Racehorse owner and former Jersey resident Trevor Hemmings has died at the age of 86.
Mr Hemmings won the Grand National on three occasions with Hedgehunter, Ballabriggs and Many Clouds.
He lived in Jersey for a time, and more recently in the Isle of Man.
The billionaire leisure tycoon used to own Pontins holiday camp at Plemont.
In 2012 he was given planning permission to build 28 luxury homes on the headland.
Two years later, the land was bought by the National Trust for Jersey for £7.15m - with half that money coming from the government - following a long-running campaign to return the area to nature.
Hemmings was also owner of Preston North End football club. The Championship side confirmed his passing yesterday evening.
🤍 Preston North End Football Club can sadly confirm the devastating news that its owner Trevor Hemmings CVO has passed away this evening 11th October 2021.— Preston North End FC (@pnefc) October 11, 2021
➡️ https://t.co/OQ1wPm0Ce4#pnefc pic.twitter.com/ShbBQ6en4e
The sporting world has been paying tribute:
Desperately sad news that Trevor Hemmings has died. I’m very proud to have worn his iconic colours on many wonderful days. He was a great friend to many but a greater friend to our sport and that of his beloved @pnefc thoughts with all his family & friends pic.twitter.com/w30BoVbGaI— AP McCoy (@AP_McCoy) October 12, 2021
We’re very sad to learn that the three-time Grand National winning owner Trevor Hemmings has passed away aged 86.— Timeform (@Timeform) October 12, 2021
🟢🟡⚪️ His famous green, yellow and white silks were carried to victory by many National Hunt stars down the years. pic.twitter.com/wChirPqFhW
So many wonderful memories of this outstanding man - from humble beginnings to the finest of gentleman and, like his horses, he was a winner all the way. RIP Trevor Hemmings, it was a privilege. pic.twitter.com/8dEPeIlHfc— Derek ‘tommo’ Thompson (@tommoracing) October 12, 2021
So very sad to hear of the passing of Trevor Hemmings. A true gentleman & a genuine national hero. My thoughts go out to his family & many friends. pic.twitter.com/qjXZzYpLOJ— BIRDIE (@DarrenBirdie) October 11, 2021