For The Love Of Racing

'Celebrate all the moments'

It was a momentous day for the proud owner, Deshini Harry, last Thursday when No Time Is Taken ran at Turffontein. She recently hosted an event in celebration of receiving her silks.

“It was a very special day for me because it was the very first time I got to see my jockey silks on a professional jockey in a race – what an honour it was!” says Deshini.

Desh woke up on the morning of the race feeling very nervous and excited about the day ahead, as she wanted her horse to run well.

“I was disappointed when she didn’t perform as anticipated, but I am positive that her next race will show much improvement,” adds Desh.

But her trainer Johan Janse van Vuuren has always reiterated the need for patience in this sport. And Rome wasn’t built in a day! 

National log-leading Winning Form-sponsored Keagan De Melo rode No Time Is Taken and absolutely rocked the hot pink look!

“I’m so proud of him – what a champ,” exclaims Desh.

Her silks represent following your heart and doing things with passion – “Thank you Keagan for representing these attributes,” says Desh.

Desdescribed the experience as exhilarating and rewarding and said: “it was almost like art in motion. I realized that it’s not all about winning or losing a race, there is so much more to be enjoyed, and winning is merely just a cherry on top. I am looking forward to the next run,” explains the optimistic owner.

“What made my experience phenomenal was seeing Keagan De Melo wear my silks, listening to Brandon Bailey, Lyall Cooper’s commentary and Johan being so supportive throughout my horse ownership journey. I enjoyed the parade ring moments before the race,” says Desh.

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