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Letter: The attitude of a true champion.

Byline: Paul Smith

Paul Smith was impressed by Adrian Maguire the man

WHAT makes jump racing the best sport there is? Two jockeys vying for the title of champion, inseparable to the very last day of the season when the matter is resolved. The loser hoists the winner on to his shoulders and carries him out of the weighing room to greet the crowd. Imagine that in football!

I wish to thank from the bottom of my heart Adrian Maguire, not only for his bravery and for some of the finest riding displays ever seen on British racecourses, but also for the attitude that marks him as a true great, not just to the world of jump racing but in the whole of sport.

I hope he is not lost to the sport completely, but whatever he decides to do in future I sincerely wish him and his family the very best of luck. No-one deserves it more.

PAUL SMITH Sheffield
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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Nov 7, 2002
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