Vale Jack Denham / 14 Dec, 2009

The Australian Trainers' Association Federal Executive are deeply saddened by the passing of highly respected veteran Sydney trainer and much valued ATA Member, Jack Denham.

A prominent member of the Sydney training ranks, Jack Denham first rode as a jockey for his brother, before taking out his own training licence in 1948.

Denham's training career took off when he became trainer for Stan Fox at Nebo Lodge, a position he held for 10 years, and training over 1,000 winners.

From 1980 onwards Denham was closely associated with owners Geoff and Beryl White, combining to win a Golden Slipper with Marscay, an Epsom Handicap, Yalumba Stakes and other group races with Filante, and an Australian Guineas and AJC Oaks with Triscay.

His greatest triumphs came in 1997 and 1998 when he trained the Nick Moraitis owned champion Might and Power to take out the Melbourne Cup, Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate.

Jack Denham was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005, having trained more than 3000 winners, 59 of those at Group One level, in a career spanning more than 60 years.

Our sincerest condolences are extended to his wife Joyce, his son Allan and Jack's many friends in racing.