Jockey Campbell Gillies has tragically died following an accident on holiday in Greece.
Some of the biggest names in the racing world have moved to pay tribute to Cheltenham Festival-winning Gillies, 22, and the news has left the sport’s community in a state of shock.
Gillies was attached to the yard of trainer Lucinda Russell and she was on hand to explain: "We learnt this morning that Campbell died as the result of a swimming accident while in Kavos, Greece.
"Campbell was on a short holiday with one of our head lads, Mark Ellwood, and jockeys Nathan Moscrop, Henry Brooke and Harry Haynes.
"This dreadful news has hit the whole yard. He was a much loved, popular and respected member at Arlary, and it is so hard to lose part of our 'family'.
"We are immensely proud of the achievements of Campbell. It was through his innate ability and talent that he reached great heights as a jockey at such an early age.
"More than that he had a wonderful charm that I believe came across to everyone who met him, and through his media interviews.
"His victory at Cheltenham on Brindisi Breeze was the pinnacle of his career; the race epitomised him as a jockey; his belief and confidence and his innate timing. He became one with the horse.
"This empathy and love of his horses was one of the reasons that he was a truly great jockey."
Racecourses across the country will observe a minutes silence for the talented rider and jockeys at Beverley wore black armbands out of respect for the Scottish-based jockey.
Meanwhile, the tributes continue to pour in for the 22-year-old, with the likes of champion jockey AP McCoy tweeting: “Very sad news about Campbell Gillies a very good jockey but an even better bloke.All our thoughts are with his family RIP.”