rae’s father Charlie died last week peacefully in his sleep aged 92.  Charlie had a long life, well lived and he always had a smile on his face.  He was a jump jockey and then a trainer in Belgium and Holland where he won the Triple Crown on a horse ridden by Rae.   Like Rae, he trained a Listed winner for our own Derek Willis!  Charlie was notoriously eccentric, often turning up on an electric bike or absent mindedly leaving his mobility scooter outside the Pantry in Newmarket where everyone loved him.  Racing and family were his whole life and he was incredibly proud of the racing successes of his children and extended family.  His children Rae, Rita, Jane, Sally, Joanne and Richard are sad to lose him but enjoy remembering him and everyone has a story of his antics.  When crowds are allowed back on the racecourse the family plan to celebrate his life.

Rather than sending flowers, please make a donation in Charlie's memory to Racing Welfare.