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Man Caught On TV At The Races After Skipping Work To Watch His Horse Win

Rebecca Shepherd

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Man Caught On TV At The Races After Skipping Work To Watch His Horse Win

This is the moment a man revealed he shouldn't be on camera at the races because he pulled a sickie from work:

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Alright, so he isn't just any employee after a day on the p***, he's a CEO and was 'meant to be in work', but wanted to watch his horse run (and, thankfully win).

Martin Tedham came clean about skipping work as he was celebrating a £6,500 ($8,700) winner at Leicester yesterday (15 November).

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That last minute sickie was in order to watch his horse Zabeel Champion as it won under jockey Nick Scholfield.

Tedham, CEO of Wasdell Group, which is a business who supply packaging for goods in the pharmaceutical industry, blamed his day off on trainer Jonjo O'Neill.

Credit: Racing TV
Credit: Racing TV

Speaking to Racing TV, he said: "I shouldn't be on television today because I'm meant to be at work today. I told them I was sick, and not going to the races to watch my horse.

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"When Jonjo phoned me up on Sunday and said 'we need to go to the races on Monday', I said 'I might be working, Jonjo'.

"He said, 'Martin, we need to go to the races'.

"I told everybody we'd be on for a good day today, so I'm very, very pleased."

Martin (R) with trainer Jonjo O'Neill. Credit: Racing TV
Martin (R) with trainer Jonjo O'Neill. Credit: Racing TV
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When asked what made Martin buy Zabeel Champion in the first place, Martin went on: "Jonjo liked him and everything and I said 'Jonjo it's up to you, if you want him, we'll get him'.

"Because Nick Scholfield is always after more horses. He is the godfather to my children and he says 'oh no, we need a new horse, we need a new horse'.

"So that was it really, that's why we brought it in for Nick. Nick wanted another horse and that was it."

Understandably, it doesn't sound like he regrets bunking off work either, adding: "It's great to be here today and a lot of support, it's nice to be here."

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He went on to agree that he's better to be at the race course than at work, before letting people know that they'll be at Ascot next week and Newbury the week after.

Might be worth keeping our eyes peeled for them and Martin, USE YOUR HOLIDAYS, FELLA.

Featured Image Credit: Racing TV

Topics: SPORT, Entertainment, TV and Film

Rebecca Shepherd
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