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Tributes To Trevor Hemmings

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Racehorse owner and former Jersey resident Trevor Hemmings has died at the age of 86.

Mr Hemmings won the Grand National on three occasions with Hedgehunter, Ballabriggs and Many Clouds.

He lived in Jersey for a time, and more recently in the Isle of Man.

The billionaire leisure tycoon used to own Pontins holiday camp at Plemont.

In 2012 he was given planning permission to build 28 luxury homes on the headland.

Two years later, the land was bought by the National Trust for Jersey for £7.15m  - with half that money coming from the government - following a long-running campaign to return the area to nature.

Hemmings was also owner of  Preston North End football club.  The Championship side confirmed his passing yesterday evening.

 

The sporting world has been paying tribute:

 

 

 

 

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