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24 July 2013

Which Boy?

I'm sitting in the car with Jessica while Heath is at soccer training. He's in the next pitch over and the light is dimmer and I have trouble making him out. And Jessica and I find it too cold to stand and watch on the sidelines. My eyes are beginning to struggle a tiny bit in dim light. Too many hours squinting through a view finder, and then negative and/or computer screen I guess. These days when we drive on the highway I prefer to have the trip over and done with by dark. Particularly when there's no back up driver. And sadly more often than not there is no one to share the driving with.

I have to try to remember to watch Gerard Whateley's football show at 7.30pm tonight (please don't ask me to remember what it's called, I know you know I cannot remember it), and watch the announcement of which stallion has been chosen for the great Black Caviar, in what will be her first year at stud.

Black Caviar is not an ordinary horse, is she? She is Extraordinary. As Gerard frequently reminds us, in that lovely eloquent speak he has become renowned for. His voice, when speaking, has a gentle tone. He is articulate. Well educated and researched.


It was indeed Exceed and Excel

Short listed:  Casino Prince (Flying Spur - Lady Capel).  Sire of All Too Hard.
Short listed:  Fastnet Rock (Danehill - Piccadilly Circus).  Coolmore Australia.

Short listed:  More Than Ready (Southern Halo - Woodman's Girl).  My Prince..  Vinery Stud.

Short Listed:  Redoute's Choice (Danehill - Shantha's Choice).  "My Boy".. Arrowfield Stud.
  And below his son, Not a Single Doubt (Redoute's Choice - Singles Bar)

AND THE WINNER WAS?  EXCEED AND EXCEL (Danehill - Patrona).  Darley Australia.

Black Caviar. 

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