He's gone from riding military horses at the Grand Military Gold Cup to being involved at the UK's top horse-racing festivals.
Billy Aprahamian set himself a five-year plan and now works with Seven Barrows stables under the tutelage of legendary trainer Nicky Henderson.
He joined the Forces Sport Podcast this week to discuss his journey from Sandhurst to Sandown.
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