Jimmy Lindley Death – Obituary not available: Jimmy Lindley was a world-class rider in the 1960s and early 1970s, winning three British Classics and a slew of other major races. He died at the age of 86.
The most renowned of his 1,000-plus victories came on Aggressor in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes in 1960, only two years after he finished third in the Champion Hurdle on Retour De Flamme.
According to racingpost.com, After nearly 30 years behind the microphone at the BBC, he became a recognized face and voice to a new generation of racing fans.
Life was never easy for a guy born just four years before World War II broke out, and he considered himself “three times lucky” to have lived long enough to accomplish what he achieved.
When his parents’ house was devastated by a German bomb when he was two years old, he was buried for eight hours after moving to Eastbourne, Sussex, from his birthplace in north London. Another raid blew out the windows when they moved up the road, and moving to live with his grandmother in Kent afforded little protection when a bomb landed in her yard.