Morning walk through the cherry blossoms at Hartford House
(Photo : Gareth du Plessis)
“If breeding horses could be reduced to a system like a sum in arithmetic, or an operation in chemistry, there would be an end to speculation, and the exciting interest with which it is accompanied would be wanting. It is not to be inferred from this that the chance presides unreservedly over its destinies - far from it; there may be and are some extraordinary incidents which occasionally embellish it with something akin to that character, but they are the exception and not the rule. Those who take the most pains to investigate causes and effects will be the most successful in the enterprise of breeding racehorses” - Friedrich Becker, The Breed of the Racehorse.