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Newmarket car cleaner turns jockey to fulfil a dream

A car cleaner at Newmarket has spent 18 months training as an amateur jockey just for this weekend.

At Newmarket Racecourse, the professional jockeys make way for the amateurs in the sport's most historic race, the Newmarket Town Plate.

Simon Archer will be vying for the winner's prize of a packet of Newmarket sausages.

He said he had often watched the jockeys training and thought: "I can do that."

  • 23 Aug 2012
  • From the section England