Longstanding KZN based racing man Ian Gibson has written to the Sporting Post Mailbag, with a request that he be permitted an opportunity to pay a short tribute to Peter White, who passed away a week ago.
Mr Gibson writes that he first met Peter at Hennie Coetzee’s Stables in 1975.
We enjoyed a long and happy relationship based on our common love of the sport of horseracing and trout fishing.
We shared a nice colt called Danzig’s Mast who won 5 races for us.
I remember his helicopter and flew with him to the Vaal Racecourse once.
Many years ago, I wrote this limerick for my friend Peter after one of his horses had won:
A dashing horse-owner called White
Has never been known to get tight;
But when his nags win
He creates a huge din,
As though liquor has set him alight!
I will miss him.
- Ed – the pic is for illustration only