How did John Spearing die? Tribute Pour As Welsh Grand National-winning trainer dies at 82

John Spearing is described as a ‘top man who trained some great winners’, has died at the age of 82 after a long illness. John Spearing was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2021 but he lived and enjoyed more than 50 years of his life as one of Britain’s most powerful and popular horse trainers. He was the country’s second longest-serving trainer when he finally handed in his license just five days ago.

John Spearing

John Spearing Death Cause

He won more than 800 races on the Flat and over jumps, most notably with Run and Skip (his horse) who landed the Welsh National and Anthony Mildmay, Peter Cazalet Memorial Chase, and grabbed fourth position behind Dawn Run in the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 1986. Spearing was Britain’s second-longest serving trainer at the time of his retirement in January, despite suffering life-threatening injuries in a serious gallops accident five years ago.

On a Friday night, his daughter said that her father was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2021 and passed away yesterday. She further added that this news is disheartening for the entire family. Moreover, she claimed that her father was under excellent care in the Lawns Nursing Home in Kempsey. (the nursing home where he was treated)

John Spearing

He graduated to a full license after being asked to train the disappointing Glendale, with who he won 13 races, and spent the last three decades of his career based with the Rimeli family.

Run and Skip won four long-distance chases in a busy 1985-86 season, despite not being easy to train, but Spearing did an outstanding job. His daughter praised him and said that dad did an incredible job. Further added, she and her siblings used to have an equal take on Jacuzzi, also they put ice and salt in the water, and after school spend some time Run and skipping.

One of his close friends, Peter Scudamore, expressed his gratitude and said that it was a privilege to ride Run and Skip (his horses) which were not easy to train at all. He further said that John was a perfect trainer and a good feeder of horses and lastly he paid his tribute by giving him all his respect.

John Spearing

His fellow trainer and old friend David Evans said he was a very good trainer and used his wisdom and hard work to grab this opportunity from a limited place. He further said that John used to be very self-reserved in nature.

Andrew Thornton rode his horses once and claimed that his horses were always fit and fine. He praised John for all his hard work over the years. Lastly, we can conclude that John Spearing was an excellent and hard-working trainer at heart and used to take care of his horses.

Tribute Pour John Spearing Welsh Grand National-winning trainer dies at 82

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