Most of us have a dream in life and if we are lucky, we get the opportunity to realise it. That will be the case for Colin Peach from the Teeside Support Group.
Colin has always wanted to own a racehorse and he decided at the age of sixty six that the time had come. On 24th May 2013, Colin and Patrick Holmes (trainer) from Foulrice Racing Stables, went over to Ireland and watched about a hundred horses run over 3 furlongs. The following day Colin bought a 2 year old bay colt at the auctions and he has aptly named it Prostate Awareness.
Colin was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2006 and had a radical prostatectomy. Unfortunately it had already spread outside the prostate and he has since been through
various treatments; hormone therapy, 6 weeks of radiotherapy, 30 weeks of chemotherapy, Abiraterone, and currently Dexamethasone. As many men will know that is a hard road to travel, both physically and mentally and it is only natural to feel “the time has come” to live the dream.
Hopefully, PROSTATE AWARENESS will be having his first run at York on 28th July 2013. On race day the jockey will be wearing light blue and white with a dark and light blue
Colin obviously has high hopes for his young horse and we all wish him the best of luck and what a wonderful way to raise awareness!