Lord Miros and other animals

Tuesday, November 01, 2005


How fitting that today's Racing Post front page was a terrifying close-up of Henrietta Knight looking like the Angel of Death, with the headline: "Even Henrietta won't want to miss this one." Well, I bet she wishes she had, as old Best Mate keeled over and died right in the middle of his glorious comeback. What a romantic sport!

Still, his death was not entirely in vain. At least Lord Miros got a few quid laying him in the place market. Dying was a bit extreme mind you, but it works for me. I'll take it any way I can get it.

So here's to you Best Mate me old salt. You couldn't have chosen a better time to shuffle off your mortal coil. Now off to the glue factory with you.

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At 10:34 AM, Blogger Andy_Ward said...

I'm starting to warm to the Betfair forum. Post on there today "Best Mate RIP". First response read simply "Onions and sauce with that please".


At 12:30 AM, Blogger uncle monty said...


The horse was a legend. You could have at least let him get cold before ripping the piss guys.

Did you hear about the layers taking the unmatched money for the Gold Cup after he'd died?

It was a privilege to see him win his Gold Cups. What with Persian Punch succumbing the same way last year, two of my equine heroes are no more.

(Not so) happy days.


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