Captain Harkness rides to the rescue at stables
Captain Jack Harkness coming face to face with the son of Dr Fong sounds
like just the latest synopsis for an episode of hit BBC Dr Who spin-off
But the two really will come face-to-face in a village near Maidstone later
And rather than some strange alien creature, Dr Fong is a stallion whose
offspring is a thoroughbred racehorse.
What's more, in a tribute to the time-travelling character, he has been
named after the role filled by actor John Barrowman.
Hucking Harkness is trained by John Best, whose stables are at Hucking and
is one of the horses owned by the Hucking Horses syndicate.
Best, who trains a string of 50 racehorses from his yard, said: "We were
discussing the Hucking Horses and this colt - a son of the stallion Dr Fong
- stood out as a tricky one to name.
"Somebody mentioned Dr Who and from there we reached Captain Jack - and
Hucking Harkness was born.
"We got in touch with John Barrowman's connections to see what they thought
of us using the name and they loved the idea."
And so Barrowman will travel to the stables on March 30 to see his
Barrowman said: "I can't wait to meet the colt and I'm hoping to see him race.
"It's straight out of a Torchwood script - two Harknesses in the same place
at the same time!"
POSTED: 02/03/2007 13:53:25
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