Christmas & the New Year are some way behind us and now its all about dry January and dieting – how depressing I hear you say. Well, why not brighten this boring month up by purchasing a racehorse. Whether it’s you on your own, you and your partner or you and a bunch of friends racehorse ownership is fantastically exciting.
The journey can start here . . . you see a horse you like, you enquire about it and go to view it. You purchase it, you watch it on the gallops and see it’s progress over the coming days, weeks and months and then it’s raceday. Any winners enclosure is a great place to be but let’s dream and picture yourself in the winners enclosure at Royal Ascot or Glorious Goodwood – I can assure you from my experience of seeing The Wow Signal led in having won the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot there is no greater buzz, and I was just the guy who bought him on behalf of the owners.
Here are three 2-year-old prospects for you to consider who were purchased by myself and are all cantering away with their trainer William Knight who is based near Arundel in West Sussex. All 3 should be running during this coming season and should you need further information please give me a call on 07769 349240 or email [email protected]
- Helmet filly ex Giveupyeraulsins – purchased for 42,500gns
This very racy filly is by first season sire Helmet out of the Mark Of Esteem mare Giveupyeraulsins. Giveupyeraulsins is dam of 2 winners from 3 runners including the dual Group 3 winner Struthan from the family of Champion 2-year-old Formulate who was dam of Classic winner Shahtoush. The filly was purchased from Tattersalls Book 1 so qualifies for the £25,000 maiden & novice race bonus which means that by winning just one race (including race prize-money) she could return approx 3/4 of her purchase price.
2. Equiano colt ex Folly Bridge – purchased for 30,000gns
This colt is by Equiano a stallion that William & I have had a lot of luck with. First we had Solar Flair who I purchased for £19,000 from the Doncaster Premier yearling sales and he has won 3 of his 9 starts to date and is rated 90. Then we purchased Lady Macapa also from the Doncaster Premier sale and she cost less than £10,000 and was a black-type placed 2yo of 2015 and rated 93. Folly Bridge was a 4-time winner between 2-4 years and top rated 99 so this colt is bred to be decent – he is just her 2nd foal and was purchased from the Tattersalls Book 3 Yearling Sales.
3. Sixties Icon colt ex Cylcone Connie – purchased for 24,000gns
This strong, good-looking colt is by the hugely under-rated stallion Sixties Icon who has done very well with his runners from limited chances. His dam Cyclone Connie is the dam of 6 winners from 7 runners including the dual Gr.3 winner Judge ‘n Jury. He is a strong, athletic colt and should give his future owners a lot of fun without costing a large sum.