It was a late scratching because they couldnt get it onto the track. I won eight races with him and won ,000 and I sold him for ,000. One day he said to me, because you did the right thing in buying that mare (Ryal Robyn,) you can get a foal out of her.In those days my salary was ,000 per year so it set me up for life really. There was a yearling sale in Invercargill in those days and he said to me could I sort out a yearling that could make a broodmare one day. As soon as I saw Ryal Robyn I said this is the one. So I went to Son Of Afella and got a filly foal (named Robyns Treasure).It wasn’t until a second battle to take el-Alamein in Egypt went against him that the “invincible” general was finally called home back to Europe.
Rommel told his wife and son what had transpired, and that he had chosen to take the cyanide capsules the generals had provided.
You cant help but be impressed by the detailed thought thats gone into the establishment, for example the design of the box doors and gates which allow the transfer of mares and foals to happen easily and safely.
The foaling box is 6 metres square while the other two boxes are 5x4.5 metres. The Jones are only breeding from Dolly Mc D - a 12 year old Mach Three mare.
Although a novice as far as mechanized forces were concerned, he soon mastered the advantages and proved his leadership abilities again in the German offensive against the French channel coast in May.
In early 1941, Rommel was given control of the troops sent to North Africa to aid Germany’s ailing ally, Italy, in maintaining its position in Libya.