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DAVY RUSSELL blog: Leger Legends (Sunday)

Leger Legends

The whole point of this retirement game is that my first blog back this season would be about others in the saddle and not me.

Well, that hasn’t quite worked out as I had expected as, here I am, preparing to ride at Doncaster on Sunday in the Leger Legends race.

It’s all in aid of the Injured Jockeys Fund and it will be some craic for a wonderful cause.

I’m just over for the day and will fly over and back on Sunday.

I’m looking forward to riding against some of the lads again including Dickie (Richard Johnson), it will be like old times.

The only worry I have is that 11 stone 7lbs seems a bit far away at the moment and not as easy as it once was. I’ve not even tried my riding boots on again and just hope they fit.

I never actually got to ride against Jamie Osborne as we are different generations – he must be in his 70s now!

All jokes aside, that will be a real pleasure for me as he is a pilot I’ve always looked up to and it will be great to line-up against him for the first time.

Everyone thinks I’ve been practicing but I’ve not even ridden out – I’ve just been keeping the horses fit at home.

There’s a fair few taking it very seriously… Jamie Osborne 😊

Saturday Update ….

The draw has been made and I ride Culcor for David O’Meara. We’ve been drawn 12 and I’ve been told middle to high is not the worst box to come out of over the straight mile course at Doncaster. I was interested to see my fella started his career here in Ireland when trained by Ger Lyons and had some form with give in the ground too including when winning at Gowran.

I see he’s been dropping down the weights recently and didn’t have the clearest of runs at Beverley last time out. We’ll certainly give it our best shot. Good luck to all the jockeys taking part and let’s hope we can raise a few pounds for a great cause.


Life in retirement

It’s been a hell of a busy time at home what with the kids and preparing the horses for the sales.

I joked a few months ago when I came over for Royal Ascot that this retirement lark is exhausting… Edelle is the toughest boss I’ve ever worked for!

No, life is great and its been great spending some time with the family.

As the jump season fast approaches I’ll still be heading into Gordon’s and will keep you updated via my usual blog.

In the meantime, cheer me on come Sunday and if you’ve a few quid to spare you can support us here….


Good Luck

Provisional list of jockeys taking part in the Sunday’s Leger Legends:
Richard Johnson
Tom Scudamore
Paul Hanagan
Robbie Power
Megan Nicholls
Davy Russell
Seb Sanders
Mark Enright
Will Kennedy
Russ Kennemore
Gary Bardwell
Gay Kelleway
Mattie Batchelor
Adrian Nicholls
Jamie Osbourne
Jason Edmunds



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