A blast from the past
This one will touch a few heart strings. Steve Hart located this lovely picture of the late John Marshall with one of his all time favourites, Campaign King.
Image courtesy Steve Hart – John Marshall with Campaign King
John rode Campaign King fourteen times for eight wins. Together they won four Gr 1’s, a Gr 2 and three races at Gr 3 level. Their wins at the elite level were the 1987 George Main Stakes, 1988 George Ryder, 1988 Rothmans $100,000 and the 1988 Elders (Stradbroke).
Campaign King’s complete record was 56 starts for 23 wins, 5 seconds, 2 thirds for more than $1.8 million dollars. Sadly he was all but infertile at stud but did manage to get a mare called Chilla Magic in foal. The resultant foal raced under the name of Campaign’s Magic and won ten races around the Riverina.
John Marshall died last year aged 60 after a short battle with cancer.
Source: John Tap Racing | November 2019