Born just after World War 1, Mr Pearce was schooled in England before returning to join his family business in Hong Kong, Hutchison International. A talented businessman and investor, Mr Pearce used his success to pursue a passion for thoroughbreds. Although he never achieved his lifelong ambition, to breed and race a Derby winner, Mr Pearce had a fruitful partnership with the trainer, Geoff Wragg. Together they won the Ascot Gold Cup with Arcadian Heights (1994), before coming a close second in the Derby with Dragon Dancer (2006).
Please see the attached obituaries for further information about his life.