Miracle horse, progeny for sale
IF THERE is a horse story that borders on a miracle, then the tale of Don't Blush Now is it.
In October 2011, the Daily News caught up with Neville and Brenda Black who had purchased the thoroughbred mare, believed to be barren, from a Warwick clearance sale.
But, the then-11-year-old horse defied all odds and fell pregnant with the foal of the Blacks' prized stallion Romeo of Boyland.
Just over a year later, Don't Blush Now is in foal again and the equine family of four are now up for sale and Mr Black said he was eager to find a good owner for the horses.
"Romeo is such a quiet, gorgeous horse; he'd be great for someone just starting out in the breeding game," Mr Black said.
"He hasn't got a vicious bone in his body."
He said the horses came from esteemed lines, with the stallion sharing blood with Melbourne Cup winners such as Sir Tristram.
Romeo of Boyland is 17 years old, Don't Blush Now is 13 years old and not far off giving birth, and the colt is 13 months.
Mr Black said he was willing to sell the horses individually or all together.
They couple are moving into Regency Park and cannot continue to accommodate the horses.
If you'd like to make an offer, phone the Blacks on 4661 4576.