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Norman Waymouth dies after cancer battle

Former prominent Victorian jockey Norman Waymouth has died after a battle with cancer. He was 65.

Waymouth died on Wednesday night following a lifetime in racing.

He was born into a racing family with his father Charlie a renowned trainer and his mother Dawn an owner of a number of horses including prolific winners Rancher and Sequalo.

Waymouth became an apprentice at the age of 14, outriding his metropolitan claim, before going on to forge a successful career in the saddle.

He piloted Rancher to eight straight wins as a two-year-old including the Group One Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield in 1982.

Waymouth joined the committee of the Victorian Jockeys’ Association and with Pat Hyland, Gary Willetts and Neville Wilson did much to further the cause of riders in Victoria

A trackwork fall at Cranbourne in 2001 ended Waymouth’s time in the saddle and he took up training with Summer Dream, in June 2011, being his first winner on his home track at Mornington.

Waymouth is survived by wife Janine and son Ricky.

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