Vale Steve McCallum and John Sweet

14 January 2016
by HRV Media
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Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) was saddened in recent days to learn of the passing of young trainer Steve McCallum, 27, on Sunday.

McCallum passed away after a battle with cancer.

He was a popular horseman, who was instrumental in assisting to get the late Danielle Lewis’s horse to Riding for the Disabled (RDA) to promote her legacy.

The Cranbourne Harness Racing Club posted the following on its Facebook page:

“The committee, staff and trainers of the Cranbourne Harness Racing Club send our condolences to the family of Steve McCallum, who sadly passed away on Sunday aged just 27 years old.

“Steve attended the Gippsland Harness Training Centre and was a passionate contributor to the harness community including his time as a track steward at Cranbourne.

“He will be sadly missed by the entire Harness Racing community.”

HRV was also saddened to learn of the tragic passing at the weekend of trainer John Sweet.

The Shepparton Harness Racing Club posted the following on its Facebook page.

“The Shepparton Harness Racing Club joins the many friends who mourn the loss of local trainer John Sweet.

“John was always a larrikin in the local industry, a practical joker and a man dedicated and involved in harness all his life.

“To his family and friends we pass on the deepest sympathy from the harness industry.”

HRV passes on its condolences to the families of both McCallum and Sweet.

Media enquiries:

CODY WINNELL
COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA MANAGER

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t: 03 8378 0288 | f: 03 9214 0699 | e: cwinnell@hrv.org.au
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