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'You're called a lazy f***** for not getting up off your arse' - what they said

David Mullins announced his surprise retirement from the saddle this week
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I was thinking, 'Frosty, what are you doing? Why are you celebrating in front of an empty grandstand?'
Bryony Frost reflects on steering Frodon to King George glory last month

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He came out of the King George so well that he only had two days off because he was going to hurt someone if I didn't ride him out!
Ruth Jefferson on the wellbeing of Waiting Patiently ahead of his run in the Clarence House at Ascot

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I think there will be some form of crowd at all our fixtures this year. We start on April 30 and I'd be really surprised if there weren't some crowds in by then
Goodwood managing director Adam Waterworth is confident crowds will return this spring

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It's a total shock to the system – at 80-1 it's the same to everyone else as well, isn't it?
Trainer Richard Bandey was as surprised as anyone by outsider Eclair Mag's win at Market Rasen

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I paid £2,500 for him and if I could get another one the same now I would. I've no chance but I'll keep trying
Suzzanne France fears it will be hard to replace the 13-year-old Ad Vitam, who has been retired after his 100th race

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I can't thank the doctors enough. I was conscious and I remember being in the ambulance with the blue light flashing and it was fairly humbling. It brings you back to reality
Jerry McGrath recalls his experience following his horror fall at Lingfield, with the jockey set for a long spell on the sidelines

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It's relentless. There is no break. You're always on call. If you decide not to go to Sligo for one ride on a 33-1 shot you're called a lazy f***** for not getting up off your arse and going. And I've been called that many times
David Mullins explains why he called time on his riding career

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He is such a nice guy to go along with it as well. I thought he'd make it after the National. I really did think he was destined for the very top. He had so much talent
Trainer Mouse Morris, who teamed up with David Mullins to win the 2016 Grand National on Rule The World, gives his thoughts after the rider's retirement

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More from the Quotes of the Week series:

'Above all he was a true aristocrat, a true prince in everything he did'

'Her battle against this awful disease has been an inspiration to everyone'

'Back then you barely went racing in the morning without half a hangover'

'I used to get all the girls growing up because he was so ugly' – what they said

'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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I was thinking, 'Frosty, what are you doing? Why are you celebrating in front of an empty grandstand?
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