2001 – Shergar and Walter Swinburn

2001 Shergar and Walter Swinburn by William Newton

The 20th anniversary of Shergar’s scintillating ten-length’s Derby triumph was celebrated by recapturing teenage jockey Walter Swinburn’s glance over his right shoulder, just inside the final furlong.  At this point, having shot clear, Walter could not believe just how easy it was for the pair to win the Derby!

Twenty months later, Shergar was stolen from Ballymany Stud – a mystery that remains unsolved.

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