Mike Moon
Horse racing correspondent
3 minute read
23 Jun 2020
2:52 pm

Belgarion bleeping strongly on Durban July radar

Mike Moon

Justin Snaith's promising four-year-old will start the big race as a winner of six of eight starts, included graded races.

Justin Snaith. Picture: Supplied

It is often said that the key to training winning racehorses lies away from the training track: in the feed storeroom. What you put in is what you get out, to purloin a techie term. Another room in the stable complex is often under-estimated: the admin office. Trainers spend a good part of their days behind a desk and a computer screen – sometimes playing games, true, but also plotting their horses’ futures. Many a champion horse has risen past equally-talented rivals due to astute choices made by a man or woman scrutinising fixture lists and entries. Justin Snaith didn’t...