Al­fie hits the heights in his own unique way

The Racing Paper - - Trends And Diary -

AL­FIE Brad­stock reg­u­larly schooled Coney­gree be­fore his stun­ning vic­tory in the 2015 Chel­tenham Gold Cup.

The grand­son of the great am­a­teur rider and journalist Lord Oak­sey, he briefly toyed with the idea of be­com­ing a jockey, too. To­day at the age of 24 he is a highly suc­cess­ful show jumper with his own com­plex near Wan­tage close to the yard where his par­ents Mark and Sarah con­tinue to train a team of jumpers in­clud­ing Coney­gree. Al­fie reached new heights when he was joint win­ner of the Puis­sance at the Horse of the Year Show in 2018 af­ter his horse cleared 7ft 1in.

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