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Amputee Veteran Wins The Grand Military Gold Cup

Guy Disney became the first amputee jockey to win a race on a professional course last month.

Afghan war veteran Captain Guy Disney has won the Grand Military Gold Cup at Sandown Park.

The pre-race favourite rode to victory on Rathlin Rose, winning by 12 lengths.

The 34-year-old became the first amputee jockey to win a race on a professional course last month.

Disney said that it was "the kind of day you live for" and that winning was "a very special feeling". 

The veteran lost his lower right leg when his car was hit by a grenade while serving in Afghanistan.

Forces News reporter Cath Brazier spoke to him after the victory.

Picture courtesy of Sandown Park.

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