Eulogies and stories are coming in from all over the world after we in the southern hemisphere woke to the news that Pat Smullen had died.
The champion rider, one of the very best in the world, was 43 when cancer took over his soul last night.
The Irish-based rider had been working tirelessly all year, despite the increasing amount of cancer in his body, raising awareness and money for Cancer Trials which he was passionate about supporting.
Pancreatic cancer in particular they looked at solving.
This year he helped raise $100,000 pounds for the cause.
Smullen, rode 12 Classic winners and won the Gr 1 English Epsom Derby four years ago, was one of the best.
The nine-time Irish champion was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2018 and passed away after it beat him in Dublin last night.