Monthly Archives: December 2008

Knight’s Losing Streak Ended

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on December 1, 2008

At the age of sixty-two, Henrietta Knight knows that the sport of horse racing is unpredictable. She has had some of the best horses in her stables, including the legendary Best Mate and Edredon Bleu. She has enjoyed the exhilaration of big victories in jumps racing events such as the Cheltenham Gold Cup, the King George VI Chase, the Ericsson Chase and the Clonmel Oil Chase. But of late, from approximately May this year, there has been nothing to celebrate. Victories have eluded her, and she has been doing everything in her power to find out where the problem lies.

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Jockey Creates his Own Miracle

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on December 1, 2008

He is considered to be the best jockey in New Zealand, and someone who has a magnificent career ahead of him. After being taken under the wing of trainer Allan Sharrock, Michael Walker did his time as a general worker, but Sharrock saw potential in Walker and at the age of fifteen he was placed in the saddle, and began racing by the age of sixteen. As an apprentice jockey, Walker raked in an amazing one-hundred and thirty-one victories in his first year and went on to clock six-hundred and fifty-three wins for Sharrock. In 2004, and at the age of twenty, he completed his apprenticeship and became a jockey. But on 20 May 2008, tragedy struck.

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