LEADING jockey Pat Smullen has died, aged 43.
The nine-time Irish champion rider passed away in hospital in Dublin on Tuesday evening.
He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in March 2018, forcing him to retire from the saddle.
Smullen rode for several leading yards but formed a particularly formidable partnership throughout his career with Dermot Weld.
He won multiple Group 1 races around the world, including the 2016 Derby at Epsom aboard Harzand.
He is survived by his wife Frances and three children.
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