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Beyond happy!

Beyond happy!

by Sam Twiston-Davies |  15 Dec 2017

The last five weeks haven’t been easy. I’ve tried to stay positive, but I can’t really describe what it’s like to be on the sidelines when race riding is what you do.

So as I went to Oaksey House this morning, I literally had butterflies in my stomach in anticipation of what they would say.

When they told me that I am ‘good to go’, beyond happy is an understatement of how I feel!

I’ve worked and pushed as hard as I dare – and to be back for 'The New One' at Cheltenham tomorrow is beyond my wildest dreams. He’s one of the reasons I am where I am.

I rode out for the first time this morning – and it just felt right. It’s what I do.

I would like to thank my family for putting up with me over the last few weeks, especially my mum, who’s had to bear the brunt of me hanging about the house. And my brother, Willy, who’s entertained me.

I can’t say enough good things about the IJF team at Oaksey, particularly Rob Treviss and Emma Edwards. I’ve spent more time with Emma that anyone else in the last few weeks, and she has worked tirelessly with me, and for me, to ensure I have the best of everything to help me get back strong and ready.

In the morning, I shall wake up both excited and nervous. A jockey’s life is the life I lead. And I love it!

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