Bill Turner goes Zebedee for a pint at his local

Bill Turner, former jump jockey and renowned Flat trainer, turned heads in 2009 when riding to his local, the King's Arms, in Sherborne, Dorset, for a swift pint after work. But instead of taking his old trusty hack, he rides a zebra called Zebedee. Turner purchased his stable star from a game reserve in Holland for 5K and learned to ride the animal in two weeks.

The horse trainer said: 'Zebras are more difficult to ride than horses as they can be unpredictable and panic under stress. I have broken hundreds of horses over the years but always wanted to try my hand at a zebra, but they are hard to get hold of,' he told the Racing Post.

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