Where in the world is David Allan? Turf Talk: 23 September 2019
I am going to have to cry off and skip my column today for the same reason as this time last year.
I am flying to Kazakhstan today to take a Tattersalls representative around the facilities and city, and to meet the horse people in/near Almaty including for their President’s Cup on Sunday where we have runners we bought at Tattersalls.
There will be something of a celebration into the night — AllanBloodlines has bought 120 horses for Kazakhstan over time, mostly from Tattersalls, including many local champions, classic winners and so on.
We shall be meeting good friends there to explore ways of expanding racing activity and its audience. Sound familiar? But it is actually happening, because the racing organisations on limited budgets strongly desire the outside input, in a country with thousands of years of close association with the horse. “No horse No Kazakhstan”.
Some of those people will arrive in Newmarket as usual in October for Yearling and Horses in Training Sales.