Dubai Millennium (GB)

Moments of Wonder

Since the turn of the millennium, European racing has supplied several "wow" moments and every individual has their favourite. After some agonising I have selected, in my opinion, what I see as the top 10. There have been some big ones left out, so apologies to begin with. Frankel (GB) is in there four times, for which I make no apology, as it could have been seven or eight. Here are my elite in chronological order: Dubai Millennium, 2000 G1 Prince of Wales's S. Following his astonishing Dubai World Cup...

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I Remember 1999

In the hallway of my house, there is a mirror and on it are the words "If things seem dark, focus on the brightest stars." For me, illumination generally takes the form of memories, recalled as sunlit spells on the grasses of Europe, prepared for the sake of racing horses. Everyone has their tonic and mine involves conjuring up moments of personal joy and celebration of this particular sport. It just seems that, looking back, the final year of the last century holds more of those than others. When I...

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