In Part 1 Suman talks about the shattering disappointment of losing two promising European imports to injury. He updates the progress of Django Freeman and Schabau and looks to the future with both horses.
Suman recalls his days at school and a stint at University, but much prefers to talk about his early visits to the Inglis Yearling sales.
He takes us through his chance meeting with businessman Sheriff Iskander - a meeting destined to shape his destiny.
Suman reflects on his time as racing manager, John O’Shea and the lessons he learned from the successful trainer.
He takes us back to the fateful day when he spent every last dollar to buy a broodmare called Myrrh in foal to Testa Rossa. He sold that yearling for $260,000 and then proceeded to breed a Doncaster winner from his prized mare. Suman was on his way.
Suman tells the story of his involvement with Written Tycoon a stallion destined for much bigger things.
(Banner image - Suman’ s second European import Django Freeman wins the Bavarian Classic in Germany. This jockey takes the toe in style to a new level.)