We purchased 'Howzer' at the Goffs Premier Yearling Sale. He is by REQUINTO, a sire who now stands in Italy.
Howzer Black has a super page; being out of a winner producing mare who hails from a family packed with Group performers. Generally speaking, at Middleham Park, we buy the very best pedigree that we can afford. It stands to reason that the stronger the genes the faster a horse can run, just so long as the horse in question can withstand training. There's a saying in racing that "you can't train paper," alluding to the fact that an unsound individual with a strong pedigree on paper, won't withstand training. So, it's always a balance of pedigree versus confirmation unless you have the sort of money that Coolmore and Godolphin possess, in which case you can afford both!
Racing Update: Globetrotting, and now well handicapped horse that he is off 84 ish, come next Tuesday, has been as high as 93 recently, he’s looks set fair for another fabulous season. Loves to bowl along, in front, at Hamilton or York; he’s a superbly effective front runner. A Winter in Bahrain has see him drop to a new, seriously dangerous mark. One to keep on the right side. He’s become a real legend at MPR. TIMEFORM RATED: 85. His race entries/declarations will show on this page.