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New road at former racecourse development WILL be named after Salford jockey

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A street at the new housing development being built on the former Manchester Racecourse will be named after a Salford-born jockey.

Record-breaking jump jockey Stan Mellor, who rode 33 winners at the course in Salford, grew up just minutes away from the Castle Irwell site.

Stan, who eventually settled in the South, died aged 83 last summer, having been diagnosed with prostate cancer and Alzheimer's disease years earlier. READ MORE: The 'crazy' policy which means a street can't be named after a Salford jockey But calls to keep his memory alive at the former racecourse where hundreds of homes are currently under construction did not comply with council policy.

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