Mike Moon
Horse racing correspondent
2 minute read
27 May 2020
4:53 pm

Here’s why we wait patiently for Godot

Mike Moon

The billion-rand horse racing industry, employer of tens of thousands of people and hefty contributor to the national fiscus, continues to wait for an elusive character called Godot to arrive and give the go-ahead to race again after lockdown – thus saving jobs, saving horses’ lives, churning cash through the economy, distracting people from idle zol etc.

Mike Moon

It waits, like a tatty tramp, as the Doom-spraying, snake oil-flogging, non-tax-paying religious industry has its prayers answered. The heavens spoke: “Gather thy flock together and spread the Covid … uh sorry, Word.” Godot was originally meant to pitch on TV on Tuesday. No luck, she was arguing with some rural tribal chiefs. So, Wednesday then? Nope; now it’s Thursday. You reckon? As we wait, hope and nerves start to fray. So, it’s a good time to remember what it is that makes us so keen to race once more. Here are some random quotes about the weird and wonderful...