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Vale Peter Mitchell

  • Mon, 14 May 2018
  • NZ Racing Desk

Prominent owner Peter Mitchell has died suddenly.

Mitchell, whose colours were most famously carried by the mighty galloper Bonecrusher, passed away aged 73.

Trained by Frank Ritchie, Bonecrusher was a multiple Group One winner on both sides of the Tasman and his victory over Waverley Star in the 1986 Cox Plate is acknowledged as one of greatest editions of the race.

Mitchell most recently had an ownership interest in the New Zealand St Leger winner Daytona Red and multiple winner Excalibur, both trained for him by Ritchie’s son Shaune.