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Quotes of the week: horse holidays and the man scared of cutlery

Paul Townend accepts congratulations after landing the Grande Course de Haies at Auteuil aboard Benie Des Dieux
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I just want people to know that they don’t need to be afraid to ask for help
Jockey Mitch Godwin opens up about his battle with depression

I would definitely be tempted to send Benie over fences again at some stage
Willie Mullins has opened the door to a dramatic switch for Benie Des Dieux after her second Grade 1 victory of the season in the French Champion Hurdle

There’s a big hole in our hearts today, we’ve been there since the start. We took her [dam] to the stallion, my partner Kay foaled her, broke her in and the rest is history
Owner-trainer Jonathan Haynes mourns the death of his 11-year-old mare Beyondtemptation after her fall at Hexham on Tuesday

In the long term, horses are going to adapt, develop and evolve to suit the kind of ground we race them on. The only way to condition bone for running on fast ground is to run them on fast ground
A frustrated Mark Johnston has urged tracks to rein back on watering

Newbury winner Breden and his fans

What a winner like this means to a small yard
Linda Jewell’s team welcomes back recent Newbury winner Breden

I don’t like using other knives and forks. It’s an OCD thing
A 58-year-old London man caught with a knife at the Cheltenham Festival was spared jail on Thursday after a judge accepted he had taken it to eat with because he had “issues with the cleanliness of public cutlery”

I don?t like using other knives and forks
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