I am always astonished and dismayed when I see some people on social media complaining that they have lost a bet because a horse has died in action or the jockey has, in their inexperienced eyes, not given their horse every chance of winning.
I have never been a jockey. Chances are, neither have you. This week we learned the sad news that admirable jockey Pat Smullen has had to stand down from riding due to being diagnosed with a tumour.
When you see news like that, it really doesn't matter that much if we as punters back a . . .
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