Former Jockey Club racing secretary Jeremy Lynam died early yesterday after being hit by a suspected drink-driver 10 days ago. Lynam, 45, was hit by a Lexus outside the Hong Kong Football Club in Sports Road, Happy Valley, at about 5 pm on Saturday June 8. Lynam underwent brain surgery but died at Queen Mary Hospital. Inspector Leung Chi-tim said two breath tests taken after the accident found the 43-year-old driver had alcohol levels higher than the permitted limit. Police were waiting for a blood test report to confirm the readings. The driver has been released on $5,000 bail and is expected to report to police next week. Lynam, a former Gurkha officer, left the Jockey Club this month to expand the interests of England's most successful racing syndicate in Asia. He had served the club for seven years and his last post was International Races and Projects Manager.