Bloodstock tyros James Harron and Henry Field knew they had to take a different approach if they were going to survive and flourish against the big boys of the breeding world and by backing their own judgment and getting a little colt called Capitalist they have done just that.
Harron and Field are brothers-in-law and put together a syndicate to buy colts at the yearling sales last year. It turned into a $7 million investment and for that you need backers. When you're in your early 30s, it also needs to work or you're not going to get another chance for a while.
In four months, Capitalist has made the gamble pay off by winning Saturday's Magic Millions Classic and assuring himself a career as a stallion at Field's Newgate Farm.
"We are already getting his name plate ready at the farm, but he has a bit of racing to do before he gets there," said Field, who was left in tears by the win on Saturday.