WINCANTON APPLAUDS ANTHONY KNOTT
The second leg of the Hands and Heels Series proved to be a race to remember today at Wincanton. Congratulations to intrepid amateur jockey Anthony Knott on riding his first winner there after 28 years of trying!!
So thrilled was Anthony at the taste of success that he saluted the crowd yards before the finish on his way to passing the winning post. Riding Wise Men Say with extra long leathers, he made smooth headway to pass his rivals in the home straight and his emotions got the better of him after he found himself in the lead having jumped the final flight of hurdles.
Turning in the saddle to wave a fist at the crowd with delight, Anthony then rode a finish before crossing the line and receiving a rapturous reception in the winner’s enclosure where racegoers rushed to greet their new hero of the turf. Even though the Stewards had to give Anthony a 7 day ban for use of the whip in this Hands and Heels race, nothing could spoil this victorious day for the winning jockey. Many congratulations to Anthony on a day that he will never forget!