CHAM­PION JOHN­SON’S TRIBUTE

Llanelli Star - - RACING AND BOWLS -

RICHARD John­son is among those to hail the im­pact of Ffos Las as the course builds to­wards its 10th birth­day.

The four-time cham­pion jockey has rid­den more win­ners at the course than any­one else. He stands on 58, with Sam Twis­tonDavies close be­hind on 51.

John­son said: “I can’t be­lieve it’s been 10 years al­ready.

“I re­mem­ber when it first opened, and I have en­joyed rid­ing there ever since. It has been a great ad­di­tion to the race­courses in the UK, it has fan­tas­tic fa­cil­i­ties and al­ways a good at­mos­phere.

“It’s a big gal­lop­ing track – I see it as the New­bury of Wales. I have en­joyed some great wins there over the last 10 years and look for­ward to hope­fully be­ing there on Thurs­day and adding to those wins.”

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