…visiting the stable and friends we used to drink in the Malt Shove where all the jockeys and trainers used to drink this is where I met a great friend of mine Oliver Taggart who owned the pub. One day he introduced me to a trainer called Stan Moore, a few weeks later I had bought my first horse and Stan trained this for me, he was called Hold The Bucks he was a real tough horse who earned his name as he was always bucking and kicking. He ran 33 times for us winning 5 times and placed 9 times over 3 years then he was sold to go jumping where he also won a few times.
It took me a couple of years to build up the courage to go to the sales and buy my own horses and the first horse I purchased was a footstepinthesands colt who we called Sonoran Sands he only won 3 races but was rated 97, he took us to Meydan and he was out there for 3 months entered in all the big races and came 4th in a listed race he collected some nice prize money as well.
We also had Señor Sassi and a horse called Mnarani who was in the same race when Exceed the Wildman won above ,We had a share in other horses Officer in Command and Fullback, Fullback was a nice horse who was rated 93 and gave us the opportunity to go to Nad Al Sheba with him. Officer in Command was rated 82 and he won plenty of times too.