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Flashmans Papers, photographed by John Chun, fell far from his Royal Ascot days when he was purchased over Christmas by some well-meaning Thoroughbred advocates.

Royal Ascot runner snapped up for low tag

Flashmans Papers had fallen so far from his glory days running at Royal Ascot that he was now prepping to run for a $3,500 tag at Beulah Park. But it was close to Christmas and Clarence the Angel must have been looking out for him. For, before the impressively built stallion set foot on Beulah Park, a trio of Thoroughbred advocates worked quickly and efficiently to negotiate with racetrack personnel and the racehorse’s last owner to retire the deserving animal. “The fact that this horse was born in Great Britain and is the son of one of the most famous […]