European Horse of the Year 1981, Shergar, has been spotted in Donegal by a Donegal journalist.
The journalist, who wishes to remain anonymous, got a tip-off from his Aunty, who recalled the time that the famous bay colt with the distinctive white blaze spent an Easter in Donegal in 1982, on a short break after winning the 1981 Epsom Derby by a record 10 lengths (the longest winning margin in the race’s 226 year history).
The international racing media are on their way to Donegal to investigate these revelations that the well-known and beloved Shergar has a random Donegal connection.
“It’s a great day for the people of Donegal that yet again, the misfortune and heartache of others is being used to highlight the fact that the county is such a well-known spot for tourists and random visits,” said Mickí Leech, head of Donegal Tourism/Donegal Union of Journalists.
We can’t and won’t confirm these rumours, but our roving reporter, Klark Parker, could have sworn he saw Black Beauty, Mr. Ed, Desert Orchid, the horse from Rent-a-Ghost, and the Horses of Follyfoot Farm hanging out in the Diamond in Donegal Town eating ice-cream the other day.