On a visit to see David's amazing new training establishment at Newmarket, we saw Lexington Empire and he really took our eye. He is by INTELLO, who has created a huge stir in the sales houses this year realising huge sums of money for his offspring.
Intello was a superb racehorse who was the joint rated highest 3 year old colt in Europe and was a multiple Group winner with the French Derby amongst his triumphs. It looks like he could be equally as good as a stallion as his yearlings have been very well received.
His dam as has already produced two winners from three runners and she is a half-sister to Group winners STRUT THE STAGE and SACRED SONG (dam of G2 winner and sire, MULTIDIMENSIONAL). His second dam RUBY RANSOM is a Listed-winning half-sister to Champion (and sire) CHIEF BEARHART. He is 'Plus 10' registered and is certainly a handsome looking horse, as you can see from the lovely photographs above that David's wife Amy has taken of him.
Davids new training facility is fantastic. It is Rathmoy House on the historic Hamilton Road in Newmarket and it has superb facilities for both the training of horses and owners.
Even though we had already purchased a large selection of yearlings, we couldn't pass on this horse as we felt he is fantastic value for money and had to add him to our string. That is a huge tip in itself.
Syndicate Manager Update: We kept him as a 4yo for 2019 rather than sell him at the end of his 3yo season, on David’s advice. He thinks there’s plenty more to come. He’s thrived over the winter, and looks a typically progressive, Newmarket horse. He’s surely in for a multi winning season as he continues to fill his huge frame.