Friday, May 12, 2006

Graham Lee and the Howard Johnson stable

Graham Lee's departure from the Howard Johnson stable comes as a shock.

Last year Lee won three races at the Cheltenham Festival on Johnson trained horses.

Just over twelve months on and the partnership has come to an abrupt end; racing can be a fickle business at times. The rumour is that Paddy Brennan has been offered the job.

The Johnson stable has been quiet for much of the season. The logic appears to be - the horses are out of form, so let's sack the jockey.

Lee, who has suffered from a virus in recent weeks, is widely recognised as a top class jockey; Ferdy Murhpy has done well to secure his services. I wish them both well in the future.

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