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Stan Mellor R.I.P.

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Stan Mellor R.I.P.

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

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/53619971

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

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Re: Stan Mellor R.I.P.

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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.

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Re: Stan Mellor R.I.P.

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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.


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