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Dick Fear, 50 Head outrider at Dubai Racing Club, Meydan, talks horses and courses
What is an outrider? Essentially a safety officer for horses and riders. We have three tracks at Meydan and we must make sure there is order on them since we can have up to 50 horses on a track at once in the mornings.
How did you get into this? I wanted to join the army, but my dad just laughed and said, “You’re only five foot three and 38kg. Why don’t you become a jockey?” So I was sent to a big stable in Cheltenham in the UK and worked with David Nicholson, a champion at the time, and the rest is history.