Mike Moon
Horse racing correspondent
4 minute read
30 Jun 2020
5:31 pm

Halfway To Heaven is halfway to sainthood

Mike Moon

There were so many stunning performances at the “super” weekend of 20 graded races that it’s hard to pick a stand-out, but the real star was probably Halfway To Heaven, who wasn't even racing this weekend.

Hawwaam is one ofthe contenders for horse of the year. Picture: JC Photographics

Was it Hawwaam’s ridiculously easy win in his last race in South Africa? Or was it Summer Pudding’s eye-popping performance in the Woolavington? Or Rainbow Bridge or Got The Greenlight in their flawless Durban July prep run victories? There were so many stunning performances at the “super” weekend of 20 graded races that it’s hard to pick a stand-out. But perhaps the true star of the action was a horse that wasn’t even at the races. Halfway To Heaven was happily munching grass in a paddock in Picketberg on the West Coast as her legend was being burnished thousands of...