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RACECOURSE REMEMBERS

Thu, Nov 17, 2011

Some Jockeys at Uttoxeter, including Keith Mercer, Alex Merriam and Thomas Garner (pictured from left to right) wore poppies to mark Rememberance Day thanks to a quickly arranged initiative that put the football authorities to shame.

It was the brainchild of Clerk of the Course Charlie Moore and Executive Director David MacDonald who had not time to get a ruling from the BHA but agreed with Clerk of the Scales Stephen Watkins that they could be worn provided they were securely fixed and that owners were happy.

MacDonald said "Our Group Managing Director Tony Kelly phoned and said 'Lets show Fifa how to do it'.

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