Ventura Rebel

Trainer: Richard Fahey Race type: Flat
Age: 2 yr old Description: Bay Colt
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Race entries

  • Saturday
    27 Apr
    2:15 PM
    Ventura Rebel Leicester Flat
    Jockey TBA
  • Saturday
    20 Jul
    Ventura Rebel Newbury - Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes Flat
    (Class 2)
    Early Closing
    Jockey TBA
  • Saturday
    5 Oct
    Ventura Rebel Newmarket - £150,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes Flat
    (Class 2)
    Early Closing
    Jockey TBA

Here we have what was simply THE standout horse of the Tattersalls Ascot yearling sale. Our team went to the sale the day before and inspected every horse on site and he was the only horse who kept occurring on everyone’s list. Simply put, we were not going to be beaten on him and he was coming home to MPR!

PASTORAL PURSUITS has a tremendous back catalogue of quality, speed horses including the likes of the RICHARD FAHEY trained duo of Rose Blossom and Marine Commando. Rose Blossom is the fastest horse Richard has trained according to the Musley Bank Maestro and his son of Pastoral Pursuits, Marine Commando won the Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot, no less. Our colt looks every inch, a fast and precocious 2yo, the sort of horse that Richard excels with. He's a perfect fit for all the BIG sales races such as the £250,000 Weatherby's Super Sprint and the £250,000 Redcar 2yo Trophy. Furthermore, he qualifies for the £150,000 Tattersalls Sales race at Newmarket in October 2019, a race limited to horses sold at this Ascot Sale and Tattersalls Book 3. Providing he comes to hand early and proves sufficiently talented, a visit to the Royal meeting at Ascot next June could well be on the agenda for either the Windsor Castle or Group 2 Norfolk Stakes; that'd be the hope, at this stage anyway. 

We, here at Middleham Park have enjoyed success in the Redcar Two Year old Trophy with Ventura Mist, a daughter of the sire. He imparts speed and quality into his stock and this gorgeous colt looks sure to carry on this reputation, a fluid mover who glides across the surface matched with an imposing, quality physique he looks like a sure fire winner.

He is well related too, he is 3 parts brother in blood to Flying Pursuit and is half brother to the quality sprinter Suitcase ‘N’ Taxi, who has been a superstar for Tim Easterby and connections in his 3 year career, running regularly, winning his fair share and still improving at the age of 4yo. Suitcase 'N' Taxi was a relatively inexpensive purchase and is by the now retired stallion Major Cadeaux, yet he's still been able to perform to a level in excess of 80 on several occasions. You'd have to be very tempted to suggest that this £28,000 son of Pastoral Pursuits should at least emulate his elder sibling; you could even argue that, given Major Cadeaux sired just 4 horses in his career rated north of 100 whereas Pastoral Pursuits has sired 23 no less, this colt could easily supersede his brother; without question, he's by a better stallion. Furthermore, this colt is a three parts brother to Tim Easterby's top class Sprint handicapper Flying Pursuit, rated 109 RPR. The genes are there to suggest a rating of 100+, could well be within this colt's compass. 

He's a super looking colt and he moves fantastically well. You can see that from the video we've taken at the sale on this page. He qualifies for the Plus 10 Bonus scheme, which is a fabulous concept, it means that any horse winning a qualifying race earns an additional £10,000 on top of the race's prize money total. Read more here:  Prize money too, has taken a huge step forward in very recent times, meaning most winners of a 2yo maiden or novice earn in excess of £4500; combine this with the Plus £10,000 and a horse purchased for, as in the case of this colt £28,000, has gone a long way towards covering a significant part of his purchase price back, offering a really good return to his owners. 

This colt appears just the sort of horse that Richard Fahey has made a career out of training. He could easily be a top class sprinter for years to come, that'd be the hope, at least. 

Trainer Update: He is pleasing Richard at home and is about to do some work upsides on the gallops, as we get to the business end of his training. He certainly looks a very forward, precocious colt and a typical son of the sire. We'll begin to know when he is likely to debut as he moves to this next stage.

Syndicate Manager race entry update: Following his first race entry in the Class 2 £150,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes, we are pleased to report that we have entered him for the Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury on Saturday 20th July. This race carries vast sums of prize money and is obviously a very prestigious race. There is arguably no finer trainer of “sales race” horses than Richard Fahey in the country. Of course there is plenty of water to flow under the bridge between now and then, including another couple of entry stages but at this point Richard was keen to put this colt in. (See the race entries above and further details in the gallery). 

We are delighted to announce that he has been named VENTURA REBEL. We have had a lot of success with our horses with the Ventura prefix, so we hope he can continue the good form!


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