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a.1.Nimble; fleet.
n.1.(Zool.) The courser.
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Carson rode all of Hern's winners in the fillies' Classic and his victory on Swiftfoot in 1982 came two years after the pair combined to win the race with Shoot A Line.
Greville Starkey rode Swiftfoot at Epsom and reported that the filly had choked in running.
DICK Hern's Swiftfoot makes all under Willie Carson and stays on strongly to see off John Dunlop's Sa-Vegas (P Eddery) in the Park Hill.
He was quite literally a one-horse trainer when smart two-year-old Virginia Deer put his name on the map by winning the Group 3 Curragh Stakes on the day that Swiftfoot won the Irish Oaks for Dick Hern and Willie Carson.
DICK Hern's flying filly Swiftfoot (W Carson) lives up to her name in the Cheshire Oaks when leaving Jeremy Tree's Epithet (P Eddery) trailing in her wake with Jeremy Hindley's Club Class (B Taylor) grounded in third spot.
The daughter of influential broodmare Mitrailleuse, Volley was a half-sister to T rial By Fire - dam of top NH sire Deep Run, and to the granddams of Classic winners One In A Million, Full Dress and Swiftfoot (also by Run The Gauntlet).
The stable was again plagued intermittently by a virus during the 1980s, but Classic success still came Hern's way in the Irish Oaks with Swiftfoot in 1982 and Helen Street in 1985, the same year in which Petoski won the King George.