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.
Swiftfoot, who had won the Cheshire Oaks, came to the Curragh off a poor run in the Oaks at Epsom where she finished last of 13 behind Time Charter.
Stamina was Swiftfoot's forte and Carson put it to good use, making all the running and bringing his mount home three lengths clear of Prince's Polly with Rosananti, who had won the Italian Guineas, another three lengths adrift in third.
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.
I surmise, I imagine, that Homer thinks of swiftfooted
, swift-fated Achilles as the being who makes possible the poetry that makes the full world visible.
The `gods' swiftfooted
Harms' (1104) recall Hesiod's Curse which `runs along with crooked judgments' (Works 219).
[GREEK TEXT OMITTED] around swiftfooted
Achilles the Myrmidons mourned, lamenting Patroclus.