In 2015, 20 times National Hunt Champion Jockey and legend of the racing World, Sir A P Mc Coy OBE, took the crown.The race will help some great causes - the beneficiaries being two Yorkshire-based charities - the Northern Racing College in Doncaster and Jack Berry House, a rehabilitation facility for injured jockeys.“We don’t want people to rush home straight after work – we want them to enjoy the city centre with their colleagues and friends.“There are so many exciting things in store for Sheffield – the opening of the new Primark store on The Moor this month, the new Light Cinema next year and all the developments in the Sheffield Retail Quarter.These are all great building blocks for the future.”Lucy King, store manager at Marks and Spencer on Fargate, said: “This is an exciting first step to encourage people back into the city centre in the early evenings to enjoy everything it has to offer – great shops, bars, restaurants and leisure activities.“It’s really important that the city’s retailers work together for the good of the city and its continuing regeneration so I hope more and more get behind the campaign.”Karl Hallam, owner and optometrist at Cross Eyes opticians on Devonshire Street, added: “Many of our customers are students or work 9am to 5pm office hours, so for them this presents a great opportunity to come and pick their spectacles after work instead of having to come into the city on the weekend.”And Nicole Jewitt, of Alt Seen Eye on Charles Street, said: “We’re looking forward to being Alive After 5 on Thursdays from the end of October.”Bid member Adrian Bagnoli, co-owner of Cubana Tapas Bar in Leopold Square, said: “Alive After5 gives us the chance to create an early evening ambience and bring an additional buzz into the city centre which people will want to be part of.First run in 2010, the race has grown rapidly in stature whilst capturing the attentions of the national racing media.The likes of Mick Kinane - rider of one of the greatest horses seen in recent memory - Sea The Stars; and the most successful lady jockey of all time, the USA's Julie Krone, have both lifted the Leger Legends accolade.IPSO -- This newspaper and its website is a member of the Independent Press Standards Organisation, the regulatory body for the press, and abides by its code of conduct.If you have a complaint about editorial content which relates to inaccuracy or intrusion, then contact the Editor at the address via contacts below.
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