Bleh, there’s probably a ton of mistakes, but I’ve worked on it enough and the OC ball staRTS TOMORROW. Quickly putting it here cause the party don’t start till the Maharajah walks in. Well, I guess it actually does, but sssh. Let Silvano have his inflated sense of self-importance.
If you ignore his giant ego (which, to be fair, is not an easy task), Silvano is actually a pretty friendly and personable dude! Despite his charm, he’s not a well-loved monarch: his people are convinced that he takes partying more seriously than his kingly duties, and rumour is that he’s just a puppet in the hands of Rajmata (Queen Mother) Yasirah. LIES AND SLANDER, of course. Obviously he’s attending this party to uh…establish…diplomatic relations…! Yes! Yes that’s why. Obviously.
Remember the Narantulguldur I drew a couple of months ago in typical clothing for upper class male Northerners? Today I drew Silvano in that type of clothing because…reasons.
I think that on one hand, Silvano would love being a Northern noble. No worries, no responsibilities, no expectations, just sitting on your lazy ass all day and basically being worshipped by all the ladies as long as you look pretty and act sophisticated. On the other hand, Northerners (especially male Northerners) have no sexual freedom at all. And that would make Silvano the most frustrated and scandalous Northern noble in the history of the North.
I think it is a very good thing that Silvano isn’t a Northern noble.
Champion Lomitas was born 26 years ago today, 31 January 2014.
31 January 1988 - 30 August 2010
He won 10 races from 19 starts, placed second 3 times, and third once. At stud he sired the high-class trio of Silvano, Sumitas and Belenus. And also the great mare, 2011 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Danedream.
Happy retirement to South Africa’s superstar Vercingetorix. Announced early March 2015
He will retire to Maine Chance Farms, where he will stand alongside his champion, German-imported, sire Silvano.
During his race career, Vercingetorix won seven of ten races and was unbeaten in his home country. He was then sent on an international campaign and won the Jebel Hatta at Meydan, finished second in the Dubai Duty Free at Meydan and third in the Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Sha Tin.
This year he won the Al Rashidiya at Meydan with style, “before he injured himself in his defense of the Jebel Hatta, which forced him into early retirement.” Read more here.
His champion trainer Mike De Kock said: “Since his first day of training in the yard, he always stood out as a superior athlete …”
Photo: Liesl King
Vercingetorix after he won the Daily News 2,000 at Greyville, June 2013
“In Greek mythology Sileno was an old satyr, smaller God of the intoxication. He was the adoptive parent, teacher and loyal companion of Dioniso, the God of the wine, while he was described like oldest, wise and drunk of his followers. Its equivalent in Roman mythology was Silvano, whose name means simply ‘of the forests’.”