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                    Riverside Boy

Riverside was another star for Pond House in the 90’s.  He was a 1983 born chestnut gelding by the sire Funny Man and his dam was Tamorina.  His first appearance on a racecourse was at Cheltenham in April 1988 in a Bumper where he finished second of 23 runners, keeping on at the finish to be only beaten 1.5 lengths. He suffered a tendon injury after this and was not seen back on the racecourse until he was an eight year old in 1991.

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                       Far Cry

Far Cry was a 1995 born bay gelding by Pharly out of a mare called Darabaka.  He started out his career on the flat for Sir Mark Prescott as a three year old and had a very similar profile to a lot of his horses when they first start there racing.  Unplaced on his first four starts on the flat he improved for a step up in trip and won his first race over 1m4f at Southwell in November 1998.

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                Rushing Wild (right)
      Picture Courtesy of Bernard Parkin

Rushing Wild was a 1985 born bay gelding by Rushmere out of a dam called Lady Em II.  He started his career relatively late on in life and unfortunately it was tragically cut short when he was fatally injured in the Irish Grand National in 1993 but he was high class.  He began his career as a six year old in British point to points in 1991 in the care of Richard Barber and was ridden by J Farthing.

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                  Beau Ranger

Beau Ranger is another golden oldie who had a remarkable career back in the 1980’s.  A 1978 born, handsome chestnut with a big white blaze, he was the son of Beau Chapeau out of mare called Sand Martin.  He won two National Hunt flat races for P Hogan in Ireland and came over to England for a career with J Thorne in 1982.

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                   Celestial Gold
        Photo Courtesy of Ed Whittaker

Back to more recent times but another fantastic horse for Pond house who ran in the blue and green colours of David Johnson.  Celestial Gold was a 1998 born brown gelding by Persian Mews and his dam was What A Queen.  He had one run in an Irish point to point and finished second at Dromahane with J T McNamara on board in April 2002.

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                   Celestial Gold
        Photo Courtesy of Ed Whittaker

Back to more recent times but another fantastic horse for Pond house who ran in the blue and green colours of David Johnson.  Celestial Gold was a 1998 born brown gelding by Persian Mews and his dam was What A Queen.  He had one run in an Irish point to point and finished second at Dromahane with J T McNamara on board in April 2002.

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                Voyage Sans Retour

I have to confess that today’s horse is not one I had really heard of but was asked to write about by regular reader John Wallage.  Voyage Sans Retour - a journey without return.  Although not perhaps a household name he had some high class form and boasted a very good wins to runs ratio.  He was a 1985 born chestnut son of Le Naine Jaune and his dam was called Mativa.  He was French bred and began his career on the flat in France, trained by H A Pantall.  He had two educational runs as a two year old and got his first win on his first start as a three year old at Challans in April 1988.

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