We don’t want to appear to be banging on about this subject any more than we have to, but there’s no greater injustice to a good story than not telling it, don’t you agree?
You already know about Outcome’s record-breaker at Greyville’s night meeting and Hlongwane’s impressive “come back” at Kenilworth, so we’ll stick with the week’s other four Ready to Run–winning graduates.
None more deserving than Peter Fabricius’ 13-time winning East Cape Horse of The Year, Hear The Drums, who broke the R600 000 stakes barrier in the Speedsters Stakes (weight for Age), and showed just how far his class extends when he’s not conceding stones in weight to the best the competition has to offer. Not bad for this R45 000 investment.
Irishman and software legend, Robbie Byrne (who’s programmes have populated the hardware of just about every worthwhile breeding operation on Mother Earth) bred him with the farm from the T.R.Lewis heroine, Winning Glory, who is incidentally represented at this year’s Ready To Run with a smart filly (Affran which means “Church”), from the first crop of the Graded Stakes winning Danehill stallion, Requiem.
They say you can never keep a good man down, and the self-same Peter Fabricius (another graduate, believe it or don’t, of that rather run-down institution, UCT – but a prolific supplier of successful racehorse owners-who said they go hand-in-hand?). Anyway, back to old Pete and his dear wife Gail, they were back in the Winner’s Box Friday with the very promising Paris Perfect (by Muhtafal), who looks like making a major contribution to keeping the Fabricius’ in their customary role of leading East Cape owners.
Sean Tarry is seldom out of the news these days, and besides the mightily impressive return of Fort Beluga, he followed up with a smart two-in-a-row victory from his R60 000 RTR buy, Summer Prospect. Now this was hardly the Computaform Sprint, but it was nonetheless a smart effort, and since she’s in the hands of one of the best teams around, she’s bound to have plenty to come. Another feather in the Kahal cap, who had two more on the weekend.
And then there was the irrepressible Peter Miller with Sweet Delight (by Rambo Dancer) at the Flamingo Park meeting. Heavens knows how many winners this man puts out, but he sure knows how to train them.