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A very happy retirement

Fri 14 April 2023

It is with mixed emotions we wish Paul “Darkie” Beschizza a very happy retirement. A face that many owners and racing colleagues in Newmarket will recognise it is sad that Darkie will not be here with us at La Grange every day. However at 68 years old and after having worked for Ed for nearly 30 years he has more than earned his retirement and we look forward to hearing all the stories from what he has planned next.

Darkie has been integral to many successes of Eds top horses over the years (see pictures) including Red Verdon and Trip to Paris, the former of which he accompanied to Australia for his run in the Melbourne Cup. In his final weeks at Ed Dunlop Racing he has also been part of the early education of Trip to Paris’ 2 year-old younger brother, Trip to Venice.

Once again we all wish Darkie the best of luck in whatever comes next.  

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