Tributes have been paid to popular racehorse trainer, owner, breeder and vendor Pat Coffey (pictured) who died tragically in a freak accident last Wednesday afternoon [21 October]. Coffey was well-known in the farming and racing communities, having run Boulagloss Stables in Carrigatoher, Nenagh.

The accident occurred in Portroe, north Tipperary when he was thrown from a cob and trap. A male teenager who was travelling with him was unhurt but was treated for extreme shock after.