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  • #21016
    MarkTT
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    Horrific fall. Got a right kick near his head. Didn’t move either and normally AP is like a cat.

    Really hope he’s ok

    #391888
    MarkTT
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    He must be made of Kevlar.

    #391915
    Zarkava
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    Incredible man. Just incredible.

    #391921
    theplasticpaddy
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    Honestly thought he would be lucky to ride again, not as bad as Peter Toole in Aintree but little short of miraculous AP walking away from that one. The man is made of something different to other people!!

    #392001
    grey dolphin
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    And then to come out and give his bumper winnner the full AP treatment to get up on the line. Hats off. The guy is a phenomenon.

    #392004
    Steeplechasing
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    AP – Armour-Plated

    Never argue with a fool. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience, then onlookers might not be able to tell the difference. https://lazybet.com/

    #392035
    cormack15
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    Looked a very bad fall. Lucky to walk away from that one.

    It’s the bravery to get straight back on that you have to admire. They are tough characters, no doubt at all about that.

    #392037
    Professortrubshawe
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    When you read all this lazy crap in the media about how footballers are ‘heroes’ it just makes me want to puke. JUMP JOCKEYS, now

    there’s

    heroes.

    #392044
    no idea
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    The man is different class.
    What a ride in the last after that. Amazing

    #392110
    Miss Woodford
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    It is worth looking into the impact of repeated head injuries on riders over the long term-even "bell-ringing" can cause permanent damage. There’s been studies done of the brains of gridiron football players, even those who had few/no diagnosed concussions, but the repeated knocking of helmets/leading with the head was just as problematic. Considering how light and relatively thin jockey helmets are compared to football helmets, it does worry me.

    A recent relevant article http://www.theprovince.com/sports/True+ … z1mgyWiSgs

    #392147
    nighthorse
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    Incredible man. Just incredible.

    Absolutely! it’s easy to assume that the champ gets all the good rides but AP takes his fair share of dodgy jumpers whose connections think he can work miracles (and sometimes he does!).

    He is dumped on the deck just as frequently as most other jockeys, but seems to be a tad more resilient (or lucky!) :D

    What I do like about him is how he doesn’t give no-hopers a hard time just cos he’s the champ and MUST win. A true horseman (IMO)

    #392387
    TomBarkley87
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    Seriously, is he human?

    @TheTomBarkley87

    #392414
    aji
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    Did you see the footage of him trotting back after the bumper? He was hurting!

    The comparison with footballers is interesting, and how it reflects on society in general. Footballers, who iregularly feign injury to further their teams chances in a game, are held up as heroes and role models; jockeys who face far more danger and play down injuries are at best ignored. Why?

    #392562
    andyod
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    Because they work for a pittance.Nobody worships those whom society holds in low esteem.

    #392593
    Hurdygurdyman
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    Must feel for his wife too. She must go through hell waiting to see if he’s ok.

    Don’t be surprised if he retires soon

    If he does I’d fancy Dougie Costello could takes over as JP’s jockey.

    #392616
    Steeplechasing
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    He’s said he wants to go out at the very top; there must be a strong chance this will be his last season.

    Never argue with a fool. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience, then onlookers might not be able to tell the difference. https://lazybet.com/

    #392621
    MarkTT
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    Must feel for his wife too. She must go through hell waiting to see if he’s ok.

    Don’t be surprised if he retires soon

    If he does I’d fancy Dougie Costello could takes over as JP’s jockey.

    DOUGIE COSTELLO ??!!! Hahahahaha.

    It’d be like having a love affair with Alesha Dixon and then one morning waking up with Lee Dixon.

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