IT WAS the end of an era in Newmarket last month when former stable lad
of the year Dave Goodwin rode out for the final time after nearly 50 years in the sport.
A member of Griffith's staff was also examined and tested positive for cannabis, meaning the trainer, stable lad
and horses were all on drugs.
LAST year's Cheltenham Festival catapulted stable lad
Conor Murphy into the limelight - courtesy of an ante-post five-timer that landed him PS1million.
Guinness flows with pint after pint Next morning I awoke with a big head It's time to get up, no use staying in bed Horses to be fed, watered and get some corn As a stable lad
, I have to get up at the crack of dawn by Mr W.
Mr O'Brien also refused a request for the stable lad
to be interviewed by the stewards so the matter has been referred to the British Horseracing Authority under Rule B 83, which states that persons must comply with any instruction given by stewards at a race meeting.
Ted the Clydesdale with stable lad
Steve Adams Picture: FRANK LOUGHLIN
A former trainer told the Sunday Mirror there were at least three definite ways a stable lad
could "stop" a horse:
THE stable lad
who made a killing at Cheltenham works for Nicky Henderson at Seven Barrows - which is what he needed to collect his winnings.
Guest's head stable lad
Richard Dalton, 41, and head girl Louise Tidman, 34, admitted omitting to provide veterinary care.
The former stable lad
famously set himself up as a trainer on the proceeds of a gamble he landed with Frankincense in the '60s and knows what is required to win the Doncaster charge.
The Ballydoyle handler refused to allow his stable lad
Pat Keating permission to trot the horse up in front of the BHA's veterinary officer and the senior racecourse veterinary surgeon as part of their examination of the colt.
David Gall 71 Canadian Hall of Fame jockey; Tony Vasil 53 trainer of Elvstroem & Haradasun; Wayne Harris 52 rider of Jeune; Chris Brand 43 former BHA director of finance & corporate services; Charlie Gordon-Watson 53 bloodstock agent; Fozzy Stack 33 assistant to Tommy Stack; Peter Walder 44 trainer of Force Freeze; Julian Smyth-Osbourne 48 trainer of Arctic Fancy; Jeannie Brown 52 former York trainer; Sean Travis 68 former stable lad
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