Walter Swinburn

Latest twist in Swinburn saga

The once-glamorous career of Walter Swinburn (right) has suffered another tragic turn. The three-times Derby winner jockey's family have asked the media to respect his privacy following his return to Britain from South Africa.

Wednesday, 10 March, 1999, 12:00am

Swinburn still fighting with the demons inside

Walter Swinburn has admitted himself to London's renowned Priory Clinic, seeking help for personal problems linked to alcohol abuse.

The triple Derby-winning jockey released a statement last weekend, informing the racing world that he would be out of action for some time.

6 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Monza living proof Ho has right stuff

A number of local trainers have had outstanding first seasons but few better than the impressive Peter Ho.

In past seasons Derek Cruz and Ricky Yiu Poon-fai had prolific debut campaigns as did the currently suspended Stephen Leung.

3 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Swinburn's career at the crossroads

Walter Swinburn has blamed a problem with his metabolism for the weight worries that have ultimately led to his surprise sabbatical from race-riding in the build-up to the European Classics.

27 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Walking Swinburn makes HK plea

Racing's comeback hero Walter Swinburn yesterday made a plea to Hong Kong people to support his widely publicised charity walk across Ireland. Swinburn, who was critically injured in a fall from Liffey River at Sha Tin last February, amazed the racing world with an astounding recovery - which climaxed with his Breeders' Cup Turf win on Pilsudski.

3 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Goodwill support amazes Swinburn

MASSIVE support from people he doesn't even know has doubled international jockey Walter Swinburn's determination to return to race-riding by early April.

He has penned in the important Craven meeting at Newmarket for his comeback from the shattering Sha Tin fall from Liffey River two weeks ago which landed him in intensive care.

26 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Mother's visit

THE mother of top jockey Walter Swinburn, hurt in a fall at Sha Tin on Sunday, has arrived in Hong Kong and spoken to him at his bedside.

17 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Jockey stages recovery

TOP jockey Walter Swinburn was fully conscious yesterday, arguing with his father and on the road to recovery.

16 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Swinburn recovery hope

TOP jockey Walter Swinburn's congested lungs remain the main cause for concern as doctors became more positive yesterday about him making a complete recovery from Sunday's fall at Sha Tin.

The 34-year-old triple Epsom Derby-winner is gradually being taken off pain-killers and yesterday he recognised his father and his Danish girlfriend, Britt Eldrop, for the first time.

15 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Doctors fear damage to top rider's lungs

INTERNATIONAL jockey Walter Swinburn is battling breathing problems following his fall at Sha Tin on Sunday.

Doctors are concerned about damage to the lungs of the 34-year-old star.

Swinburn's father Wally, a former Irish champion who rode in Hong Kong 20 years ago, arrived at his son's bedside last night.

13 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Swinburn hurt in horror fall

INTERNATIONAL riding star Walter Swinburn last night was under observation in the Prince Of Wales Hospital's intensive care unit after a sickening fall from debutant Liffey River in the griffin race which opened another drama packed meeting at Sha Tin yesterday.

12 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Swinburn puts in Derby bid

EPSOM Derby-winning jockey Walter Swinburn has put in an early bid to ride headline-grabbing Citadeed in the Hong Kong Derby next month. Trainer Ivan Allan received a fax from Singapore from Swinburn, who is due to arrive here on Sunday, and said yesterday: 'There's a long way to go but Walter has been in touch.

25 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Losers in Derby no excuses

THERE were no excuses from the beaten contingent in yesterday's Derby - certainly not from Gary Stevens who rode the perfect race on the neck runner-up Electric Flash, writes Lawrence Wadey.

'I thought when I produced him to challenge he might be able to go and win but to be honest we were never going to get past the winner,' he said.

27 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Swinburn so sure of King win

THERE are few better big-race riders in the world than Irishman Walter Swinburn and he can finish his three-month Hong Kong winter stint on the highest possible note by winning today's $5.5 million Derby at Sha Tin.

26 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Derby bolter sends a right Royal message

ROYAL King Prawn excelled in a solid hitout on the grass at a rain-lashed Sha Tin yesterday. Patrick Biancone's black horse led stablemate, Got It Made, from the 1,800-metre chute at the top of the back straight and they weren't hanging about.

15 Feb 1995 - 12:00am