THE young foal in this photo is none other than Grey’s Inn colt Forries Waltz, just a few days old and alongside his dam, Rose Of Tralee in the paddock at Rennie Price’s Wicklow Stud.
Now three years old and unbeaten in South Africa, Forries Waltz has settled down at Mike de Kock’s stables in Dubai. He arrived in the UAE a few weeks ago with several other former South African-based runners and Mike reports that they’re all well and being prepared for the 2015 Dubai International Racing Carnival.
He said about Forries Waltz: “He’s a promising horse and with racing back on dirt in Dubai we’ll be hoping he acts on the surface. He is from a Rich Man’s Gold mare which gives us confidence as his offspring generally perform well on sand.”
Mike will be jetting off to Dubai on Wednesday as preparation for the Carnival starts in earnest.
Here is an alphabetical list of Mike’s Dubai Carnival string for the 2015 season:
Flying The Flag
Fountain Of Youth