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Jockeys pay tribute to Campbell Gillies

Tributes flood in for Campbell Gillies after the jockey died in a swimming accident while on holiday in Corfu.

The racing world has joined together to mourn the loss of Cheltenham festival-winning jockey Campbell Gillies.

Gillies, who was set to celebrate his 22nd birthday on Wednesday, died in a swimming accident while on holiday in Corfu.

Tributes have flooded in for the fledging jockey from some of the biggest names in horse racing.

Champion jockey Tony McCoy: "Very sad news about Campbell Gillies a very good jockey but an even better bloke. All our thoughts are with his family RIP."

Gold Cup-winning jockey Paddy Brennan: "The worst news you cud possibly hear. Campbell you will be sadly missed by us all. Great jockey & even better bloke #RIP."

Grand National-winning jockey Barry Geraghty: "Very sad news about Campbell Gillies, a very good rider & a lovely fella. He will be sadly missed. All our thoughts are with his family RIP."

Trainer Gordon Elliot: "In complete shock to hear the awful news about Campbell Gillies, my thoughts go to his family and friends."

Cheltenham racecourse: "Desperate news that jockey C Gillies has died on holiday. Our thoughts are with his family & friends."

Trainer Donald McCain: "Shocking news about Campbell Gillies, thoughts are with all his family."

Gold Cup winner Sam Thomas: "Saddening news about Campbell Gillies, a great pilot, a top guy and most of all a true gentleman. My thoughts go out to all his family."

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