Racing: Diabetes fails to stop Lower

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The Independent Online
Jonothan Lower will become the first diagnosed diabetic to ride in Britain when he partners Totally Yours at Wincanton today. The jump jockey, who won a long battle with the Jockey Club to allow him to ride despite his condition, was about to resume riding in October when he suffered a broken leg in an accident on Martin Pipe's gallops. An intended return to action last month was put off as he was not happy with his fitness.

Lower, 30, is restricted to one ride a day by the Club. "Tony McCoy has very kindly given him one of his mounts," Pipe said. "We hope it's a winner."