Blossoming in Ascot’s broodmare barn
Former IRC runner Peanut Butter (Philanthropist, left on photo), part-owned by Laura de Haast. has retired to Ashleigh and Rose Parker’s Ascot Stud near Port Elizabeth. Joining her recently was Whiskey Cavalier (Captain Of All, front), another IRC filly part-owned by Laura. Whiskey Cavalier was badly injured, almost died in the PE riots at Fairview in 2020. ‘Whiskey’ could hardly walk after an incident in which she obtained deep cuts to her shoulder with serious nerve damage. She was nursed patiently back to good physical and mental health by Tanya Radke and her team at Blue Steel Equestrian.
Mike de Haast reported: “Both fillies are in the breeding shed. Whiskey Cavalier, for those who don’t know, is out of a full-sister to erstwhile star mare Mother Russia. They look fabulous, the pair. Whiskey has fully recovered. She is the boss of the paddock, the matriarch of the bunch. She gallops around merrily.”
At the IRC we pride ourselves on aftercare. We don’t desert any of our runners in retirement. -IRC.