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Mon Apr 21 14:13:53 SAST 2014

British jockey dies on holiday in Greece

Reuters | 26 June, 2012 13:240 Comments
Ascot Races
Campbell Gillies riding Quito Du Tresor wins The Winkworth Handicap Steeple Chase at Ascot racecourse on November 18, 2011 in Ascot, England
Image by: Alan Crowhurst / Getty Images

British jockey Campbell Gillies, 21, who won a race at the Cheltenham Festival this year, has died in an accident while on holiday in Greece.

“We can confirm the death of a British national in Corfu on 26 June. We are providing consular assistance to the family at this difficult time,” a Foreign Office spokesman said on Tuesday.

Media reports said Gillies was on holiday with friends and fellow jockeys Henry Brooke, Nathan Moscrop and Harry Haynes in Kavos on the Greek island of Corfu and died in a swimming pool incident.

Gillies, who was born in Scotland, rode to victory on Brindisi Breeze in the Grade One Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham in March. 

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