Friday, December 5, 2008

Mother of the week

This week, it isn’t any of our usual horsey starlets who have hit the headlines..
Elena fittens up steadily on the beach, with a debut at the workouts becoming envisageable

Barney and Dobby work out, prior to qualifying (big him) and racing (little him)
The babies grow on apace… D’Arcy with a wee visit to hospital and Lucie .. still posing

The Duchess prepares to start on her next baby, with a little manual and veterinary assistance

Wanda prepares to head north for a new life
Boris is entered for his first ever race on Tuesday
but this is Sally’s week. Dear old Sally, down the back paddock, where she has given birth to Ned, Rose and Mikie.
But, before those three, Sally mothered George. ‘General George’ to racegoers. Well, George (sold too expensively for us at the yearling sales) had a nice youthful career here in New Zealand, and then was sold to Australia where he has recently raced with credit. This week, he ran no less than three times. He won easily at Goulburn, narrowly against much hotter opposition at Bankstown, and tonight he went out once more, at Harold Park. After getting in a ghastly shut-in position, he rocketed home late to go down by only a neck. Two wins and a second in very polite New South Welsh company! Great work, George. Sally is definitely ‘Mother of the Week’ at Gerolstein!

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