Where is the "star" jockey racing needs

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    The times I’ve met Frankie off camera, he’s been extremely pleasant. That said, he does get more excited in front of it.

    Not everyone likes that, and it’s easy to get irritated by such self-indulgent displays of exuberance. Yet I still strongly believe that Dettori’s Magnificent 7 in 1996 was the best thing that’s happened to the sport…in my lifetime.

    Frankie is brilliant! He’s always been nothing but co-operative and helpful whenever I’ve had to talk to him, be it here, Dubai or Australia. He’s great for the sport. :D

    #112684

    steveh31
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    If Ryan Moore, Jamie Spencer, Tony McCoy were nominated for Sports Personality of the Year would they win, would the public vote for them over other sport stars.

    How many times has McCoy quite rightly been nominated and never won.

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    No jockey has ever won the BBC sports personality of the year award, which tells its own story. :roll:

    It is a sad indictment that Royal princesses (surprise, surprise!), who also happen to be mother and daughter, have eclipsed the likes of McCoy and Dettori in this annual awards charade.

    Incidentally, Formula 1 racing drivers have won the award most times.

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    #112695

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    Odd how some peoples dislike of Dettoris personality has to be linked into his riding talents. Of course mean moody, half psycho Fallon must be a genius because that is what they are like

    Dettori can get on your nerves but hes definately good for the profile of the sport.

    Much better for the image of the sport to have champagne flying around in the paddock than a court case

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    Odd how some peoples dislike of Dettoris personality has to be linked into his riding talents. Of course mean moody, half psycho Fallon must be a genius because that is what they are like

    Dettori can get on your nerves but hes definately good for the profile of the sport.

    Much better for the image of the sport to have champagne flying around in the paddock than a court case

    Frankie has had more than champagne flying around Clivex. It would be nice if you could give a balanced opinion once in a while….

    JohnJ.

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    Where is racing’s equivalent of Wayne Rooney, Freddie Flintoff, David Beckham, Lewis Hamilton even John McEnroe or Alex Higgins. Where is racing’s version of Robbie Williams whether you like Robbie or not he gets people talking.

    When was the last time you picked up a Sunday Newspaper and saw papparzzi pictures of a jockey, the current jockeys avoid publicity and when they get on tv are so shy or moody and just wanna get away racing needs someone who falls out of a nightclub drunk or takes the odd illegal substance but can still get on a horse and ride winners the next day, where is the good guy who everyone likes and wishes to be.

    This is all soooo daft.

    When’s the last time someone saw Lewis Hamilton falling about drunk the day before a grand prix?

    Or the time that David Beckham was a drunkard … or dopehead?

    As others have said, the sport is about the horses and it’s the horses that get people talking. A jockey’s job is to help the horse run to his ability, not to show off onboard.

    So, the jocks aren’t going to get the limelight that they’d get in a human sport.

    Steve

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    Daft you may think it is but its generated four pages of replies in a day which is what the point of the forum is to get people talking, anyway I meant where is the star either a nice guy who the public loves or a bad boy who the public will love at the moment there isnt really either in racing.

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    I think there is more than enough colourful characters in racing,
    Mc Cririck,
    Dettori,
    Thompson [love him or lump him]
    Francome,
    even the po faced trainer brigade have a few fun characters,
    Chapple Hyam
    Channon,
    and last and certainly not least, the always batty
    Oliver Brady,

    Most will remain anonymous outside of racing circles, as horse racing is a minority sport, apart from the National, derby & the racing festivals the public at large couldn’t give a flying hoot about our beloved sport.

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    Alan Berry too

    #112741

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    Jockeys are not supposed to be "stars". Ryan is very open and honest with the owners on the day….and I’m delighted he has no time for the cameras and interviews. Thats why he will be walking the course whilst Frankie is appearing on Ready Steady Cook!!

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    Alan Berry too

    Actually his father was quiet a colourful character, well his red shirts were.

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    Bosranic
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    If you’re looking for ‘star’ who’s only to be judged on jockeyship, look no further than William Buick – the guy’s pure class.

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