Monday, August 03, 2009

Black Snowflake


The Winchester sky was thick with black clouds on Friday morning, inspiring me to choose an autumnal brown outfit for Glorious Goodwood. What an error, for Goodwood lived up to its description: hot sunshine and all the favourites came in! The most striking horse was the Godolphin owned Black Snowflake. They had paid $370,000 for the animal and clearly need many victories to recoup their investment. Sure enough, Frankie Dettori had a winning ride.

5 Comments:

Blogger kinglear said...

Ah yes, how innocent you are WW. The prize winnings are mostly to cover the cost of brew-ups for the stable lads. The REAL money is - if BS wins a few - in the stud fees. Even a relatively modest runner can earn £100,000 per "cover".
I would do it for a lot less....BTW I'm delighted you use office hours to blog...

10:31 am  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

That is the point though, KL - he needs to win a few. No time at home to blog...

7:50 am  
Blogger kinglear said...

Ha! It's all that gourmet cooking...

12:04 pm  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

Too true, KL...

8:28 am  
Blogger Welshcakes Limoncello said...

What a lovely name for a horse.

9:24 pm  

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