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Cheltenham Racecourse will name the 2013 running of the National Hunt Chase at The Festival in honour of the late John Oaksey, who died aged 83 on September 5.

In over 50 years of professional involvement in racing, Lord Oaksey earned the admiration of everyone he came into contact with.

He was twice champion jump amateur rider (1957/58 and 1970/71), an outstanding writer on all aspects of the sport and a highly successful pundit on television.


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