Denys Smith was born in 1924 and died on November 13, 2016.
He was a British racehorse trainer
Smith horses competed in both Flat racing and National Hunt racing.
His training stables were located at Bishop Auckland in County Durham.
Smith trained the winners of over 1,600 races during a 45-year career and gained his biggest success when Red Alligator won the 1968 Grand National.
He worked as a taxi driver before his joining his father-in-law, Bert Richardson, as a cattle dealer.
Bert Richardson owned horses which took part in harness racing and Smith assisted him with buying horses and training them before moving on to training point-to-point horses.
Smith eventually became a fully licenced trainer in 1968 and sent out his first winner in 1958 with Owen’s Mark at Sedgefield Racecourse.
Denys retired from training in 2002.
Denys Smith passed away at 92 years old.