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Irish jockey, 25, loses battle with cancer a day before her wedding

13 July 2018 19:02
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Irish jockey, 25, loses battle with cancer a day before her wedding

Limerick native Laura Barry sadly passed away in the early hours of this morning.

The Limerick rider lost her long battle with a rare form of nerve cancer early this morning, having been paralysed by the illness.

Laura had moved from her hometown to Yorkshire to pursue a career in horse racing eight years ago, and she was due to marry fellow jockey Ben Hamilton tomorrow.

“She was a wonderful, wonderful person and she passed away with dignity,” her former trainer Richard Fahey told the Racing Post. “She was a super girl, just a super, super girl, and it’s so very sad for everyone.

“It’s horrendous. There’s no good time for anything like that, but it’s extremely sad – she was due to get married tomorrow. She’s a girl I’m very proud to have known, she was a simply wonderful girl.”

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