The Four Horsemen
Wallace's father, James, and his three brothers were the famous polo-playing Ashton Brothers of Goulburn NSW. They hatched an unthinkable plan to take 25 horses by ship from Australia to Britain to take on the English polo world. It had never been done before. The year was 1930.
Its a story of tenacity, ingenuity and and true Aussie spirit or to quote Robert Milliken,
"An epic story, conquering the tyranny of distance, and embarked upon with the daring and disregard for convention that marked Australia’s national character. As Bob Ashton, one of the band of brothers, put it: “Australians stand pretty high in this ability to ignore statistics and have a go at the impossible.”
And yet, at every crucial point, it almost went disastrously wrong… " Watch the full story below.
The story as told by Robert Milliken.