I don’t suppose being a good loser is considered an overly important quality in a jockey but in the beaten jockey mini interviews in the weighing room I’m impressed by how gracious and upbeat he is in defeat and gives interesting information about the way the horse has run. Seems a good horseman as well as good on camera, a good ad for the sport.
Spot on greenasgrass. Considering that he hasn’t got the easiest job in the world he seems a pretty intelligent horseman giving the viewer a good insight about the race and the horse. All the best to him for the future!
I liked the way he gave credit to his good friend and and fellow jockey William Buick, Blue Point’s regular rider, after winning the Kings Stand Stakes with a fantastically judged ride. He said that he had had to spend time getting to know the horse, as William knew him so well, and also how he felt for William having to sit on the sidelines watching instead of being part of the action.
Get well soon Mr. Buick, you have a great friend in James Doyle and I bet you never had a moments doubt that he would look after Blue Point and bring him home the winner.
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