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Mary Ann Bernal: The Wizard of Notts Recommends: Dubai Duty Free saddles up for annual Shergar Cup racing event 10 August 2013

Mary Ann Bernal: The Wizard of Notts Update: Novellist wins the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Zenyatta & Mike Smith... true love

Muscat is one of the most famous Arabian stallions that has ever lived. He is the 4th leading producer of Arabians all-time, and is considered the leading progenitor of the Naseem sire line. Muscat was the first stallion ever to be named US National Champion, Canadian National Champion and Scottsdale Champion all in the same year!

South African champion stallion and South African champion racehorse, Jet Master, is a legend of South African horse racing. Purchased for only R15,000 as a weanling, Jet Master, went onto win 17 of 24 races in his racing career. Jet Master, as a stallion, produced progeny such as Pocket Power, River Jetez, J J the Jet Plane and many others, that would become champion racehorses in South Africa and abroad. He tragically died at the age of 18 years old, contracting the rare West Nile virus.

The Aga Khan's Ervedya ran down favorite Found with thrilling acceleration and edged past late to win the Coronation Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot in England.

The disappearance of Shergar

Shergar - Kidnapped in Ireland in February 1983, just before his second stud season. Shergar was abducted by an IRA unit who killed him a few days later.