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'Above all he was a true aristocrat, a true prince in everything he did'

Owner and breeder Khalid Abdullah, who died this week
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We all sit and watch the telly and, whether it's football or racing, it's fully televised and for everyone who is stuck at home it's giving them a sport they love. And I think that's important. We're all going stark mad but at least it keeps us sane
Nicky Henderson issues a rallying call for everyone to play their part to help racing continue during the Covid-19 pandemic

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Everybody knows his achievements as an owner and breeder, one of the greatest of all time you could say. But above all he was a true aristocrat. Not in the sense of class but he was a true prince in everything he did
The great Andre Fabre pays tribute to Khalid Abdullah, who died on Tuesday

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His charming, urbane and humorous manner was coupled with a great strategic approach both in business and his horseracing and breeding operation. A very private and patrician gentleman, Prince Khalid was a very strong family man for whom it has been a great honour and privilege to train for 38 years
Enable's trainer John Gosden reflects on what it was like to train for the prince

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It will keep happening. If the sport is happy with that, fine. But we don't think the sport should be happy with that because it will happen again. It will happen to a winner and it will happen on a bigger profile day and that will be hugely damaging to the sport.
PJA chief executive Paul Struthers warns more needs to be done to help jockeys weigh in during the current climate following another failure to do so

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If someone had told me two months ago I'd be in the top ten of any championship I'd have laughed at them. It means everything and it's nice to have all the hard work paying off now.
Flying apprentice jockey Laura Pearson reflects on her remarkable run of form on the all-weather this season

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I witnessed domestic violence, divorce, drugs, crime and poverty but I balanced those things with my love of horses. They helped me escape that reality
Freedom Zampaladus talks openly about how horses helped him turn his life around

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Paul is a serial winner and riding for him is completely different to riding for anyone else as he's only happy if he's winning. He's never happy with finishing second or third, so it can sometimes be a strange experience when others celebrate their horse placing
Harry Cobden speaks about the his boss Paul Nicholls' determination to succeed in an interview with the Racing Post

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It was a really emotional success and our hearts go out to John, his three little girls, JP, Noreen and family, having suffered the tragic loss of Emma. We will all miss her very much
An emotional Jonjo O'Neill Jr reflects on the success of Flight Deck at Bangor, who was JP McManus's first winner since the tragic death of his daughter-in-law Emma

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The sums of money involved in bringing a big team of horses over, let's say to Cheltenham, could be colossal so there has to be a better mechanism in place
Willie Mullins fears the Brexit VAT charge to send horses to Britain could be disastrous

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More from the Quotes of the Week series:

'Her battle against this awful disease has been an inspiration to everyone'

'Back then you barely went racing in the morning without half a hangover'

'I used to get all the girls growing up because he was so ugly' – 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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