Ron Thompson, the 79-year-old trainer who rides out every day

In the small village of Stainforth in South Yorkshire, 79-year-old Ron Thompson wouldn’t change his life for anything.

Brought up next door to Doncaster racecourse, the trainer has spent (on and off) 65 years in the horse racing industry. He built his own yard, built his own stables and rides out every single morning. He goes to bed witha whisky most nights, too!

The self-made man keeps himself in good shape – despite having his first ride aged 13 weighing just 6 stone and suffering a horror fall in his younger days at Hexham, leaving him paralysed with a broken back for months.

“I’ve always been a bit of a lunatic. You’ve got to love your life, haven’t you?

Hear hear, Ron…
——————-
Enjoy the best of At The Races on our free, award-winning app:
iPhone: http://apple.co/1I4NxAV
Android: http://bit.ly/1VPIcEz

facebook.com/AtTheRaces
twitter.com/AtTheRaces
instagram.com/at_the_races

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close