Sport of Kings

Ru­pert Walker

Hong Kong Tatler - - Life -

ev­eral years ago I owned a stake in a race­horse. Part of a syn­di­cate of naive City boys, I thought we were in­vest­ing in a fu­ture Chel­tenham Gold Cup win­ner, but in­stead ended up burning cash sup­port­ing a stum­bling don­key. Its glibtongued Ir­ish trainer al­ways had plau­si­ble ex­cuses for the nag’s poor per­for­mance: it was wrongly hand­i­capped or pre­ferred soft

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