Jack Denham dies aged 85
Prominent racehorse trainer Jack Denham has died in Sydney aged 85.
Denham was still active as a trainer and racegoer until he recently became ill and was admitted to hospital.
The trainer of many Group One winners over a career spanning 60 years, Denham is most famous for the feats of champion Might And Power.
The free-running gelding won the 1997 Caulfield and Melbourne Cups and the following year claimed the Cox Plate.
Denham’s son Allan is also a trainer at Sydney’s Rosehill Racecourse.
Sydney Turf Club chief executive Michael Kenny said Denham’s death was a loss to the club and the racing community as a whole.
"He was the STC’s leading trainer and a stalwart in Sydney racing," Kenny said.
"It’s a great loss to the industry."
A private funeral is expected to be held later this week.