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Re: Kinda Interesting (383 Views)
Posted by: kencbs (IP Logged)
Date: May 31, 2022 04:21AM

My one Lester memory - I was vacationing in Ireland mid-1990s. I went to see the races at the Curragh. Somebody brought in Lester to ride a horse named Andros Bay in a Group 3 1.5 mile race. By far the worst-acting horse I saw in the walking ring during my trip. He was throwing his head around, foaming at the mouth, etc. A real handful. As soon as they put Lester on and took a step onto the track, he threw Lester off and took off running. I don't know how they got the horse back, but they did. They got Lester back on, and somehow during the long walk to the gate (at the Curragh, 1.5 miles is a 1-turn race), he was able to calm the horse down and won wire-to-wire at 1.5 miles. One of the best bits of horsemanship I've ever seen. RIP Lester.

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