Happier times. Dewi with his his son, Gareth, and Murray Smith, in Lambourne last year

There was very sad news late yesterday. Dewi Williams, former Zimbabwe Champion Jockey latterly living in the United Kingdom, has passed away after a long illness bravely handled.

Born in 1966, Dewi was a brilliant jockey whose riding career ended tragically after an accident at Borrowdale Park. Eventually he moved back to Britain in order to continue with necessary rehabilitation after being injured and he has been sadly missed.

Our thoughts and deepest sympathy are with Gareth, the rest of the family, and Dewi’s racing friends.

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Triple Crown Winner Glen Monarch with Dewi Wiliams and Lisa Harris.

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