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It's party time: many happy returns to these racing names

Michael Hourigan: turns 69 today
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Michael Hourigan 69
Trainer of Dorans Pride & Beef Or Salmon

Bill Elsey 95
Trainer of Henry The Seventh & Peleid

Paul Bittar 47
BHA chief executive 2011-15

Jose Valdivia 42
Rider of Val Royal & Ruler On Ice

Nash Rawiller 42
Champion jockey in Sydney 2009-10 & 2010-11

Lloyd Duffy 72
Champion jockey in Canada 1982

Jimmy Fox 74
Rider of Red Candle & Grangewood Girl

Ben Hitchcott 40
Rider of Ibal & Iris’s Gift

Craig Dollase 46
Trainer of Reraise & Awesome Gem

Josie Carroll 59
Trainer of Careless Jewel & Inglorious

Jock Bennett 60
Assistant to Mark Johnston

Gary Middlebrook 62
Joint owner-breeder of Reverence & Distinctive

Noel Forgeard 70
French industrialist & racehorse owner

Sir David Michels 70
Chief executive of the Hilton Group 2000-06

Kevin Bacon 57
Racecourse director at Chester

George Stanners 30
Director of Goffs UK

Anna Newton-Smith 61
Polegate trainer

Terry McDermott 65
Co-owner of Intersky Falcon

Stephen Jones 39
Co-owner of Ski Sunday

Stan Hey 65
Journalist & author

John Morris 60
Author of Jumping Prospects

E.W. Terms