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As he looks forward to Cheltenham, seven-time National Hunt Champion trainer Noel Meade talks hats, horses and bouncing back from the recession

Noel Meade likes to collect hats. Fedoras, to be precise. The racehorse trainer’s current milliner of choice is Bates, the Jermyn Street store in London which has been supplying discerning gentlemen with superior hats for more than 100 years.

“I have a hat box in the boot of the car and I keep about six hats. I have one for a windy day. I wouldn’t wear my best hat if it was raining, for example....

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