Ep 247 - Aaron Gransby - The Fakenham Favourite

The Paddock and The Pavilion - The Horse Racing and Cricket Podcast

12-02-2024 • 47 mins

In this podcast journalist Aaron Gransby, who has just written a new book, the Fakenham Favourite, joins us to tell the story of Cool Roxy and the Blackmores, Alan, and his wife Pat.  Alan reflects on Cool Roxy’s amazing career, a record eleven wins at Fakenham, and the difference training horses from his small yard in Little Berkhamsted  made to his family’s life before retiring in 2019 at the age of 90 following a family tragedy. We are also joined by Cool Roxy’s regular jockey Chris Honour, current jockey Tabitha Worsley, who rode for Alan, and trainer Georgie Howell, who recalls the incredible day when Roxy opened a racecourse bar! A story that is both heartbreaking and heartwarming. Aaron will be at Fakenham races on Friday 16 February where you will be able to buy the book, The Fakenham Favourite. If you are unable to make it to Fakenham races on the 16 February, you can still purchase the book via www.aarongransby.com   Please subscribe to us on Apple podcasts, Amazon music, Google or Spotify. Connect with us on X, Facebook & Instagram @ThePaddandPav www.stephenwallismedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices