St Andrew's ChurchSt Andrew’s Church, BoxfordOn a raw, misty February afternoon some 500 people paid their last respects to Sir Philip Payne Gallweyat St Andrew’s Church at Boxford in the Lambourn Valley. The Address was given by the Reverend Nigel Sands and a wonderful appreciation of Philip’s life by Alan Cooper.

Maria Niarchos had flown in from America. Patrick Lawley-Wakelin was over from Virginia. From France, came Tim Richardson and Didier Genin of the Haras de Fresnay le Buffard, trainer Jonathan Pease, Comte Bernard de Saint-Seine and Desmond Stoneham. The large contingent from Newmarket included Chris and Annie Richardson, Kirsten Rausing, Sam Bullard, Nigel Wright, Miles Littlewort, Martin Percival, Andrew Mead, Martin Mitchell, Pat McCalmont and James Beazley while locals included Fiona Marner, Peter Walwyn, Henry Candy, Nicky Henderson, Simon Marsh, Bob McCreery, Teddy Grimthorpe and John Dunlop. Many fellow officers from the XI Hussars were there together with former fellow British Bloodstock Agency directors Frank Beale, Johnny Lewis and Simon Morley, and a multitude of other friends from all walks of life.

Extract from European Bloodstock News 15.02.08