To Swift Go The Spoils

Swift Thoroughbreds had an outstanding year in 2016 capped off by eight B.C. awards — including owners of the year — thanks to the prowess of Snuggles, Modern, Rosberg and Daymaker. The final photograph taken at the British Columbia thoroughbred awards in November 2016 summed up what a year it had been for the group of friends who call their stable, fittingly, Swift Thoroughbreds. Boyhood chums Horatio Kemeny and Mark Maché and their wives Jackie and Naudia juggled six very large trophies for the photographer, and walked away with eight awards on the night. Four were won by their homebred filly Snuggles, the province’s Horse of the Year and Champion Three-year-Old Filly in both the open and B.C.-bred divisions. “It’s a great recognition for all the hard work we put into it,” said Kemeny, who got the horse-racing bug from Maché and his grandmother when they were kids. The success…

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