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Lockdown Day 57 – Snap Puzzle

Jay August shines with Merciless Sun

Yesterday’s pic of Zimbabwe champion Merciless Sun was identified by Jay August, who again came out tops in the puzzle series.

Robin Bruss submitted the pic of Joe Byrnes with  Merciless Sun, who won the Castle Tankard in 1970 at Borrowdale and then was flown down from Salisbury to Durban to run in the Durban July.

Interestingly, more than 50 years later, flights for horses are still not a regular occurrence.

Joe rode the horse in the July where he was unplaced but he did come back and raided Turffontein later in the year and won the Jhb Summer Handicap defeating the local star Bill Bailey.

Merciless Sun was trained by his owner, Sir Raymond Stockil and later stood as a stallion in Zimbabwe.

Vanessa Tombe kindly submitted an additional pic of Merciless Sun and Joe Byrnes – see below.

Today’s lockdown day 57 puzzle pic is shown below.

  • Who is the horse?
  • Can you name the personalities?

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16 comments on “Lockdown Day 57 – Snap Puzzle

  1. Philip says:

    Pat Lunn
    Dennis Bosch
    Not sure of horse though

  2. Selwyn Elk says:

    The owner is one of the Le Grange brothers,pictured with Patrick Lunn and Dennis Bosch

    1. Editor says:

      And the horse, Selwyn?

  3. Racing Fever says:

    Model Man

  4. Rod Mattheyse says:

    cracker king

  5. mikesack says:

    Secret Rites the horse.
    Gladys Meaker/ Dennis Bosch/ One Le Grange twin/ Patrick Lunn
    after Mainstay 1800 win

  6. malperumal says:

    Model Man?

  7. Hilton witz says:

    The lady is Gladys meaker ..secret rites ?

  8. Jay August says:

    Another guess from me – perhaps Secret Rites after the 1993 Mainstay.

  9. Frederick says:

    Gigantic or Bahadur trained by R Whitehead for owners Roy & Gladys Meaker.
    Ice Machine or Mr Winsome trained by Dean Kannemeyer for owners Roy & Gladys Meaker.

  10. Frederick says:

    Face North ridden by Basil Marcus for trainer Pat Lunn winning the 1990 Mainstay

  11. jai says:

    pat lunn
    dennis bosch
    the barbie can man the horse

  12. Tony Tombe says:

    All i can add is, Dennis you must have been almost irresistible back then with that moustache .😜

  13. Lowan Denysschen says:

    Pat Lunn Dennis Bosch horse is Headlong

  14. Barbara Byrnes says:

    Dennis Bosch
    Pat Lun
    Model Man

  15. Chris Wiles says:

    Pat Lunn,Dennis Bosch and Model Man

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