Amputee makes horse-racing history

Below knee amputee Guy Disney on February 17 at Sandown Park in Esher, UK, became the first prosthesis-wearing jockey to win at a professional racecourse in Britain. Disney, 34, who lost his lower leg to a rocket-propelled grenade in 2009 while serving in the British Army in Afghan­istan, rode Rathlin Rose to a win in the Royal Artillery Gold Cup, a race restricted to riders who have represented the armed forces.

Below knee amputee Guy Disney on February 17 at Sandown Park in Esher, UK, became the first prosthesis-wearing jockey to win at a professional racecourse in Britain. Disney, 34, who lost his lower leg to a rocket-propelled grenade in 2009 while serving in the British Army in Afghan­istan, rode Rathlin Rose to a win in the Royal Artillery Gold Cup, a race restricted to riders who have represented the armed forces.

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Amputee makes horse-racing history