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'When you see your face on papers in Japan and China you know it's different'

Rachael Blackmore: racing's star shone bright again in the Grand National
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I think when they're reeling Paul Nicholls into the situation it makes it like David and Goliath. We're just trying to keep training winners, that's all we can do
Donald McCain discussed the jockeys' title race after Brian Hughes rode a winner at Cheltenham on Thursday

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It would mean more than anything I've ever achieved. The Gold Cup was big, the King George was big, but this is just as big. That man has been picked up off the floor and I'm so proud of him
Paddy Brennan on the exciting prospect of Fergal O'Brien reaching a century of winners for the season

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It's been incredible. When you see your face on papers in Japan and China you know things are a bit different.
Rachael Blackmore reflects on her historic Grand National success on Minella Times

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I'm brokenhearted and still can't believe he's gone. I spent my whole life waiting for a horse like him to come along and I will certainly never have another one like him
Presenting Percy's owner Philip Reynolds pays tribute to his star following his sad death

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I remember one day at Gowran Park the crowd clapped me out of the parade ring. I didn't know if they saying goodbye to me or trying to get rid of me! They roared me back in after the race. It was all for Presenting Percy. I have never felt that before on a racecourse.
Regular jockey Davy Russell also recalls his fond memories of Irish cult hero Presenting Percy

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She's straightforward and is working really well. I think she's a bit underappreciated. She'll run well in the 1,000 Guineas
Richard Hannon speaks highly of Happy Romance in his Racing Post stable tour

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'I suppose Tiger will have to wait until he's 17 to try to win his third'

'I can't wait to lie on a beach knowing the telephone isn't going to ring'

'I was in a dark place but was enticed back with unfinished business'

'I only went racing as I had a free ticket – and I came away with £1.4 million'

'He's relentless. He keeps going every single day and clocks up miles and miles'

'I feel like one of those surfers on the Californian coast riding a giant wave'

'As a handicapper it's amazing how quickly you get used to being despised'

'I was going to be parachuted in like James Bond and land in the parade ring'

'That is shambolic. If you've backed those horses I apologise to you'

'All I could hear in my ear from the director was this uncontrollable laughter'

'You're called a lazy f***** for not getting up off your arse' - what they said

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


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They roared me back in after the race. It was all for Presenting Percy. I have never felt that before on a racecourse
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