Racing mourns loss of owner-breeder Lucy Stack

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  • Lucy Stack, daughter of the late international event rider David Foster and wife of Irish trainer Fozzy Stack, has been found dead at her home in Co Tipperary, Ireland.

    The 27-year-old’s body was found on Sunday morning (2 February) at Thomastown Castle, where she was assistant trainer to her husband and father-in-law, Grand National-winning jockey Tommy Stack. A Garda spokesman said there were no suspicious circumstances.

    The family has appealed for privacy, but said in a statement: “The Foster and Stack families are shocked by this terrible tragedy. Lucy was a beautiful girl and a real lady.”

    Lucy, whose father died in an eventing fall aged 43 in 1998, is survived by her mother, Denise “Sneezy” Foster, and siblings Jessie and Nick.

    Lucy’s highlights as an owner-breeder include the homebred Clenor, who ran in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, and dual winner Parkers Mills.

    The funeral will take place on 6 February at St Ultan’s Church, Rathcore, Enfield. Family flowers only, but any donations can be made to Aware, a charity devoted to supporting those suffering from depression.

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