Donate to Remove ads

Got a credit card? use our Credit Card & Finance Calculators

Thanks to MrFahrenheit,SalvorHardin,Anonymous,johnhemming,Anonymous, for Donating to support the site

Stan Mellor R.I.P.

A virtual pub for off topic, light hearted pub related banter and discussion. No trainers
Lemon Quarter
Posts: 1568
Joined: November 21st, 2016, 4:26 pm
Has thanked: 37 times
Been thanked: 543 times

Stan Mellor R.I.P.


Postby dealtn » August 1st, 2020, 4:42 pm

A true legend in his sport jumps the final fence to pastures new.

Lemon Slice
Posts: 487
Joined: November 4th, 2016, 6:26 pm
Has thanked: 34 times
Been thanked: 119 times

Re: Stan Mellor R.I.P.


Postby terminal7 » August 1st, 2020, 4:58 pm

When fences were there to be jumped, when the Chair was effing enormous, when jockeys were tough as teak - Stan Mellor was the champion.


2 Lemon pips
Posts: 225
Joined: November 5th, 2016, 6:49 am
Has thanked: 58 times
Been thanked: 136 times

Re: Stan Mellor R.I.P.


Postby Beerpig » August 9th, 2020, 7:03 pm

I agree.
He was a fabulous jockey who reached the top of his profession in the days when fences really were fences.
I have tremendous admiration for all jump jockeys past and present- but particularly for those at the bottom end of the food chain- who ride crazy horses for £50-80 a time knowing that at any given moment they could be unshipped, break and leg or worse and be finished.
This is why I admire and respect Tony McCoy for his incredible achievements.
Champion jockey for 20 consecutive years falls, injuries and all.
I met him at a 'do' about four years ago.
He came across to me as an understated and quite shy bloke-he did a sort of interivew with Luke Harvey asking him questions- it was well rehearesed but very interesting and in places very amusing.
Luke: ' Tell me Tony, how did you manage to win BBV Sports Personality of the year?'
Tony: 'I guess because everyone else was sh**'

Anyhow Stan Mellor -fab jockey.
Ride on my man.

Return to “Beerpig's Snug”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Leothebear and 6 guests