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Hobhouse death.

JOHN HOBHOUSE, the one-time Spitfire pilot who raced Group-winning sprinter King Of Spain, has died aged 99, writes Tom Kerr.

Hobhouse was best known in racing circles for his connection with the Peter Cundell-trained King Of Spain, winner of the 1978 Mill Reef Stakes and 1981 King George V Stakes at Goodwood, and Spanish Bounty.

Racing was, along with animal welfare, Hobhouse's great passion. He was also president of Bath Cats and Dogs Home for many years and sat as national chairman of the RSPCA from 1969 to 1975. He was a tireless animal welfare advocate until his death.
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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Dec 29, 2009
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