Like everyone involved in the industry we were delighted to hear that George Baker was conscious following what sounds like a horrific accident at St Moritz. He’s one of the best jockeys around and has ridden plenty of good horses for us. His relationship with the quirky Cotai Glory is a very important one as he knows the horse so well, and has put up with the ups and down’s (literally in the Flying Childers) of being Cotai’s partner. We wish him a speedy recovery.
Sadly the horse he was on, Boomerang Bob, lost his life. He was a very special horse to the Hills family as he served John so well, and ran some great races for us in the season and a half he was here. He was the most lovely character to be around, and our thoughts are with everyone connected with Jamie Osborne’s yard who were so incredibly fond of him.