The decade is coming to an end, and there are many memorable sporting moments in Pembrokeshire to reflect on.

Gordon Thomas, Fraser Watson, and Bill Carne have picked out ten of them (in no particular order).

Here is number ten.....

A few pints lead to Cheltenham:

Pembrokeshire jockeys, trainers, and owners have had much to shout about these past 10 years.

But no tale has resonated with local people quite as much as the success of Tobefair.

Gifted as a colt to Michael Cole, he was unable to afford the running costs and therefore offered a share of his 50% stake to regulars at the Cresselly Arms pub in Cresswell Quay. A few months (and pints) later, and 16 pub syndicate members with no experience in racing were backing their horse at the 2017 Cheltenham Festival – and on the back of seven consecutive wins as well.

There was to be no fairytale win with the horse, trained by Paul and Debbie Hamer, finishing safely in 22nd in the Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle. But footage of the likes of Tim Parry and John Tennick meeting HRH Princess Anne and being interviewed on ITV was enough to halt work in offices all over the county - and prompted a fair old reaction on social media as well.

The horse has since progressed and the name is now well known on the national racing circuit, and a host of local people are benefitting.

All on the back of a few pints in the local.

GT: Tobefair captured the imagination of the Pembrokeshire public. Locally owned horse was much fancied to win at the well renowned Cheltenham Festival but it never happened. Thankfully the horse came home safely, but sadly the local punters’ dreams were shattered.

FW: That Cheltenham build up was crazy. People I’d never known were interested in racing were telling me they were putting money on Tobefair. One guy came into work saying he’d asked his mum if she’d heard about the syndicate story and she answered ‘Yes I forgot to tell you – I’m in it.’

BC: Tim Parry and I still relive the moments when we bump into each other in Costa Coffee, and his brother Charlie was also involved alongside that wily old Cole from Lawrenny! It was, and still is, a fairytale story.