Stan Mellor Death – Dead: Stan Mellor, the first jump jockey to ride 1000 winners, has sadly passed away. Stan Mellor was reported to have died today at the age of 83. His cause of death or what killed him is not yet known as at the time of filing this report.
His death was made known to the public by the Great British Racing in a series of tweets made via their twitter handle.
The tweets reads below..
RIP Stan Mellor, the first jump jockey to ride 1000 winners, who has sadly passed away at the age of 83. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
RIP Stan Mellor, the first jump jockey to ride 1000 winners, who has sadly passed away at the age of 83.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/y2UhjFizip
— Great British Racing (@GBRacing) August 1, 2020
Mellor was an intelligent jockey, rather than a physical one. He once bemoaned the effect this had on public perception of him: “If you win with strength people see it, and if you win with style people see it, but if you win with guile people don’t see it.”
He rode at a weight of 8 st 10 lb, not much more than a modern flat jockey.
Stan Mellor left behind his wife Elain, and two daughters, Dana and Linz, all of whom have ridden winners under Rules.
Tributes Floods Twitter
Really devastated to hear about legendary jockey Stan Mellor. I met him in 2018 whilst I was at university making my documentary about female jockeys as I interviewed his wife Elain who was a pioneer. Afterwards I became friends with them both and visited them many times! 😢
— Chris Loader (@Luckyloader15) August 1, 2020
I was lucky enough to spend some time at Pollardstown with Stan Mellor on work experience back in the day. I remember him reading a book called One Dog And Her Man & it really resonated with me. Kind, forward thinking and a thoroughly nice man. He was an absolute gentleman #RIP
— Alex Hammond (@skysportsAlexH) August 1, 2020
Stan Mellor MBE passed away today aged 83 RIP xx Stan was an all time great jockey &top trainer, he was the first National hunt jockey to win the riders championship 3 years in succession 1960-62 plus the first to win a 1000 races(71) God bless to a championxx
— Piggott Jones (@michaeljohnbad1) August 1, 2020
The Stan Mellor trained Lean Ar Aghaidh, won the 1988 Withbread Gold Cup, 3rd in the 1987 Grand National pic.twitter.com/aE2On82L6j
— Anaglogs Daughter (@AnaglogsDaughtr) August 1, 2020
Mellor was moderately successful as a trainer. He won a Stewards Cup, two Whitbread Gold Cups and four races at the Cheltenham Festival, including a 1-2 in the 1983 Triumph Hurdle with Saxon Farm and Tenth Of October. His horses Royal Mail and Lean Ar Aghaidh were both placed in the Grand National. He pioneered the import of New Zealand bred horses (such as Royal Mail) and was known as “an excellent judge of a racehorse”. Mellor himself, however, regards his training career as a disappointment, claiming he was too “laid-back” to succeed.
With horse numbers dwindling, he sold Pollardstown in 2001 and retired to Ashbury, near Lambourn. He had trained over 700 winners
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