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'I used to get all the girls growing up because he was so ugly' - what they said

Michael O'Leary: cheekily taunted his brother Eddie this week
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When I was there I felt as if I was representing racing not just myself and I feel I lifted the trophy for the whole industry
Hollie Doyle reflects on her honourable third place at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards

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I used to get all the girls growing up because he was so ugly. I got all the looks, the brains and the talent. I don't know what he got!
Gigginstown supremo Michael O'Leary taunts brother Eddie

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The most amazing race, not only that I've commentated on, but that I've seen
Commentator Mark Slater tells the story of a remarkable January afternoon at Southwell in 2002

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I want to win and fly the flag for Wales, but would you begrudge a horse from the Tizzards winning it by a short-head? Absolutely not. Sometimes there are bigger things than horses running around a boggy field in Monmouthshire. If we can bring them a bit of joy, that would be fantastic
Evan Williams ahead of the Welsh National, run in memory of Kim Gingell – daughter of trainer Colin Tizzard who lost her battle with cancer earlier this year

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People used to describe how he used to grab the ground and drag it in, and that’s how he was to watch. For that 18-month, two-year window he was at his complete peak. He was unbeatable, it’s as simple as that
Colin Tizzard reminisces about the glory years with Thistlecrack

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Christmas? I had two Christmas dinners in 20 years, both times when I had a broken leg, so Christmas was a waste of time for me – I'd just be looking forward to Boxing Day
Retired jockey Chris Grant recalls what Christmas was like as a rider

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More from the Quotes of the Week series:

'We saw a guy running down the street with a saw in his hand' – what they said

'We're going to get to a point where we create a monster' – what they said

'I thought he'd either kill someone or himself at Stratford' – what they said

'Barney's absolutely livid, I'm there like a timid schoolboy'


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When I was there I felt as if I was representing racing not just myself and I feel I lifted the trophy for the whole industry
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