A fine man who won many a race, lost out to his most deadly rival this week. Jockey Pat Smullen was a favourite of mine over the years. A winning jockey aboard several of those I have backed in past years but, much more importantly, a top professional who went about his job in a very diligent manner.
Not one to hog the camera or the limelight, Pat was so loved by those he worked for and with because he turned up on time, rode out the horses he was asked to ride out, offered up accurate and specific opinions . . .
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