For over a decade, the progeny of Wordsmith, most carrying the Gee Gees moniker, dominated Tasmanian racing. But with the passing of owner Paul Geard and the retirement of the prolific chestnut from stud, that era is coming to an end.

Wordsmith has been a dominant stallion in Tasmania for over a decade (Photo: Tasbreeders)

A half an hour north of Hobart, a squiggly coloured chestnut horse resides in a paddock on a large anything-goes farm.

The old horse has a view of his surrounds. In horse racing terms, his kingdom.

He is distinguishable by his markings; a rich red horse with a big splash of a blaze and a single white sock - and an extraordinary CV.

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