Tom Richmond: Memorial bench to much-missed Yorkshire Post journalist unveiled at York racecourse

A poignant tribute to The Yorkshire Post’s late opinion editor and racing correspondent Tom Richmond has been unveiled at York racecourse ahead of his funeral which takes place on Thursday in Rugby.

A memorial to the Yorkshire Post's late racing correspondent Tom Richmond has been unveiled

The much-respected journalist died suddenly aged 52 in March.

His sister Lizzie helped unveil the bench opposite the press room with the racecourse chairman, Bridget Guerin, in a short ceremony yesterday.

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Members of the media York officials and friends of Mr Richmond were also present at the ceremony on the opening day of the three-day Dante Festival.

His sister Lizzie (left) helped unveil the bench opposite the press room with the racecourse chairman, Bridget Guerin (right), in a short ceremony yesterday.

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Mrs Guerin said: “We all miss Tom so very much and can’t believe he is not here with us today.

Racing was his hobby and he was a great ambassador for both racing and York.”

Mr Richmond’s family have chosen The Injured Jockeys Fund for donations to be made in his memory.