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So saddened by loss of special talent Jamie Kyne.

IT WAS with the deepest sorrow that I learnt on Saturday morning of the deaths of Jamie Kyne and Jan Wilson. The horrific circumstances surrounding their deaths make the news even harder to bear.

I was blessed with the good fortune to get to know Jamie through his links with John Quinn, who trains on behalf of two of my syndicates. As anyone who knew him will testify, Jamie was a wonderful ambassador for the sport - always smiling, upbeat and more than happy to make time for you.

He was also, in my view, one of the most promising apprentices I had seen for a very long time.

Indeed, it did not surprise any of us that the first time he rode Mastership - a horse I manage and, by general consent, a less than straightforward conveyance - he coaxed the horse home to a first success in our colours in the Beeswing Stakes at Newcastle.

We all agreed afterwards that Jamie had given Mastership the perfect ride, from his tender handling in the preliminaries and the way to post through to the race itself.

I feel especially for Jamie's working colleagues in John's yard. Jamie was one of that select group of people who makes a difference. There are very few of them around, and in the tightly knit community of a racing yard, his absence from the early-morning routine will be all the harder to bear.

The words do not exist to pay even adequate respect to such a rich young life. Those closest to him must be inconsolable.

On behalf of the partners in Mastership and Nissal, I am left to pass on our sincere and heartfelt condolences to Jamie's family, friends, working colleagues and anyone who had the privilege of having known him.

Marten Julian Kendal, Cumbria


Jamie Kyne wins the Beeswing Stakes on Mastership at Newcastle
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Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Sep 7, 2009
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