Over the last few years I have been delighted to help local stud farm Park Wood Stud, Tetbury with the purchase of National Hunt foals with the view to re-sell as 3-year-old stores. 2019 was no different and I have just returned having purchased 3 lovely types which I’m sure will help to showcase both the Stud and the staff involved.
The first purchase was Lot 429 a filly by the excellent sire, Shantou. The filly foal in question was born on 7th April and is out of the Listed placed bumper performer What Lies Ahead who is herself a sister to Grade 3 winning chaser Perfect Gentleman. The filly was an absolute bargain at just €6,000.
The second purchase was Lot 441 a colt by the also excellent Soldier Of Fortune. This colt had lots of size for a 20th April foal and is out of the Listed winning bumper mare Funny Times who has produced 2 x black-type performers in Flementime and Mrs Hyde. The colt has lots of presence and quality, a correct and athletic mover and cost €26,000.
Scanning through our list after the purchase of this colt we decided to wait for a stunning Flemensfirth filly Lot 612. This filly had everything – the looks, the pedigree and the movement but unfortunately we came up just short when underbidding her at €88,000 to Rathmore Stud – she really was a belter and despite the disappointment of not owning her, we wish Peter and his client the very best of luck with her in the future.
Back on the pinhooking trail and onto the Wednesday of the sale and we were very pleased to secure another Soldier Of Fortune colt. This time it was Lot 804 who was out of the unraced Getaway mare Tip Tap Toe. Tip Tap Toe is herself a daughter of Listed winning hurdler Blazing Sky and a sister to Grade 2 winning chaser Riverside City. This colt was a really athletic colt with a fantastic walk and good strength. He cost €21,000 and completed our purchasing for 2019.
2020 will see the first of our foal purchases hitting the sales ring as 3-year-olds with a stunning Flemensfirth colt and a very athletic Milan filly to offer. At the moment they are likely to head to the Goffs UK Spring Store sale but that is not set in stone.
If you are interested in purchasing a National Hunt racehorse at any age then please make contact as I will be delighted to discuss your requirement and to help you find your next winner. +44 7769 349240 or email [email protected]