Acclamation ex Xema Colt

Trainer: Richard Hannon Race type: Flat
Age: 2 yr old Description: Bay Colt
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Shares Available - 69%

The following share prices include: Purchase price, sales house & bloodstock agents commission, 'Plus 10 bonus' registration (if applicable), vetting, transport and training fees until 29 Feb 2020:
25% share available @ £24,250 upfront and £684 per month from 1st March 2020
15% share available @ £14,550 upfront and £440 per month from 1st March 2020
10% share available @ £9,700 upfront and £299 per month from 1st March 2020
5% share available @ £4,850 upfront and £160 per month from 1st March 2020
2.5% share available @ £2,425 upfront and £90 per month from 1st March 2020

Race entries

Purchased at the GOFFS PREMIER YEARLING SALE, this colt is by ACCLAMATION. Read more about his sire here:

Please note a pedigree page update: "1st dam XEMA (GB): dam of Spiritofedinburgh (IRE) (14 g. by Lilbourne Lad (IRE)): winner at 5, 2019 in Germany and Spokesman (IRE) (16 g. by Alhebayeb (IRE)): placed at 3, 2019 in France."

Richard Hannon and Acclamation progeny:

Over the last decade, possibly the most consistent producing sire of top class, very talented and hardy racehorses in Great Britain, outside of Galileo, is the Rathbarry sire Acclamation. He has sired four quite outstanding horses in recent times namely Dark Angel, Expert Eye, Equiano and fantastic race filly and now broodmare, Marsha. Three of those have gone on to be stallions themselves and there’s little doubt Marsha will produce top class racehorses too. We have noticed at MPR, how well sons of Acclamation fare at Richard Hannon’s; there is a virtually endless list of top class individuals, by Acclamation that they’ve had through their hands, e.g. Harbour Watch and Mehmas (both stallions now), Oh This Is Us, Lilbourne Lad, King Of Rooks, our own Move Over, Well Done Fox, Retainer, Wentworth, Pearl Acclaim, Cake, Crown Dependency to name but a few. These are all horses rated over 100 and trained by Richard Hannon. For some reason, the progeny of Acclamation seems to be particularly suited by the way Richards Snr and Jnr train their horses.

It’s interesting, that when we are at the sales, you can often notice a typical Acclamation horse, and in one’s mind’s eye, you can picture, or envisage what you would expect an Acclamation to look like, even before the horse we have gone to see, comes out of his or her box. They tend to be tough, strong, medium bay, great head and eyes, quite long and usually walk well. You’d rarely see a grey, chestnut or dark bay by him. He stamps his stock, so authoritatively well, it possibly explains why Acclamation works so well at Richard’s, in that they are a consistent type of individual and nicely suited to the Hannon way of doing things.

Our methodology is quite simple in this colt’s case; here we have a son of Acclamation, now destined for Richard Hannon, by a stallion in Acclamation, that makes him a 75% (3 parts) brother to the mare’s very best progeny, the 112 rated DARK EMERALD. Having visited some less than exceptional stallions, the mare XEMA deserves a return to a top stallion and here’s her chance to shine once more.

He’s a lovely colt, with great movement, and a case can be argued for his having a 75% chance of being rated 112. Time will tell!

Please view his walk and profile video in the gallery.

Training Update (3rd December): We saw him at our owners stable visit at the weekend (see the new photos and a video of all the yearlings in the gallery.) We watched him hack cantering up the gallops and he is taking everything in his stride nicely. He’s a great mover and a real athlete. Given his dam’s record of producing high achievers, when visiting a proper stallion, this should really come as no surprise to us. His temperament is bombproof and he has an alertness about him, that suggests he’s a very intelligent individual. Richard has been impressed with him already, so much so that he has taken a share himself!

This regime will continue until the new year and after the yearlings have has their regular flu jabs, their training intensity will begin to be increased. 

Please see a video in the gallery of all the yearlings.

STABLE VISIT - If you are considering taking a share in this colt, please join us at our stable visit to Richard's stables on FEBRUARY 29th. For full details and how to book a place; please click on the attached 'event' page.


August House
Appleyard Drive
North Lincolnshire
DN18 5TD


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