Guy Walter farewelled at Warwick Farm Racecourse

Farewelled: Guy Walter (left) with jockey Blake Shinn after his top mare, Streama, which recently won the Doomben Cup at the Brisbane winter carnival. Picture: Tertius Pickard

Farewelled: Guy Walter (left) with jockey Blake Shinn after his top mare, Streama, which recently won the Doomben Cup at the Brisbane winter carnival. Picture: Tertius Pickard

Guy Walter was farewelled by hundreds of people at Warwick Farm Racecourse on Friday.

The 59- year-old horse racing trainer died on Wednesday, May 22, at his Warwick Farm home, from a heart attack.

Mr Walter trained 36 Group One winners and prepared hundreds of other race winners throughout his stellar career, which started in 1979.

The Australian Turf Club in conjunction with the Walter family, invited the public to attend the funeral but asked them to refrain from taking photos.

Polite, professional, intelligent, caring, compassionate, well spoken and a man of great character and wit, were among the many words offered to describe him by those close to him.

Mr Walter was a strong advocate of Warwick Farm’s racing community, the industry’s owners, fellow trainers and racegoers.

His stables in Munday Street, are located just across the road from the track and he would rise at 3am daily to prepare his horses for trackwork.

His wife, Wendy, was also a strong support and prominent person in their racing business.

The pair were inseparable and shared a special love and bond, close friends say.

It’s believed Mrs Walter might take on a trainer’s licence with stable staff to assist her to continue her husband’s legacy in the industry.

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