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Posted on 5th September 2019

Tenth Anniversary of Buckrose Court Fire

Survivors, family, friends and racing colleagues’ will gather for reflection and prayer at the memorial bench at the Derwent Arms in Norton, North Yorkshire at 2pm on Sunday (08 September) to mark the tenth anniversary of the deaths of teenagers Jan Wilson and Jamie Kyne, two of the brightest stars of the racing industry, who lost their lives on 05 September 2009 in a drink-fuelled revenge house fire.

Among those attending the service will be Paul Lodge who supported the survivors and their families in his capacity as Racing Welfare Officer and Father Tim Bywater, the parish priest at the Catholic Church in Malton.

Jan and Jamie both held Apprentice Jockey licences with Jan having attended the National Horseracing College for specialist tuition.

Ten years on, it is with sadness – but with warm memories – that we send our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of Jan and Jamie. The pain that they have had to endure is unimaginable and our thoughts are with them all. 

Jan and Jamie’s unwavering ambition to succeed as jockeys, their love of the sport of horseracing, their devotion to the horses in their care and the warmth they extended to their colleagues is a lasting legacy. We are honoured and privileged to have known and worked with both youngsters. A plaque in Jan’s memory takes pride of place in our reception.

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