I doubt that Kafka would ever turn over in his grave about anything – considering the accuracy he had in observing the world. Also, he wrote some very – peculiar – stories which puts normal reality to shame.
But this – I think – would give him pause.
He has had a race horse named after him.
I don’t think there are any reports, or diary entries, or letters, about him going to the races. It seems his interest in sports was minimal, except for those that one does on their own. He liked swimming, and long walks, and rowing around and about on the river. But that seems to be it. Plus, he was never much of a gambler – except in life.
So, I think that at best, he would be bemused about Franz Kafka, the Race Horse.
- Age3 (Foaled 28th February 2016)
- TrainerJ H M Gosden
- OwnerHH Sheikha Al Jalila Racing
|14/08/19||6/8||87||FLAT||Kempton, 7f, Standard / Slow, C4||4/1|
|28/05/19||1/5||86||FLAT||Brighton, 7f 211y, Good to Firm (Watered), C5||8/15|
|07/05/19||3/11||86||FLAT||Wetherby, 7f, Good to Soft, C5||1/2|
|18/04/19||2/14||82||FLAT||Newmarket, 7f, Good to Firm (Good in Places), C4||13/8|
|31/03/19||2/10||–||FLAT||Doncaster, 7f 6y, Good to Firm (Good in places), C5||11/4|
|26/10/18||6/15||–||FLAT||Newbury, 1m, Good to Soft (Soft in Places), C4||8/11|
|06/10/18||3/12||–||FLAT||Newmarket, 1m, Good, C4||33/1|