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Ian Mutton

IAN Mutton was a man that lived for his horses.

Ian Mutton

IAN Mutton was a man that lived for his horses.

And over the years, the Bathurst horseman had plenty of good ones he could cheer home.

Sadly, Ian passed away on Monday and after fighting a lengthy battle with cancer, pneumonia is what ended his life at the age of 77.


Ian trained and drove many winners during his time in the sport and some horses that gave him success in the earlier years included the likes of King Frost, Little Time and Bullion Bandit.

Others that added wins to Ian’s harness racing résumé were Spooky Leigh, Headline Hero, Money Chimes, Leigh Patrick, Lethal Leigh, Garconnet, He Can and Dougal Dee just to name a few.

And in recent years Ian raced the consistent pacer Captain Brook.

The son of Famous Forever, which Ian bred, gave him plenty to smile about when winning at Penrith last December. It was Ian’s last winner as a trainer.

“He lived for the trots and loved his horses,” Bathurst Sponsorship and Marketing Manager Marianne Donnelly said.

“He was a really good trainer and always had a horse that could go.

“He was just so passionate about his horses.”

A funeral service will be held at the Bathurst Harness Racing Club next Tuesday, May 16, from 11am followed by a celebration of his life.

Harness Racing New South Wales extends its deepest sympathies to Ian’s family and many friends.


Harness Racing NSW



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