Sad news today that one of the great racehorses of the early 1990s – Docklands Express – has died at the age of 29.

The horse’s trainer, Kim Bailey, was among the first to break the news on Twitter.

Docklands Express landed 18 career wins and achieved the feat of top four finishes in the classics – the Hennessy, the Whitbread, the King George, the Racing Post Chase, the Gold Cup and the Grand National, all in one season.

A gallant jumper he enjoyed a long and happy retirement in Shropshire and will long be remembered by many fans of the sport.