Racehorse to honour New York victims

  • Brothers of World Trade Centre terrorist attack victim plan to buy a racehorse to run in his memory

    A racing club, headed by Matt and Rob Campbell from West Sussex, are planning to buy a racehorse to run in the name of their brother, Geoff, who was killed in the World Trade Centre disaster.

    Geoff – a long-time racing fan – was working in the offices of the Reuters new agency on the 106th floor of the North Tower on 11 September when it was struck by one of the hijacked planes. His body has not been found.

    Matt Campbell said: “All three of us had been discussing buying a racehorse for two or three years, but we were waiting until he came back from the United States next year.

    “We have formed a club consisting of family and friends, which we’ve called the Geoff Campbell Racing Club and so far have £20,000 pledged.

    “We hope this money will go to buying a horse to run on the flat and training for at least a year and we are taking advice on what to buy.

    Bookmakers William Hill has offered to put £100 on the horse each time it runs. The company has said all winnings will be donated to a charity nominated by the family.

    If the horse loses, the company plans to give £100 to any of the World Trade Centre charities nominated by the family.

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