Racing: JOSH CALLS A CAB TO RETIREMENT.
His retirement - son Nick takes over the reins at Findon and has his first runner next week - may not mean much to the modern racegoer, brought up on a diet of all-weather racing and Betfair.
To them, Josh is just a name on a racecard but, to those with longer memories, watching Gifford horses turns back time to his days with the great Ryan Price and those three Schweppes Gold Trophy coups as a jockey.
The more mature remember Aldaniti, Kybo and Bradbury Star from his training career and, as much as anything, they will have always enjoyed the wit and humour of a genuine guy.
He retires to the boundary as one of the racing greats - a four-time champion jockey and trainer of 1,586 winners - and every punter or fan owes him a large one.
Nick (left) and Josh Gifford
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Apr 26, 2003|
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