Monday, February 15, 2010
Former jockey & British author Dick Francis passed away today at the age of 89, due to old age at his home on Grand Caymen. He's survived by 2 sons, 5 grand kids, and one great grand son. His wife Mary had passed away after 53 years of marriage. Francis won 345 races as a jockey, before becoming an author and published his 1st novel in 1962. He published 42 novels, most of them featuring the horse racing industry. His final novel "CROSSFIRE", co- written with his son Felix is due out in August. Mr. Francis always the gentlemen, will be missed.
Posted by Rod Norman at 12:52 PM