Equilibrium Pensions

Equilibrium Pensions

The Sea Green colours adopted by Equilibrium Pensions derive from the Sea Green plain Racing colours one of only 19 plain racing colours in existence today.

The Sea Green plain racing colours were originally owned by John Reid–Walker Great Uncle of the managing director (Tim Boles). They were used to great effect to win the Ascot Gold Cup in 1928 and 1929 with “Invershin” a powerful 7 year old, who was fast enough to beat the much fancied Reigh Count, winner of the 1928 Kentucky Derby, and of the 1929 Coronation stakes at Ascot by two lengths. Owner John Reid-Walker was not as surprised as he might have been, because Invershin won the same race the year before.

More recently the colours were seen on “Van Ness” out for the first time since the Second World War. Van Ness won its race at the 2010 Grand Military held at Sandown Park. The picture shows Tim Edwards, jockey and Tim Boles collecting the trophy from HRH The Princess Royal.

If one were to create an amalgam of these successful horses’ names we find the other coincidence of this incredible story. Tim Boles has a home previously owned by John Reid-Walker near Inverness!