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After a long battle with serious illness, prominent owner Jack Mitchell passed away at home in Cape Town at the age of 73 on Sunday,

Mr Mitchell’s black and white silks have become very familiar to race goers over the years, most recently in conjunction with greats like Legislate and Futura, who both became stallions, and the filly Snowdance who is still in training.

There was also exciting Frankel colt General Franco waiting in the wings.
He had a long association with Snaith Racing, and Jonathan Snaith gave the following tribute.

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