Footstepsinthesand ex Sweet Surprise colt
Shares Available - 52.5%
The following share prices include: Purchase price, sales house & bloodstock agents commission, 'Plus 10 bonus' registration (if applicable), vetting, transport and training fees until 31 Mar 2020:
25% share available @ £17,500 upfront and £664 per month from 1st April 2020
15% share available @ £10,500 upfront and £424 per month from 1st April 2020
10% share available @ £7,000 upfront and £289 per month from 1st April 2020
7.5% share available @ £5,250 upfront and £225 per month from 1st April 2020
5% share available @ £3,500 upfront and £150 per month from 1st April 2020
2.5% share available @ £1,750 upfront and £82.50 per month from 1st April 2020
The MPR and Richard Fahey 2-year-old success story!
We have a superb record with our juveniles trained by Richard. His is our only trainer who has sent 2-year old’s that we have purchased as yearlings, to race at Royal Ascot – every year since 2017! Simmy’s Copshop, Ninetythreetwenty and Ventura Rebel are these trailblazers and we think our new purchases are a step up again in quality.
The owners of Ninetythreetwenty and Ventura Rebel accepted multiple six figure offers for both these 2-year olds and consequently earned a fantastic profit, so we do know how to buy a talented yearling for Mr Fahey to train. Listed and Group winning fillies Sandiva and Lily's Angel were also superstars for us trained at Musley Bank.
Our 2019 Ripon, Hornblower Conditions race winner, Ventura Lightning (OR 100), bought in 2019 as a breeze-up colt, is one to look forward to back on the turf this season too, so who will be this year’s Musley Bank Royal Ascot contenders?
Purchased at the Tattersalls Ireland Yearling sale, this colt is by FOOTSTEPSINTHESAND. It’s fair to say that the sire has enjoyed a stellar couple of seasons with his progeny, starting with our own MARIE’S DIAMOND who, in 2018, won the Group 3 Anglesey Stakes as a 2yo at The Curragh, followed by finishing placed in the Group 2 Richmond Stakes and Group 1 Middle Park Stakes.
He trained on to win two further races in 2019 for us, including the listed Pomfret Stakes. Furthermore, Footstepsinthesand has backed this up, in 2019, with Richard Hannon’s top class 2yo colts, Mums Tipple and Threat.
Footstepsinthesand has now been catapulted to the being perceived as one of the very top stallions out there, and you can imagine our delight in managing to secure, from the same sale that we purchased Marie’s Diamond, a couple of fantastic colts by the sire of the moment. Successes for ourselves, in the form of Richard Fahey's Group 3 winner Sandiva and also for Richard Hannon’s Larchmont Lad, show Footstepsinthesand’s ongoing ability to deliver top class performers; he’s a fabulous sire! Read more about him here: https://coolmore.com/stallions/footstepsinthesand.
As you will see, he is quite the most sensational mover you could wish for. He looks a fabulous combination of a strong, 2yo type of individual, who moves like a quality horse. If he can combine those two on the track, then we could well be destined for another of the above mentioned colts, VENTURA REBEL or NINETYTHREETWENTY from the Musley Bank maestro! It’d be fabulous to believe we could and there’s no reason why he couldn’t be.
He is PLUS 10 BONUS registered and he qualifies for the very valuable €300,000 Tattersalls Ireland Auction race held at The Curragh during Ireland's premier meeting of the year, Irish Champions weekend.
He has been broken in at the same livery yard, we used to break in the above mentioned VENTURA REBEL last year and NINETYTHREETWENTY the previous year, so there’s every reason to hope that this colt can follow in their illustrious hoof-steps.
Please see videos of him in the gallery.
Pedigree Update (5th November) - The Racing Post reported: "The redoubtable Footstepsinthesand has been rewarded for a fruitful year, with horses like Threat and Mums Tipple, with an increase in his stallion fee of €5,000, up to €15,000."
Trainer Update (4th March): We are very pleased with what he is showing the team so far and he has the same temperament as all the good Footstepsinthesand progeny that we have had before. He does nothing but want to please you and go faster, which is always a better sign than them wanting to go slower we find! We are at the stage where we are about to start giving him a little bit more to think about, something we feel that he will end up relishing as he goes into his faster paces. In the coming weeks there should be a little bit more to report as his level of work intensifies. There may also be a certain owner involved in him that holds the training license at Musley Bank....