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Tuesday, 23 July, 2002, 22:12 GMT 23:12 UK
Leading owner Weinstock dies
Lord Weinstock
Weinstock owned Japan Cup winner Pilsudski
Lord Weinstock, owner of Golan and Pilsudski, died on Tuesday aged 77.

The leading owner, a former top industrialist, had horses with Sir Michael Stoute, Marcus Tregoning and Nicky Henderson in this country, as well as owning the Ballymacoll Stud Farm in County Meath, Ireland.

The Ballymacoll Stud manager Peter Reynolds said: "I am very saddened by the death of Lord Weinstock who I worked for for 31 years."

Golan, last year's Sagitta 2000 Guineas winner, is a leading fancy for the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes at Ascot on Saturday.

Weinstock's connection with racing spans about 45 years, during which time he owned horses in both his own name and in partnership with his late father-in law Sir Michael Sobell.

His biggest success came with Troy who won the 1979 Epsom Derby under Willie Carson.

Weinstock and Sobell's filly Sun Princess was another top-class performer, taking the Epsom Oaks and the St Leger at Doncaster in 1983.

In recent years, the Stoute-trained Pilsudski has proved to be the best of Weinstock's horses winning the 1996 Breeders Cup Turf as well as the 1997 Japan Cup before his retirement.

Weinstock's last winner in Britain came courtesy of the tough stayer Cover Up in the Queen Alexandra Stakes at Royal Ascot.

His final victory was at Gowran Park in Ireland when White Queen, trained by John Oxx and ridden by Johnny Murtagh, won a fillies maiden at the end of June.


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