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Quotes of the week: Blaklion, Brexit and special footwear for a special horse

Blaklion, who was ruled out of the Grand National on Friday
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'Darren, the owner, has taken it very well – or as well as you can' 
Trainer Phil Kirby on breaking the news to Darren Yates his £300,000 Grand National hope Blaklion had been ruled out of the race

'When he jumped the Canal Turn he turned left so fast that I nearly went out of the side door'
Jockey-turned-trainer Jimmy Frost looks back 30 years to his Grand National victory on Little Polveir


'These people literally dedicate their lives to the animal'
Former international footballer Michael Owen praises stable staff in a new video promoting horse welfare, part of The Horse Comes First campaign

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My solution re Brexit is that each horse in the Grand National is allocated to one of the 40 solutions and whichever one wins that is what we do
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