A Whiter Shade of Pale

ROBYN LOUW: Mike and Tanya McHardy of Rathmor Stud were presented with an Equus award for Exceptional International Achievement for their wonderful filly, Gypsy’s Warning. And it seems they’ve got another superstar on their hands!

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Secretariat – a runaway winner

There have been some excellent horse racing movies over the past 30 years, most notably the Australian, Simon Wincer’s take on “Phar Lap” (1983), which was glorious in its widescreen version but which lost much in translation to a TV format. Who can ever forget that shot of Phar lap being paraded before the Melbourne Cup, in a shimmering, tasseled, red satin blanket, asks Jimmy Lithgow.

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