Thursday, 22 May 2014

Sydney racehorse trainer Guy Walter dies of suspected heart attack

RESPECTED NSW trainer Guy Walter died this morning of a suspected heart attack.

He was 59.

Walter died shortly after arriving home from track work at Warwick Farm.

It was only last Saturday that Walter saddled Streama to win the Doomben Cup. It was his 35th Group I success as a trainer.

His sudden death has shocked friends in the racing industry, several of them having spoken to him this morning.

Involved with horses from a young age at pony club level growing up in Mudgee, Walter took up training in 1980 after learning the craft from two of the best.
Walter had a couple of stints working with Bart Cummings, the first time around in Adelaide. He was the strapper of Think Big when he won the first of two Melbourne Cups in 1974.

He had an overseas stint in Ireland before returning to work for Cummings and Neville Begg.

Walter’s boutique produced several elite-level performers, more recently classy mares Streama and Appearance.

Spinning Hill was another mare that he was able to get the best out of winning major sprints. Republic Lass and Wild Iris were fillies he won staying classics with.

Tie The Knot was a ‘’life-changing’’ horse for Walter, winning 20 Group and Listed races, including two Sydney Cups, and over $6 million in prizemoney.

One of Walter’s great achievements was to trifecta the Doncaster Handicap in 2005 when Patezza beat Court’s In Session and Danni Martine.

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