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Derby winning Jockey Pat Smullen dies aged 43

Derby winning Jockey Pat Smullen dies aged 43

By Andrew Atkinson Derby winning Jockey Pat Smullen has died at the age of 43. Horse Racing Ireland said that Smullen, diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in March 2018, died at St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin on September 15. Smullen, nine times Irish champion jockey, announced his retirement from racing in May 2019 after completing treatment […]

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Aspiring jockey Jacob Pritchard Webb, 23, told by medics he will never walk again after horrific fall

Aspiring jockey Jacob Pritchard Webb

By Andrew Atkinson Aspiring jockey Jacob Pritchard Webb, 23, has been told by medics he will never walk again after a horrific fall at Auteuil racecourse, in Paris, causing serious damage to his spine. Leicester born Jacob, who moved to France last year, also sustained broken ribs and broke his sternum. Jacob’s parents, Matt, 45, […]

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Former champion Flat jockey Jamie Spencer set to return

Former champion Flat jockey Jamie Spencer set to return

By Andrew Atkinson Former champion Flat jockey Jamie Spencer has been given the go-ahead to return to race-riding following a long spell on the sidelines, having broke his hip on the gallops. “It has been a long three months since I suffered my injury on April 17. I’m delighted to say that I passed all […]

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Gary Gibson Lennon: Piggott style-riding-short-stirrups, arse-in-the-air!

Quote: ‘I just wish my granddad could have given me a leg-up – he would have been so proud. Seeing me return to the Paddock, covered head to boots in sand, he would have said his usual two words: ‘Silly-bugger!’ By Andrew Atkinson Exclusive Lester Piggott tutored amateur jockey Gary Gibson Lennon reminisced of his […]

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VENICE ‘PAPPY’ RICHARDS/Alex Higgins

The passing of Venice ‘Pappy’ Richards, Southern Caribbean jockey, mirrors former apprentice jockey Alex Higgins’ death By Andrew Atkinson Barbados born Venice ‘Pappy’ Richards, dubbed the greatest jockey in Southern Caribbean thoroughbred racing history, has passed away in Trinidad and Tobago, aged 78. Richards, relatively unknown by most punters in the racing world in Britain, […]

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