Vintage Video: Nelson Pessoa and Moet et Chandon Special Envoy


In the 21st century, the name Pessoa is synonymous with Rodrigo, but his father was a pretty special rider, too. Here, Nelson is chasing John Whitaker's time in the 1989 Dublin grand prix on Moet et Chandon Special Envoy, an Irish Sports Horse by King of Diamonds. Despite a slip on a tight turn, Nelson sits tight and gallops on to win by almost a sec.

Video courtesy YouTube/Sainglain

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