Octogenarian horseman Grahame Barrett is taking part in a charity race to raise money for a new breast cancer clinic in Llandough Hospital, near Cardiff.
Grahame, who will be 80 in March, will take part in a beach ride at Ogmore by Sea on 11 April.
ITV Wales newsreader Justina Simpson, who is organising the ride, said: “We are delighted Grahame will lead the ride. At 80 it is inspirational that he’s still riding to such a level.”
His wife Pamela asked him to stop racing for his own safety, but when she died three years ago, Mr Barrett wanted to ride in a race in her memory.
He hoped to ride in a point-to-point in 2007, but there were concerns over him passing the jockey’s medical assessment.
He said: “I wanted to ride on the 60th anniversary of my first win, but unfortunately I was deemed too old to ride.”
A spokesman for the Point-to-Point Authority said it would not stop anyone from applying on age grounds, so long as they could pass the assessment.
This article was first published in Horse & Hound (25 February, ’10)