meet history-making amateur jockey Dr Guy Mitchell.

Sep 02, 2020, 01:38 PM
Mitchell, aged 46 and a GP in Pulborough, West Sussex, had his right eye removed when a child because of cancer, but also had a long-harboured ambition to ride in, and win, a horse-race. As a result of the impairment, it took, on and off, 30 years of effort for the son, grandson and half-brother of jockeys to be granted a licence of his own, but on only his fourth mount, at Goodwood's August Bank Holiday fixture, he became the first jockey with one eye to win an official UK horse-race when 50-1 shot The Game Is On was successful. It's an inspirational story - hope you enjoy it.