Pomp’s Heversham Pension Joy

Life's a beach for former Snaith star

The Justin Snaith-trained Pomp And Power, a top notch Gr1 winner at his best was retired to Advocate Nigel Riley and his wife Kat’s Heversham Park by his owners midway through 2023, and has reportedly settled down beautifully on the farm after being uncertain of his new surroundings for several weeks.

Pomp and Power with Pooh Bear (26) and Sylvester, who is 14 years old (Pic – Supplied)

Kat Riley said that Pomp And Power was initially wound up when he was in his own paddock.

“So to get him to calm down we put him in the pony camp. He now has three ‘best friends’ in my daughter Elektra’s ponies from whom he has become inseparable. He is a different horse now, really calm and happy!”

Pomp And Power, who raced for Cape Racing Chairman Greg Bortz, Etienne Braun & Marsh Shirtliff’s Greenacres Trust won five races, including the Gr1 Cape Derby, and finished second in the Daily News and third in the Cape Met.

He was bred by Maine Chance Farms and is a son of their champion Vercingetorix out of the Candy Stripes mare, Peru.

The magnificent Heversham Park is located in the scenic unspoilt Daleside Valley, just south of Johannesburg, and is overlooked by the majestic Paardekop.


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