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'We saw a guy running down the street with a saw in his hand' - what they said

Clifford Baker: alarmed by a bizarre incident many years ago on Cheltenham High Street
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We had a bet over how many tickets they were going to sell for the San Siro in Italy and if I won he had to buy me a horse. Of course, my prediction was right, and now I have a Flat horse called Simulation Theory
The White Mouse's owner Emma Banks explains how the rock band Muse came about buying her a horse, named after one of their albums

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They've said he has not ridden him out to the line. Are we meant to beat horses that are out of contention? He's rated 87 and a 250-1 shot
Trainer Warren Greatrex was furious with the stewards after they fined him £3,000 for deeming to have schooled rank outsider Beaufort in public at Newbury on Wednesday

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I think they've missed a trick. If they'd gone for dirt, they could have looked at upgrading the racing and having qualifiers for races in America and Dubai
Trainer Mick Appleby laments the decision by Southwell to change the racing surface from Fibresand to Tapeta

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Lester Piggott rode until he was 59. F*** it, I'm giving that a go
Frankie Dettori's colourful language and determination to ride on was revisited as the Racing Post celebrated the great Italian's 50th birthday

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We saw a guy running down the street with a saw in his hand, screaming: 'I'm going to saw your head off!' We were country folk; that sort of thing didn’t happen where we lived
Clifford Baker recalls being woken up at 2am by a strange occurrence on Cheltenham High Street

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We know we have good horses but we can't rely on that. It's the nature of the beast that yards can blow hot and cold. We need to trust our system and make the tweaks to ensure we get it right
Colin Tizzard's assistant trainer and son Joe reflects on the slightly quiet start to the season for the powerful yard

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Oliver was a legend, a rare individual among any trainer, jockey or owner who'd do that after a race. He was a real showman and there was no-one before or since like him
Racing TV presenter Kevin O'Ryan recites a magic TV moment with late trainer Oliver Brady

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More from the Quotes of the Week series:

'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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They've missed a trick. If they'd gone for dirt, they could have looked at upgrading the racing and having qualifiers for races in America and Dubai
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