Fergus makes return to the sport of kings
Property tycoon Fergus Wilson has bought two race horses from France.
The former maths teacher and professional boxer has purchased the thoroughbreds to compete in next year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup and Grand National.
The 17-hand pur-sang anglais horses are named Kalmonto and Dasaint and their purchase comes as the magnate announced if he is successful in next year’s police and crime commissioner elections, he will buy two 18-hand police horses to visit primary schools around the county.
The millionaire from Boughton Monchelsea, who together with his wife Judith owns hundreds of rented houses in the Ashford area, will add the pair to five-year-old Northern Bay, which he bought for £7,000 last year.
Before last year’s acquisition, Mr Wilson had bowed out of the racing world nine years ago after his colt Maidstone Mixture, described as “the worst racehorse in Derby history”, came last in the Epsom Derby with bookies having rated its chances at 1,000-1.
Judith Wilson with Maidstone Mixture, which was once called the worst racehorse in Derby history