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Googling a runner Wilfred Pickles 3.55 Lingfield Yorkshire-born Wilfred Pickles OBE (1904-1978) was an English actor and radio presenter and the first newsreader to speak in a regional accent rather than the "BBC English" of the period. He soon became a radio celebrity and his most significant work was as host of the BBC Radio show Have A Go, which ran from 1946 to 1967 and launched such catchphrases as "How do, how are yer", "Are yer courting?", "What's on the table, Mabel?" and "Give him the money, Barney".

Easy as 1-2-3 1. Who did Lester Piggott 'jock-off' on the 1994 St Leger winner Commanche Run? 123 2 How many St Legers did Piggott win? 3 What was Piggott's first Leger winner? Answers on page 18 The List Five tracks other than Doncaster to have hosted the St Leger 1. Newmarket 1915-18 /1942-44 (war) 2. Thirsk 1940 (war) 3. Manchester 1941 (war) 4. York 1945 (war) / 2006 5. Ayr 1989 (subsidence) On this day ... September 7, 1910 Swynford led all the way in the St Leger under 16-year-old champion jockey Frank Wootton and held on by a head from Bronzino, with Lemberg third.

As a four-year-old Swynford became the first great horse owned by Lord Derby and trained by George Lambton, but at this stage of his career he was not a champion. Derby winner Lemberg would have prevailed on his best form but he failed to stay, though many blamed his jockey, Danny Maher.

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Royston Ffrench Horses I've been lucky to ride lots of good horses but Jukebox Jury, Al Shemali and Buzzword stand out Racecourses Ascot in Britain and Meydan in Dubai Racing heroes Sheikh Mohammed, Lester Piggott and all my friends, family, owners and trainers who have supported me Relaxation Growing my own fruit and vegetables and then spending time around the dinner table with my family Holiday destination I don't have one as I work in Dubai in the winter Restaurant I like cooking, so my kitchen Compiled by Nicholas Godfrey, John Randall and Peter Scargill
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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Sep 7, 2010
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