One in a million

Marcus make Model million

8 Aug 1987
1987 Gr1 Champion Stakes

  While frequently attracting a small field, run as it is towards the latter part of the busy Natal winter season, the Grade 1 Champion Stakes over 2000m at Greyville has always been a race of considerable significance. In recent years it has served to confirm a horse’s status, as it did with Prince Florimund, […]

Natal Administrator’s Champion Stakes / Schweppes R250 000 Challenge

13 Jun 1987
1987 Gr1 Schweppes Natal Administrators Champions Challenge - MODEL MAN - lead in

  The Schweppes R250 000 Challenge “One sparkling performance after another from Schh? you know who”, so says the ad for that popular mixer.  It could now well be read “Hmmm? Marcus and mighty Model Man” following the pair’s magnificent performance in the R250 000 Gr1 Schweppes Challenge over 1600m at Clairwood Park mid-June. The copy writers […]

J&B Metropolitan Stakes

18 Apr 1987

The 1987 J&B Metropolitan Stakes was the most unusual in the ten years it has been sponsored by Justerini and Brooks, and also the most successful.  It went with a sing from the moment it was announced that the race had been put forward to April because of the equine flu. Prophets of doom feared […]

Justice At Last

Confident Marcus steers Model Man to victory

26 Jul 1986
1986 Mainstay 1800 web

The annual July revenge-race gives the connections of Model Man reason to smile.
Millard, for once, comes second.

Oh Man!

Model Man outsprints the opposition in Barclay sponsored Hawaii Stakes

2 Dec 1986
1986 Gr1 Barclays National Hawaii Stakes web

Following a 72-hour postponement because of rain, Jungle Rock and Enchanted Garden doddle at the head of affairs in a slow run race, setting things up perfectly for Model Man’s turn of foot.
The son of Elliodor comes home by an amazing five lengths.

Battle Of Giants

Great horses, great jockeys, great race

7 Jun 1986
Potomac 1986 Gr1 SA Two Thousand finish

In one of the best races of the season, Potomac digs deep to beat Model Man on the line.