Posted by Tania Kindersley.
After this morning's crazed post, I have to give you the news.
I thought it would be: ah, the old fella could not quite do it. Not at eleven; not after that gruelling race at Haydock; not against the brilliant young pretender. I thought I would be out in the air, with The Pigeon, rationalising defeat in my sad mind.
Instead, I can tell you:
HE DID IT.
The old king is still the king.
I am not at all ashamed to report that I am still crying. I was a fairy tale after all. It really came true.
No horse has ever won five King Georges. FIVE.
I shall tell you the story of the race when I have gathered my wits. By the state of the wits, that may be sometime next week.
I have seen a lot of great races in my time. I think, I think, that this was the best thing I ever saw in racing.
I wish my dad had been here to see it too.