All of us at Overbury Stud were greatly saddened to learn of the death of James Cronin during the December Mare Sale at Tattersalls.

James worked for us during the previous week of the foal sale and was an extremely popular member of our sales team.

Resident in Dublin at the time of his passing, James had also spent a number of years working for Michael Bell, during which time he looked after the Derby winner Motivator.

Simon Sweeting said, “James was an exceptional horseman as well as being unfailingly cheerful and reliable. He will be sadly missed by many. His tragic accident leaves a young family without a father and a fund has been set up to help.”

Anyone wishing to make a donation to the fund set up by Tamso Doyle to help James’s family can do so via this link.