Racing: Florida learning curve an attraction for Spencer
Friday 10 December 2004
Jamie Spencer, the No 1 jockey at Ballydoyle, may serve a stint in the United States in the New Year to try to hone his riding skills. The 24-year-old Irishman has had an indifferent first season with Aidan O'Brien and said: "I was in California for a while four years ago, but this time it will be Miami and New York."
He added: "Todd Pletcher trains there for Michael Tabor and all the good jockeys will be there, so it will be interesting watching them." Spencer's next big-race mounts come in Hong Kong early on Sunday morning, when he rides Brian Boru in the Vase, Antonius Pius in the Mile and Powerscourt in the Cup.
Graham Lee, who won the Grand National on Amberleigh House in April, will undergo surgery today to put a plate in his lower right arm broken in a fall from Fields Of Home at Doncaster 12 days ago.
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