“There must be a genuine threat of harm and not something of upset anger and indignation after hurt which is what we say it was.” Robbie Dunne’s barrister, Robin Mathew QC

“It’s wrong for the appellant to say [Frost] is in some way to blame for this. It’s not for the bully to determine to the bullied how to react.” BHA representative Louis Weston.

“To have had him as a foal and have photos of the kids leading him and riding him and messing in the field with him like a pet to have that connection was great. To have that family connection. Fairytales don’t usually happen but this was one.”

Barry Geraghty on Constitution Hill

“I’m sorry, I’m actually upset. I would have loved to see him win it. The great thing is he has finished in one piece and has come back safe and sound.” Michael O’Leary after Tiger Roll’s last race at Cheltenham

“I suppose I’m getting used to horses falling at the last round here, between first of all Adamant Approach, then Annie Power and Benie des Dieux.” Willie Mullins after Galopin Des Champs’ fall

“The horse was due it, the parish was due it, the country was due it,” Ned Hogarty of The Flooring Porter Syndicate after they won a second Stayers’ Hurdle at Cheltenham

“It is the closest thing to feeling like a rockstar you will ever feel without being able to sing. It is just incredible to have people back and I feel very, very lucky.” Rachael Blackmore after winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup

“He’s just a monster, isn’t he? I didn’t dare turn round and have a look at the back of the last though. He can take horses out of their comfort zone.” Paul Townend after winning on Allaho at Punchestown

“Money doesn’t buy this. The enjoyment and the fun that this brings us and a lot of others, why would you not want to be part of it.” Ger O’Brien of the Hammer and Trowel syndicate after Facile Vega’s win

“I’ve been doing it 21 years and if someone said I’d ride the winners I have I’d have taken it. To ride for Jessica Harrington basically my whole career, I’ve been very lucky. She stood by me through all the highs and lows and has been an unbelievable mentor to me.”

Robert Power on his time in the saddle

“We shocked the world, people.” One of the owners of shock Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike

“This horse is a superstar. The only way I can explain the feeling is when you go to the funfair and you’re waiting in the queue for a fast ride, that’s the feeling before you get on him. He’s a pleasure to ride.” Jim Crowley on Baaeed

“That was incredible. I’m so lucky to be on Nature Strip. He is just a freak of a horse and has silenced a few critics with that performance, because it was scintillating.” James McDonald after the King’s Stand Stakes

“Frankie didn’t over complicate, which he did yesterday. A jockey must never be tied down to instructions. If something happens in a race, just ride the way you feel. Our hero overcomplicated it yesterday. It’s over, it’s the past and we move on.” John Gosden after the Coronation Stakes success of Inspiral at Royal Ascot

“If he was a human, he’d be saying, listen, let me at it. If he was in the wild, he’d be a natural born leader.” Aidan O’Brien on Blackbeard

“He’s one of the best horses to ever look through a bridle. He’s just that good. He’s been brilliant. Brilliant is his normal. He didn’t disappoint. He never has. For me, it’s a culmination of your life’s work. When you’ve worked with horses your whole life, just most trainers don’t get a horse like this.” Trainer John Sadler on Flightline

“On the late afternoon of the 3rd of September, all our hopes and dreams for our beautiful charming, charismatic, wonderful Jack were shattered forever. Our 13 years with our beloved Jack will never be forgotten, by his family and all our friends and colleagues who knew the happiest loving child you could ever hope for. Jack, you will live in our hearts and memories forever.”

Andrew Moffat at the funeral of his grandson Jack de Bromhead