Blatant Lie winning at Moonee Valley 12/12/2003. Photo copyright Gary Wild.
Swishing his tail peacefully and strolling the green hills of Clonbinane, the rotund bay gelding gives off no hint of the fame and fortune that was once bestowed upon him. To those who know him in his ‘new life’, this magnificent horse is known simply as Brogan. Women fawn over him and coo over his handsome physique and debonair charm, none more so than ‘his’ person, Stacey. Together they stride confidently around the dressage ménage, converting old habits into new skills. A once confusing transition, Brogan has re-trained his brain to leave behind the very skills that brought him greatness. His world has been flipped upside down and, in a whirlwind few months, Brogan left behind his alias ‘Blatant Lie’ and has been nurtured into a new career as a riding horse.