The story of Nigel Latham has gone all around the world, after Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Craig Williams paid tribute to the dying lover of racing whose final wish was to spend one more day trackside at the races.
Nigel’s wish was granted at Morphettville on Saturday for the first day of the Adelaide Carnival, with the racing enthusiast’s hospital bed wheeled out to the 200m right on the fence so he could for perhaps the last time be close to the horses as they roared down the straight.
It had been a victorious day for Williams at the track, scoring a treble and taking out one of the features the Group 1 Sangster Stakes on Instant Celebrity.
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Article written by: Kate Watts