Bernie pic

Bernie pic

Friday, 6 July 2012

Je m'apelle a winner babe

Our best bet for Australia today is Glaneuse, a 6-year-old gelding by Blevic out of the mare Qu'Appelle.

Qu'Appelle. is French for What’s your Name  and is also the name of a Canadian village.

French artist Jean-Fran├žois Millet (October 4, 1814 – January 20, 1875) painted the famous Les Glaneuses or The Gleaners oil-on-canvas in 1857.

Les Galneuses
Glaneuses were women who collected fruit or vegetables left on the ground during harvesting,

In Millet’s painting the women are collecting corn.

Today we can eat corn or cake or caviare or whatever we like. Today’s the day we take the bookies to the gleaners.

On a sadder note, South Australian sire Blevic died this week, aged 20.

Blevic never sired a champion horse but, In his sixteen seasons he served 1218 mares with his fertility rate more than 90 per cent. He obviously had a bit of fun.

He is the sire of 331 winners including stakes performers Moudre,, Shewan, Exalted Ego, Under The Bridge and Exalted Lad.

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