According to Barry Hearn, the subjectivist triumph was “one of the finest days of my life.”
Subjectivist’s victory in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot was regarded by sports promoter Barry Hearn as “one of the best days of my life.”
Hearn, who is credited with revolutionizing darts and snooker and is the founder of Matchroom Sport, went on the course with his wife, Susan, who is the brains behind Mascalls Stud, which bred the Mark Johnston-trained winner.
“Sometimes dreams do come true!!!” he tweeted. The Ascot Gold Cup is won by Subjectivist. Without a question, it was one of the most memorable days of my life. Susan, my wife, bred the horse at her Mascalls Stud, and I am quite proud of her. Thanks to Mark Johnston and everyone who helped, it was an unforgettable day.”
Hearn told ITV Racing: “It took 40 years to become an instant success!
“The amount of effort that goes on behind the scenes that others don’t see, such as staying up late at night, getting up early in the morning, having a disaster here and there but sticking to the job, and saying you love the business and the horses I breed.
“She has the mare Reckoning, who keeps producing winners, Sir Ron (Priestley) runs on Saturday (in the Hardwicke), Alba Rose is coming out soon, and Mark Johnston has a two-year-old – I’m really proud of her.
“It’s a difficult game to play, but days like today make it worthwhile.”
Susan Hearn explained, “It’s commonly referred to as Barry Hearn’s stud, but I’m the one who does all the effort!” This is incredible, and I still can’t believe what I’m seeing.”