Equiano ex Love Action colt

Trainer: Mark Johnston Race type: Flat
Age: 2 yr old Description: Bay Colt
Download pedigree

Shares Available - 60%

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 @ £20,000 upfront and £729 per month from 1st March 2020
15% share available @ £12,000 upfront and £462.50 per month from 1st March 2020
10% share available @ £8,000 upfront and £312.50 per month from 1st March 2020
7.5% share available @ £6,000 upfront and £250 per month from 1st March 2020
5% share available @ £4,000 upfront and £167.50 per month from 1st March 2020
2.5% share available @ £2,000 upfront and £92.50 per month from 1st March 2020

Race entries

Purchased at the Tattersalls Ireland Yearling sale, this colt is by EQUIANO. Read more about his sire here: http://www.newsells-park.com/equiano/conformation

Tattersalls reported - "Lot 348; The son of Love Action (Motivator) is bought by Middleham Park Racing for €62,000. He is a February-born colt by Equiano and was sold by Gaynestown Stud. He is a half-brother to two multiple winners, and a full-brother to Hidden Affair, a two-time winner at three. Love Action is a daughter of Speciale (War Chant), a Listed winner as a juvenile in France, and from the family of Grade 1 Yellow Ribbon Invitational Handicap winner Aube Indienne and the Group 2-winning Mare Nostrum. She is the dam of the Group 1 and Grade 1 winner, Erupt. The colt was a 16,000gns purchase last December by Peter & Ross Doyle Bloodstock from Pineapple Stud.”

Here’s a fantastic specimen; just look at the athletic length, but strength that there is on him, from his photos and the video of his walk. He has the look of a quality 2yo already and given he’s by the super-fast, Kings Stand winner Equiano, sire of the top class horses The Tin Man, Dakota Gold, Silent Venture and Desert Force, to name but a few, we can already dream of some heady days ahead.

He hails from a family of 14 black type performers no less, and he’s from a Motivator mare who has already produced two 90 rated performers, including a full brother to this colt.

What we really liked about this colt at the sales, was his size and scope for future development. He’s just fits the Mark Johnston bill perfectly. We see him as a very well put together individual, who will be perfectly effective as a 2yo, but who has such great size and scope for his 3yo career too.

We were pleasantly surprised at the hammer price too, i.e. €62,000, given there was some fierce opposition in for him, but we were lucky enough for the hammer to fall in our favour. The last time we purchased from Jonathan Fogarty’s Gaynestown Stud, we purchased the 98 rated MOVE OVER, who actually performed at Group 2 level for us as a 2yo, before being sold to race in the USA, and we’d be delighted to think that this stunning colt, in conjunction with Mark Johnston’s talents, could emulate that kind of level of performance in 2020 and beyond.

He looks the perfect balance of 2yo and 3yo so representational the ideal 2 year project, through to October 2021.

View his walk and profile VIDEO attached to this page.

He is PLUS 10 BONUS registered and qualifies for the very valuable Tattersalls Ireland Auction race held at The Curragh during Ireland's premier meeting of the year, Irish Champions weekend. This race carries a superb €300,000 prize money pot. 

PEDIGREE UPDATE: Belvoir Bay by Equiano, wins the  GI Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Santa Anita "obliterating the course record." Read the story here: http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/equinaos-belvoir-bay-wires-the-bc-turf-sprint/

Progress report (14th January): In the gallery, you can see a video of him on the gallops at Middleham yesterday. He’s now doing 2* daily canters as he builds up his preparation work. He’s got a nice bit of size and scope about him and looks very fluid in his movements. He’ll continue to do twice daily canters for the next couple of weeks and then he’ll move over to Mark’s yard at the end of January to continue his build up to the turf season. His full brother Hidden Blitz, who is now in Hong Kong, debuted over 6f as a 2yo and did his winning over 7f and another of his siblings, Among Angels, won as a 2yo in May before running in the Windsor Castle at Royal Ascot, so there seems to be a fair amount of precocity in the pedigree so you’d imagine that he’d be an early type, but we’ll get a better gauge when Mark ups his workload in the next couple of months.

A really good sized horse who, everyone that has dealings with, seems to fall in love with. We look forward to seeing him at our forthcoming stable visit!

*STABLE VISIT - If you are considering taking a share in this colt, please join us at our stable visit to Mark's Kingsley Park Stables on MARCH 14th. To book your place, please email charlotte@middlehamparkracing.net and please let Charlotte know if you would like to reserve a share prior to the visit.*



August House
Appleyard Drive
North Lincolnshire
DN18 5TD


Join our mailing list to receive our monthly newsletter, plus details of any new purchases and promotions.

Register now

Live twitter feed


© Middleham Park Racing | Site by Isle