Lucky Nicolaidis has a library of racing memorabilia and sent us this Friday Flash – a page out of a racecard for the 1994 Schweppes Challenge.
Looking back to the race, Flaming Rock was attempting an unprecedented fourth win in the R400 000 Gr1 Schweppes Challenge.
The son of Ballad Rock ran into traffic problems on the final bend, when near the tail of the field in rather a slow run race.
When he finally found daylight he flew in his customary manner, running the last 600m in 33 seconds (and last 400 in 22 seconds).
It was not enough, though, to catch Pas de Quoi and Take A Walk, who got first run and are well out of reach.
The Schweppes was Pas de Quoi’s second Gr1 win this season, after the J&B Met, and the remarkable son of Roland Gardens was then well fancied for his next mission, the Rothmans July.