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Sorry to lose Pontefract stalwart Dan Buoy.

WE WERE sad to hear the news that Dan Buoy lost his life at Southwell on November 7. Dan Buoy was a great character and a firm favourite with the Pontefract executive and racegoers. We will long remember his brave trailblazing tactics and how difficult he was to pass - both of which helped him to a great win in the Pontefract Stayers' Championship last year with the biggest winning score since the series began.

The long-distance races will certainly not be the same again and he will be much missed.

Our condolences go out to Richard Guest and his yard and Bamboozelem - the owners of Dan Buoy, who were such big supporters of Pontefract.

We hope to see them at Pontefract in 2012.

Norman Gundill and Richard Hammill On behalf of all Pontefract racegoers

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Dan Buoy (far side) battles it out with Fair Spin at his beloved Pontefract in April 2010
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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Nov 13, 2011
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