Gary and I met in the late 1990’s when we played a four ball at Loch Lomond. We had great fun going around the course, sharing stories of all the ups and downs that go with living life to the full and we found that we had very similar experiences.
We discovered that we both had a passion for horses and over dinner we discussed our favourite stallions and which ones would be most capable of producing group and listed race progeny. I won’t bore you with all the horse breeding chit chat but suffice to say, I couldn’t believe Gary’s amazing knowledge and understanding of the industry. It is quite remarkable when you take into account that he has spent most of his adult life on planes, trains and automobiles circumnavigating the globe whilst competing in top level golf tournaments. During our conversation about producing winners for the Derby, Melbourne Cup, Breeders Cup etc, we made a plan to join forces and breed ourselves some champions. We have since bred lots of nice horses.
My wife June and I have become close friends with Gary and Vivienne and whenever we are down in South Africa, we make a point of going to see them on the farm. Gary and Vivienne are frequent visitors to our golf resort at Archerfield in East Lothian. Gary has kindly brought his tournament over which has been a great success and a great privilege for Archerfield to host.
In my travels, I have met many people from all walks of life but I can honestly say that June and I feel blessed to have met Gary and Vivienne.
Have a great birthday Gary.
Kevin & June Doyle