Monthly Archives: February 2020

The Minstrel continued: panning for gold

Following the lengthy van ride, the son of Fleur and Northern Dancer and the other Windfields youngsters had settled into their stalls in the stable area just north of the Keeneland Sales Pavilion. Among the prospective buyers wandering up and … Continue reading

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The Minstrel: the golden colt shows his true grit

At the moment I am in the final stages of my latest book, Secret Life of Horses, born of my 12 year tenure as rider-in-residence at Windfields Farm estate, home of Eddie EP and Winifred Taylor. (Windfields also home to Northern … Continue reading

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The Minstrel: the golden colt goes rogue

Had it not been for The Minstrel the world of the Thoroughbred would be a very different place.  Yet, none of this might have happened because, the night before he was to be shipped to the Kentucky sales, he went rogue. … Continue reading

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The Minstrel: crisis

When considering horse racing and the challenges at this time, particularly in North America, I marvel at those important turning points in history.  While it may not have been considered momentous in the moment, the number of these turning points in … Continue reading

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The Minstrel: equine version of Midas

Page 150 Rivers of Gold: “In the theatre of the Thoroughbred The Minstrel deserves top-billing.  Where Nijinsky set the stage, The Minstrel put the show on the road. The equine version of Midas, The Minstrel fueled the illusion their sire, Northern … Continue reading

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