The inclement weather (that’s putting it mildly) which struck Melbourne on the weekend not only played havoc with the Group One racecard at Flemington … it also caused the postponement of Living Legends’ Family Day at Woodlands on Sunday.
The day was all set up to introduce the two latest arrivals to Living Legends – Takeover Target and Apache Cat – but fear of further thunderstorms and possibility of injury to residents and fans, necessitated the delay.
This is certainly a bumper year for Living Legends with Takeover Target (below) and Apache Cat two of the most popular racehorses to grace Australian tracks in recent years.
Apache Cat won eight Group Ones – including two William Reids – while Takeover Target won acclaim on both sides of the equator with his 21 victories achieved in Australia, Japan, Singapore and England.
Along the way he has dragged his Queanbeyan taxi driving trainer from relative obscurity, had a book written about him and is about to be the subject of a Hollywood movie.
Fortunately for disappointed fans, the Family Day will now be held on Sunday 28 March according to Living Legends’ Facebook page.
A great opportunity to get up close and personal to two genuine champions of the turf.
Photos courtesy of Living Legends