Pastoral Pursuits ex Finalize 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 28 Feb 2019:
25% share available @ £11,500 upfront and £639 per month from 1st March ‘19
15% share available @ £6,900 upfront and £409 per month from 1st March ‘19
10% share available @ £4,600 upfront and £279 per month from 1st March ‘19
5% share available @ £2,300 upfront and £145 per month from 1st March ‘19
2.5% share available @ £1,150 upfront and £80 per month from 1st March ‘19
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: https://www.plus10bonus.com/ 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.
Update (4th Dec'): We have added a photo taken this morning and a video of him cantering on the gallops (lead horse-blue sleeves). He is currently performing this level of canter twice each day and is taking his work nicely. He's still very much learning all the time and we hope to start sitting upside just before Christmas time.