Former champion jockey Hubert ‘Chinna’ Bartley has died at the age of 54.

Chinna rode two Derby winners, Poor Little Rich Girl and Mr Lover Lover and six winners of the Jamaica St Leger, a race he made his own.

“Chinna’ was an outstanding rider and a gentleman who did a lot for racing especially when he was in his prime in the 1980’s and early 1990’s.” President of the Jockey’s Guild, Shane Ellis told the Observer

“He was a crowd favourite who rode several Classic winners including winning the St Leger several times. I offer condolences on behalf of the Guild and personally to the family and friends of this truly outstanding jockey,” Ellis said