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Date TimeSeptember 13, 2019
VoiceHe rarely got top billing but the doughty veteran played a vital part in many big races and made them memorable
Talking Horses: Crystal Ocean was the best runner-up a star could want
Crystal Ocean, whose career has been ended by a leg injury, will not be remembered as one of the greats but anyone who cares about horse racing should pray every night for more horses like him, excellent, top-class animals who are not quite the best around. If you’re not persuaded, let’s consider how much less interesting recent Flat racing in Britain would have been without him.
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