One of the many facilities Racing And Sports provides for all users is the ability to access "audio" content. Because of our significant domestic and international presence at the race track and of it, not only are we delivering extensive racing information and technology along with form content, you can avail yourself of a substantial amount of interviews conducted by the Racing And Sports team.

They include discussions with Jockeys, Trainers and Owners through the week, Post-Race interviews, Press conferences at major meetings and also Race Day Previews from our racing staff. All these emanate from racing right around the world.

Forum - Part of the Shannon Story

Part of the Shannon Story

Order by Date Ascending

 RacePost -- Any Racing topic goes
Page 1 of 1

Original Blog Post:

Not sure whether I'm allowed to do this.But it's all in the name of promoting racing.

It began on 15 February 1938,a little after sunrise and a little off the Australian coast.Two English Stallions,one bay,the other chestnut,stood in the deep straw of their makeshift stables,clumsy canvas concoctions on the deck of the steamship(Port Auckland).Six weeks at sea,tilting on the skin of the oceans,leaning away from Europe plunging towards war,the horses were restless.But that day the(Port Auckland)slowed to a tired chug,inched into Sydney Harbour.It steamed under the Bridge to Glebe Island,shuddered to Wharf 3,then dropped her moorings and was still.
Crew hurried across the decks,hollering in coarse Cockney accents dry with sea salt.Down on the wharf, a battalion of trucks and hoists waited.The stallions,wide eyed,hot and sweating,were swung over the side onto Australian shores.It was a tick past 8a.m.
No one ,early on that Tuesday morning in 1938 knew the significance of the horses'arrival.They were just imports,two o hundreds that year that scurried away from a burgeoning war.Only later,so many years later,would it be understood.
The horses were Midstream,sire of Shannon,and Emborough,sire of Bernborough.

This was from page 3 "SHANNON" author Jessica Owers.

What a fantastic read about a great horse.


Author: Pot8os
Subject: Part of the Shannon Story

Time: 18/4/2017 7:04:49 PM
Post a replyPost a reply to this message.

Page 1 of 1

Racing and Sports now moderates the Talkback forum to ensure posting guidelines are adhered to.
The views expressed on Talkback are those of the writer and not necessarily those of Racing and Sports. You must be a registered user to write postings or send messages to other users. Click here to register.