A group of 34 supporters, seven days, one horse and a train journey to a Pink & Black Durban July dream!
For some, the heydays of horseracing seem a distant memory but one group of wild racing revellers seem committed to rolling back the clock as they prepare to board a train to their Durban July dream.
On Friday morning, next week, 34 of Captain’s Wild’s connections and fan club members, all dressed in pink and black, will be boarding a train and spending the 12 hour journey to Durban engrossed in cheering their view that this year’s Vodacom July winner will run them all wild.
Charles Savage (left), and Brad Leather (right), in Turffontein’s parade ring with David Savage (middle) and jockey Anthony Delpech. Uhm, what would their favourite colours be?
Captain’s Wild’s part-owner Charles Savage commented: “The Durban July is the pinnacle of horse racing in South Africa. We just want to make the most of every moment of having a runner in this great race and at the same time provide our friends with a taste of what a fantastic product race horse ownership should be.”
He added: “I grew up with horse racing and the Durban July was a religious pilgrimage for our family who also part owned a runner, Sword Dancer, in the 70’s, so it’s especially special to have them join me in my own Durban July dream.”
If you’re superstitious, Captain’s Wild could be your July horse.
Brad Leather, part owner, explains: “It’s all in the numbers, ‘Captain’ runs in Charles’ lucky number 5 and is now drawn to run from gate 17, which is my lucky number. In addition this horse has had a fairytale rise to prominence. He almost died from colic at age 2, but in less than a year of running rose to the top ranks of horse racing. What a story it would be if he pulls it off on the big day. If like us you fancy his chances then why not get dressed in pink and black and join us for the after party!”
Captain’s Wild is trading around 66-1 with most leading bookmakers.
To share the owners’ passion and lend your support, go to www.captainswild.com
Headline photo: Captain’s Wild photographed during his ‘July’ gallop. (Gold Circle).
Runner comments, Scottsville and Turffontein