The voice of Queensland harness racing Chris Barsby:
“The stand out highlights about King Of Swing is just his presence, he is a remarkable looking horse,” Barsby said.
“When you see horses like him come on to the racetrack with that sort of presence that he possesses, he captures the imagination straight away and the fact that he can back up the looks that he has – it makes it all that more exciting.
“His races have been breathtaking because he is such an equine powerhouse, he is not a small horse and has a big frame and motor to boot.
“He is a special talent, there is no doubt about it.
“He is so adaptable, he is great on the front end and when he leads most of the time, he is almost unbeatable to get past, he is just such a great front runner and he has also proved that he can come from behind.”
Chairman of the Albion Park Harness Racing Club Brad Steele:
“I think he is in career-best form and I actually think there is more and better races to come for King Of Swing,” Steele said.
“As a stallion, he will have awesome stud value once he retires but there is still some great racing left in King Of Swing and potentially the best is yet to come.
“I think King Of Swing will stack up well against the best pacers we have ever seen.
“Blacks A Fake won the three Winter Cups, including two that were back-to-back, which obviously the race has become the Blacks A Fake now that he has retired, and King Of Swing now gets the chance to emulate him this Saturday night as the second horse ever to go back-to-back in the race.
“Blacks A Fake still has his had in front of King Of Swing in terms of his career resume, but there is still more to come from King Of Swing.”