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A lasting legacy to Jamie Kyne and Jan Wilson

A lasting legacy to Jamie Kyne and Jan Wilson

6:19am 13th May 2010
(Updated 2:17pm 14th May 2010)

A race meeting, both of the trainee jockies killed in the Norton Flat Fire would have been interested in, gets underway later at the Knavesmire.

The Danty meet is York's biggest event on the flat, a niche both Jamie Kyne and Jan Wilson excelled in.

Today an announcement will be made about how funds raised by Racing Welfare in their memory will be spent.

Minster FM can reveal out of £140,000 raised by Racing Welfare, £128,000 remains.

The first £12,000 was used to rehouse the survivors of the Norton Flat Fire and buy them new equipment after their belongings were destroyed in the blaze.

The remaining £128,000 will now be invested in providing racing opportunities for youths aged 16 to 24.

Examples include top jockey trainers providing extra riding tuition or even taking our talent youths abroad for training.

It's hoped this'll create a lasting legacy in memory of Jamie and Jan, something their parents fully support.

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