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It's not the leaving of Liverpool - Day 20 of Romilly's One Island Walk for Street Children

© James Forshall

(If you are new to the blog. I’m walking to John O’Groats. A leg infection obliged me to stop until I recovered. The journey starts with the post on the right, ‘Where shall we park the car?) 1,737 more words

Fred Winter, Probably one of the greatest Jockey come Trainers' of our generation (Part One, The Jockey)

On 20th September 1926 at Andover in Hampshire, Frederick Thomas Winter was born.

His father Fred Senior won The Epsom Oaks on Cherimoya at the very young age of 16 in 1911. 2,049 more words


Jimmy Duggan...

Jimmy Duggan was born in Hillingdon, Middlesex, England on 9th August 1964.

Having his first competitive race ride on 22nd October 1979. His first winner came five months later at an Irish point-to-point meeting on 10th February, 1980. 610 more words


John Burke (1953 - 1995)

Not only was he a tremendous workmanlike jockey, John Burke one of the most likeable guys around.

John Martin Burke was born on 18th February 1953, in County Meath the mid-east of Ireland. 774 more words


Terry Biddlecombe (1941- 2014) A Racing Enigma

                Terence Walter Biddlecombe was born on 2nd February 1941, in the City of Gloucester.

The possibilities of Terry becoming a jockey were double fold from the day of his birth, his mother Nancy a keen racing enthusiast who also rode to hounds. 883 more words