Wednesday February 19, 2020

Upping the Ante: The agony and the ecstasy of a life in racing

From a jockey who has to lose 8lbs in one day to a trainer who never goes on holiday, in racing there is no respite

18th March, 2018

The life of the jockey is less than glamorous much of the time, even those who ride at the top. Ruby Walsh returned from several months out less than a week before the Cheltenham Festival, having broken his leg again in mid-November. Five days after his return, having ridden a double in the Cotswolds on Tuesday, he was suspected to have fractured the leg once again.

Keith Donoghue, one of the very many riders who...

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