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'You know they're cowards hiding behind a keyboard and lost £2.50 on a horse'

Fergal O'Brien: leading trainer condemns those who spread hate on social media
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I know full well what I did to them. They lost their son for four years, but they stuck by me through everything
Kieran Shoemark talks about addiction, redemption, loyalty and Lady Bowthorpe

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He's laid-back like Dobbsy and the two of them go well together – neither of them really like people 
Richard Hannon after Lusail's victory in the Gimcrack at York under Pat Dobbs, who is 3-3 on the colt

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I'm taking a deep breath and taking a plunge with Chipotle. I'm either brilliant or mad – I can't quite work out which
Eve Johnson Houghton ahead of Chipotle's ambitious tilt at the Nunthorpe, in which the juvenile finished ninth

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There's nothing you can do and you know they're cowards hiding behind a keyboard and lost £2.50 on a horse. They are the lowest of low and you have to rise above it
Fergal O'Brien reveals he is among the many trainers and jockeys to have received horrendous abuse on social media

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She was concentrating so much on keeping the horse's head up that she forgot that he was going and she'd go with him, so I just hooked her on
Hayley Turner after she grabbed hold of an apprentice to remove her from her horse who then crashed through the bottom of the stalls at Lingfield on Monday

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He's an absolute legend in the yard. I've not had a feel like that off him for a couple of years
David Allan on Copper Knight after the York standing dish took his Knavesmire tally to six

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I've had my phone in my pocket doing post-race interviews and Dad has rung me at least 20 times
David Egan experiences the big-race buzz with Mishriff at York in more ways than one

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When you have a lot of runners and you fancy all of them you're bound to be let down, but at least it started off good. I've had worse days!
David Evans was in good spirits after he bagged a 302-1 hat-trick at Chepstow on Thursday

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We weren't surprised when he won at 200-1 and I'm not surprised he won today
Ann Duffield was bemused by the 50-1 starting price of Wednesday's Carlisle winner Runninwild

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More from the Quotes of the Week series:

'I've had wonderful owners all through my career, but they're dropping away'

'I was okay until about 1.30 – maybe it was too many glasses of red wine'

'We were hurtling down the M11 on the way home when he overtook a police car'

'A friend of mine told me to lighten up. He said that wasn't me on the telly'

'Hopefully in 20 or 30 years somebody might want to look like David Egan'

'The kidneys are fine, which is amazing given what I'd done to them'


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