Georgie bows out at Taunton

By Wellington Weekly News   |   Reporter   |
Saturday 12th March 2022 5:00 pm

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LAST week’s race meeting at Taunton was the last fixture that Georgie Robarts will be officiating at as Clerk of the Scales, a role she has performed at the Orchard Portman course since 1995.

Since then Georgie has carried out the same duty at many of the south west racecourses and on occasions further afield, and she will be retiring completely from the job at the end of the Cheltenham Festival where along with Royal Ascot and the Grand National she has officiated for many years.

Clerk of the course Jason Loosemore said: “ Georgie is well known on the racing circuit and even though her job is one of the most important on race days she has always gone about it in a quiet and calm manner and gained the respect of all of the jockeys and everyone she has worked with. Georgie is due to retire after the Cheltenham Festival this year and she goes with the thanks and best wishes for a happy retirement from everyone at Taunton.”

To show their appreciation all of the jockeys who were riding that day turned out after the fifth race to make a presentation to the retiring clerk of the scales.

Taunton next race on Monday, March 14, when the first race on the card which is worth a very generous £56,000 goes to post at 2pm.


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