National Hunt jockey

Classic-Winning Jockey Jimmy Lindley Passes at 86

Former top jockey Jimmy Lindley has died. He was 86. One of the top jockeys in the UK in the 1960s and 70s, Lindley rode three British Classic winners, as well as the 1960 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth S. winner Aggressor (GB) (Combat {GB}). He suffered from weight issues throughout his career, and periodically rode over National Hunt fences, as well. His best performance over jumps was running third aboard Retour De Falmme in the 1958 Champion Hurdle. In 1974 when 39, Lindley hung up his saddle and...

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Thornton Almost Back to Normal After COVID-19 Scare

Andrew Thornton reports himself to be nearing full health after recovering from coronavirus. The Cheltenham Gold Cup-winning rider caught the virus in March, describing how he was "knocked sideways" by the illness. He said, "The last week I have been just about back to 100%. "Where it came from I don't know, but luckily Yvonne [wife] and Harry [son] have both managed to avoid catching it. I just tried to separate myself--I used a different bedroom and bathroom, I just stayed away from them. "I struggled to get up before...

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