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One-day owner loved his experience at Greyville!

Parade-ring photo: Jody Fabre is the smiling one-day owner in the middle.
Parade-ring photo: Jody Fabre is the smiling one-day owner in the middle.

JODY Fabre from Durban, who won Green Street Bloodstock’s first “GSB Owner for a Day” competition, was treated to a day at Greyville as part-owner of Barbarella Nights on Wednesday.

GSB’s Ashley de Klerk snapped the photo in the parade ring before Race 3 over 1000m and it captured the atmosphere nicely as Jody got to meet trainer Gavin van Zyl and jockey Bernard Fayd’Herbe with Justin Vermaak in attendance.

Barbarella Nights ran a game race, coming to the front with what looked like a winning run, 250m out, but was challenged and headed by Philosopher with 50m to run, finishing second.

Said Jody: “I shouted hard and I truly felt like an owner, which was amazing. I enjoyed meeting Gavin and Bernard and saw things from a different perspective, from the other side of the fence so to speak.

“Thanks to the Green Street team for a memorable day. I actually am interested in getting involved now, I’d like to discuss the nitty-gritties with Justin.”