John Cleverly died on Thursday at the age of 86 after decades playing a central role in the popular Westwood venue.
Mr Cleverly, who was a popular figure across racing in the north of England, even had a bar named after him at Beverley Racecourse for his integral role in the business.
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His influence and love of house racing “will never be forgotten”, according to course chief executive Sally Iggulden who shared her own personal tribute.
Paying tribute, Sally Iggulden said: “Everyone at Beverley are deeply saddened by the news of John’s passing.
“He was an incredibly kind mind – he found it tough, for instance, handing out punishments to the young jockeys in his time as a steward – and always acted in the selfless best interests of the racecourse.
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