JT McNamara


Age: 41

Irish amateur steeplechase jockey considered as one of Ireland's most renowned amateur jockeys who won over 600 racecourse victories during his career and was successful in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase with Spot Thedifference for three years, but who had sustained a serious back injury and a broken neck after a fall at the 2013 Cheltenham Festival which left him paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair.

Cause of Death: Complications of quadriplegia

Born: April 8, 1975

Died: July 26, 2016

Limerick, Ireland