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Funeral Service For Edgar Britt

Thursday, 2nd February 2017

The funeral service for the late Edgar Britt OAM will be held at 1pm on Friday, 3 February at Southport Church of Christ, corner of Olsen Ave & Griffith Way, Southport, Qld. The legendary Australian jockey passed away on Tuesday morning at the age of 103. Britt is one of 39 jockeys inducted into the Australian Racing Museum's Hall of Fame and during a distinguished career, won over 2000 races in four continents, including several UK classics such as the English 1000 & 2000 Guineas, as well as an Irish Derby. Edgar hung up his saddle in 1959 and returned to Australia, and in 2004 was awarded an Order of Australia medal for his service to horse racing as a jockey, commentator and journalist.

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