Over the centuries that man has been racing horses, there have been many special ones along the way. Each had some special quality that marked them out as different, a cut above the rest and it’s a quality that transcends time, borders and continents. These are horses that change lives and re-set the course of destiny. These are the magic horses.
When Rachel Venniker flashed past the post to win Saudi Arabia’s US$400,000 (R7,63m) Invest Saudi International Jockeys Challenge Stakes last Friday, she created a number of historic firsts
With 21 less yearlings sold at the same sale last year, the aggregate on Sunday was up from R26 015 000 in 2023 to R27 085 000, with the average tag stepping up 20% to R206 756, and the median jumping 38% to R180 000