Monthly Archives: August 2017

horses, heroics and memories of Windfields

As rider-in-residence on the Windfields estate, my main responsibility was keeping the riding horses schooled and to accompany Eddie Taylor whenever he wished  to go for a good gallop. In the early days of Windfields, he rode almost daily.  Often … Continue reading

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memories of Windfields

Windfields Farm was not only home to equine royalty, but, on occasion, members of the Royal Family.   The most memorable Royal visit, for me at least, was HRH Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.  Among her staff was the Queen’s Piper … Continue reading

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horses, heroics and memories of Windfields part 6

Back when Val d’Argent became a permanent fixture in our lives I was writing for Gallop, the popular weekly Japanese horse racing and breeding magazine with a million-plus readers.  My series, titled Supreme, focused on stories of prominent racehorses and … Continue reading

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horses, heroics and memories of Windfields part 5

How is it that in 2017 Northern Dancer appears in the family tree of every Thoroughbred in the winners’ circle of the world’s most important horse races? One reason relates to a preponderance of nervous energy.  A small horse with … Continue reading

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