McNamara died overnight, aged 41
The world of horse racing is in mourning on Tuesday morning, with the news that JT McNamara died overnight, aged 41.
A native of Limerick, McNamara's career was tragically cut short when he fell off a horse at the 2013 Cheltenham Festival, which resulted in paralysis from the neck down.
The horse racing fraternity paid tribute to the Limerick jockey after hearing the tragic news.
We're extremely sad to report that JT McNamara has passed away. pic.twitter.com/D8s5qIOblA— At The Races (@AtTheRaces) July 26, 2016
Rest In Peace JT McNamara https://t.co/Bh3ilJaqXH— Liam Glynn (@BoyleSportsLG) July 26, 2016
Tragic news about JT McNamara, thoughts with all his family and friends, one of the best amateurs we've seen 😞🏇 pic.twitter.com/KZKrhOYEcw— ChampagneCharlies (@ChampCharliesRC) July 26, 2016
Such sad news about JT McNamara, thoughts go out to his family & friends. 😞🏇 pic.twitter.com/a2fGtMkaRH— Paul Brierley (@PB_jockeyagent) July 26, 2016
We are saddened to hear of the death of JT McNamara. Our thoughts are with his wife Caroline, his children and all who knew him.— CheltenhamRacecourse (@CheltenhamRaces) July 26, 2016
Very sad news this morning, thoughts to friends and family of JT McNamara. RIP https://t.co/PQGvwnb3jo— Tipperary Racecourse (@tipperaryraces) July 26, 2016
Our thoughts are with the friends & family of JT McNamara this morning after the news that he has sadly passed away pic.twitter.com/VnHGGKdgQj— Ascot Racecourse (@Ascot) July 26, 2016
If anyone is unsure as to just how good a horseman JT McNamara was, watch his ride on Rith Dubh at the 2002 Festival. It was perfect. RIPJT— Oli Bell (@olibellracing) July 26, 2016
We are very sad to hear about the passing of JT McNamara this morning. Our thoughts are with his family & friends. Rest In Peace— Irish National Stud (@IrishNatStud) July 26, 2016
Terribly sad news about the death of JT McNamara. He was at his best where it mattered most. https://t.co/jXvpV00QTk— Richard Forristal (@RForristal_Indo) July 26, 2016
So sad to hear of the death of JT Mcnamara at the age of 41. He was one of the toughest men i have ever met and one of the finest horseman!— Derek Thompson (@tommoracing) July 26, 2016