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"…But it used to be whether Ulf Thorosen was riding or not. If he were then back it. Then one year he was crowned by the Norwegians as the world’s best jockey. And you thought that Britain is insular!"
Malc, I’ll think you’ll find that Thoresen was driving the horses, not riding them, and was crowned best driver, not jockey.
He won the World Driving Championship on a number of occasions, including when held in Norway, against drivers from all over the world. What’s insular about that?