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Leading Scottish jumps trainer Peter Monteith has been found dead at his home.

Mr Monteith was found dead at his yard in Rosewell, Midlothian last night (Sunday 21 November).

The 61-year-old was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary but was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

Lothian and Borders police said that emergency services were called out last night. “While enquiries are at an early stage there are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances at this time,” said a spokesman.

Mr Monteith had three runners at Kelso earlier that day. He had had four winners this season.

The racing world is paying tribute to the trainer with owner David Johnson calling his death a “huge loss to racing”.

Mick Fitzgerald told At The Races Mr Monteith was “a stalwart of Scottish racing” describing him as a “gentleman”.

And jockey Wilson Renwick wrote on Twitter: “The man was a legend. I’ll miss him massively.”