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It was the very best of times. As fate had it, my brief tenure at the helm of Canadian Thoroughbred spanned the exploits of the two most outstanding horses in the past half century: Nijinsky and Secretariat. I descend from a colourful line of Irish horse traders and storytellers and I know my fore-bearers laughed with glee at my good fortune. I was introduced to Nijinsky when he was a yearling. I distinctly recall Harry Green, Windfields legendary stallion manager, saying 'now here is one I think you will like.' He was right. In my life I had never seen a more beautiful horse. An equine aristocrat, he was tall, elegant with a high head carriage and a heart-shaped star emblazoned mid-centre of his large intelligent eyes. I was totally smitten. Seems I still am. Nijinsky is the soul of my latest book The Horse and The Tiger. I settled into the office of editor of…

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