Just Plain Confused?

“The Thoroughbred exists not because its selection has depended on experts, technicians or zoologists but one piece of wood: the winning post of the Derby” – Quote from Frederico Tesio.

BUT the Mashonaland Turf Club knows better than famed Italian Breeder, Frederico Tesio.

Not only have they abandoned this signature race, third and final 2400m leg of our Triple Crown, but they have defied their own rules by replacing it with the TOTE QUICK MIX MAIDEN PLATE over 1700m!

Six horses were nominated for the Derby – surely this would have been a better conclusion to our Triple Crown, than an eight horse maiden? I have reflected on this decision for a week now but I remain confused !

As Zimbabwe’s Champion trainer for the past 8 years and a staunch supporter of the industry for thirty years, can someone please tell me: Am I naive or just plain stupid?

Lisa Harris
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