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'When I'm in the paddock he'll sometimes have his iPad out'

Robert Winston: 'then I came across Librisa Breeze who kept me going and gave me that buzz again'
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He always looked to me like he was out of the race down the back straight but he just had an extraordinary turn of foot
Alain de Royer-Dupre hails his exceptional stable stalwart Vazirabad after the staying star was retired on Monday

His knowledge of horses is remarkable. He knows all the pedigrees inside out which, when you consider how many horses he has, is remarkable. He doesn't miss a trick. When I'm in the paddock he'll sometimes have his iPad out, watching a race from somewhere else in the country or around the world
Jim Crowley sings the praises of boss Hamdan Al Maktoum and his impeccable racing knowledge

He was very straightforward and a push button ride – anyone could ride him really. His tenacity and determination was like no other in a finish as we saw in the Juddmonte International and the King George
James Doyle waxes lyrical on Crystal Ocean after the five-year-old's career sadly came to a close through injury on Thursday

On a personal level it was probably the worst experience of my career missing out on her in the Matron. There's no point in me lying about it
Laurens' regular partner PJ McDonald looks back on the heartbreak of missing the ride in last season's Matron Stakes

I had a fall at Doncaster a few years back and had some fractures and my heart wasn’t really in it at that point. Then I came across Librisa Breeze who kept me going and gave me that buzz again
Robert Winston reflects on his highs and lows in the saddle after calling time on his career on Wednesday

We are told there will be two million people in Japan who will watch the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes. I'm not sure people have grasped just how important it is having exposure to the Green Channel in Japan
Leopardstown and Curragh chief Pat Keogh highlights the significance of Japanese raider Deirdre's presence in the Irish Champion Stakes on Saturday


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On a personal level it was probably the worst experience of my career missing out on her in the Matron
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