VIDEO: Sir Mark Todd, How I Became An Event Rider

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Thursday 11 April - 20h54 | Lulu Kyriacou

VIDEO: Sir Mark Todd, How I Became An Event Rider

Sir Mark Todd, one of the world's greatest horsemen, an Olympian in both showjumping and his main discipline of eventing, was originally hoping to be a jockey!

Inglis Bloodstock in Australia  have released a video (at the fot of the page) showing highlights of teh maestro's career and World Horse Racing  have released one  in which he discusses how he became an eventing legend instead of a jockey. The interviews was conducted  to promote the last race of Australian wonder mare, Wink, who will be running her final race on Saturday, in which she will be opposed by a horse trained by Todd.  He's Eminent (formerly Eminent in the UK) ran second in his prep race and Todd is hopeful rather than confident of providing an upset that will make him infamous in Australia, much more so than any Olympic triumph over Australian  riders!

​Wink, already  the world record holder  for number of consequetive wins and number of Group One wins, will be aiming for her 33rd straight victory.  She has been the Longines World's Best Racehose for the last two years.  It will be a tough ask for the Todd trained five year old  to beat her but the British based rider is happy to be part of such a momentous occasion. 

​Win lose or draw though, Todd will have no time to reflect on the performance, he will be flying straight back to the Uk to finish preparing for Badminton Horse trials which begin in just over two weeks.  

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