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For Richard Woollacott


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[p]I’ve lost my husband, best friend and the father of our child. It’s too late for us, he has gone but it’s not too late to speak out and do more to help others from becoming lost. [/p][p]Richard was a wonderful husband and father to his three children, as well as a truly talented trainer who achieved many amazing things despite battling mental health problems for many years. [/p][p]The happy, enthusiastic, determined, and social person that everyone has paid such beautiful tributes to, is the man I love and married, but unfortunately we also struggled with many hidden issues behind closed doors, which ultimately carried a very tragic price. [/p][p]Horse racing was our life, a life we chose and one we loved, but it can be an unforgiving and demanding game, that delivers incredible highs and lows as demonstrated in many of his emotional television interviews. [/p][p]I am incredibly proud of Richard and, although he may have never felt or admitted it himself, he was hugely successful. He was a National Champion Point To Point jockey, having trained the majority of the winners he rode, and a Grade 2 Winning National Hunt trainer. I am just devastated that we were unable to make him believe in himself in the same way we all did.[/p][p]Suicide is the single biggest cause of death of men between 18-45. We must DO more. [/p][p]By making this page, we aim to raise money for these three important charities in memory of Richard. If we can help just one other person from getting so lost then it is worth it. [/p][p]1. ‘[i]mind’[/i] to help raise awareness of the serious issues of mental health and encourage people to speak up; https://www.mind.org.uk/[/p][p]2. Injured Jockey’s Fund a charity close to Richard’s heart supporting his fellow riders; http://www.injuredjockeys.co.uk/[/p][p]3. Devon Air Ambulance providing urgent medical assistance to the people of Richard’s home county; https://www.daat.org/[/p][p][br][/p]

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So very sad to hear of the news of Richard.


Sandie and David Newton

Richard has given us many wonderful memories, a lovely person and we will miss him greatly. Our thoughts to all the family.

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With love from all at Culverhill Farm

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Tom and Sally

Sadly missed

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Steph Jones

I will never be sure if I could have done more because hindsight is all we have! I wish I'd been around to at least try but now all we can do is help others. Richard, I'm very sorry that you couldn't stay but I hope you are now free! RIP

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The Philpott family

In memory of Richard and the many wonderful times we spent with the Woollacott family on their farm over the years. Our hearts go out to you all at this difficult time.