Remembrance – the horses as well – Turf Talk: 12 November 2018

Remembrance – the horses as well – Turf Talk: 12 November 2018

Remembrance – the horses as well – Turf Talk: 12 November 2018 THERE was a reference in or about this publication last week to there being no Silence this Sunday, a play on the name of the famous stallion. Sunday Silence’s parentage (Halo – Wishing Well by...
Fort On Fire! – Sporting Post Digest: 8 August 2018

Fort On Fire! – Sporting Post Digest: 8 August 2018

Fort On Fire! – Sporting Post Digest: 8 August 2018 Elusive Fort has risen through the ranks on modest runner numbers. Now three Full Books of runners 2018-2020 should put him at the top. ELUSIVE FORT’s achievements to date have been extraordinary, putting him...
What’s a proper horse? – Turf Talk: 7 May 2018

What’s a proper horse? – Turf Talk: 7 May 2018

What’s a proper horse? – Turf Talk: 7 May 2018 “He’s a very, very good horse. A proper horse. He’ll stay a mile and a half.” So said Donnacha O’Brien, jockey son of Master Trainer Aidan and brother of, amongst others, ex jockey Joseph who on Saturday...
Nearly 7,000 kilometres all told- Turf Talk: 26 February 2018

Nearly 7,000 kilometres all told- Turf Talk: 26 February 2018

Nearly 7,000 kilometres all told- Turf Talk: 26 February 2018 HORSE transport is hard work. Especially when the second leg is 5,200 km with 4½ days on the road almost non-stop in snowy conditions. Cape Town to Joburg is a long way you reckon? About the same as...