MELBOURNE - Respected racing administrator Andrew Ramsden has died a day after he suffered a stroke at the Thousand Guineas meeting at Caulfield.
Ramsden, who would have turned 79 next month, was also a prolific owner whose big-race wins included the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups with Gurner's Lane.
The former Victoria Racing Club chairman was a guest in the Melbourne Racing Club committee room on Wednesday when he suffered a stroke and was taken to hospital.
He died on Thursday.
The VRC renamed the Duke Of Norfolk Stakes in his honour, the race now being known as the Andrew Ramsden Stakes. - AAP