WHATEVER it is that you hang up when you stop being a racehorse trainer, whatever is to ‘trainer’ what riding boots are to ‘jockey’, it was with a certain regret that you read that Charlie Swan was hanging his up on Tuesday.

It is worthwhile revisiting some of the highlights of Charlie Swan’s career as a rider: Istabraq, Istabraq and Isatabraq, champion jockey 10 times, top rider at Cheltenham twice. Swan was the original National Hunt stylist.