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Sep 16, 2019

Gatting Victory Was Certainly Impressive

Gatting powers home to win the Group One Makybe Diva Stakes (Racing Photos)   They called it the ball of the century. Old Trafford, 4 June 1993: Shane Warne’s very first ball against England and he clean bowls Mike Gatting around his legs. The look on Gatting’s face as he trudged off said it all. Fast forward a quarter of a century to Flemington last Saturday and there were quite a few astonished looks too when the rank outsider, Gatting, lowered the boom on exciting Tassie galloper, Mystic Journey, by capturing the Group One Makybe Diva Stakes over 1600m. It might not have been the greatest boilover of this century, but Gatting – sent out a $101 pick – was not expected to trouble the scorers. Yet as Gatting hit the front at the 200m… Read more

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