We purchased him as a yearling, at the Goffs Premier Yearling Sale, for £38,000. He is by FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH - read about his sire here: https://www.bearstonestud.co.uk/fountainofyouth.html.
The sensible economics of buying this horse is there to see. Furthermore, the mare Choisette was a very precocious and fast racehorse herself, winning twice as a 2yo. She's produced winner after winner, including the once 109 rated Flying Pursuit and other very talented individuals from a wide spectrum of sires. He's a strong, yet athletic, sprinting type, who you'd say, is very typical of what Doncaster's Premier Sale is all about.
Fountain Of Youth was a Group performer over Sprint distances, so his genes ought to complement those of the dam perfectly well. He's a great mover, looks tough as teak and appears robust mentally too. We were delighted when Kevin Ryan and Stephen Hillen secured him through the ring. We had no hesitation in putting our name to him, straight after he was bought. Stephen and Kevin have been working together for years and all of Kevin's big-name horses have been purchased in conjunction with Stephen. It's a successful recipe that we are delighted to able to tap into.
Kevin is very adept at keeping his sprinters performing in top races for years on end. He’s a really well grown, sprinting type who remains open to any amount of improvement and who continue to give his owners a lot of fun.
Ventura Rascal leading the Bungleinthejungle colt (March 25th):
Racing Update: He’s proving to be an MPR legend, winning umpteen races including a £30,000 handicap in July at his beloved Pontefract. We’ve tidied up his wind over the Winter, it was just catching him out in the final 100 yards of his last two runs. He’ll be ready to rock and roll in April. He seems as good as ever Kevin says. This turf season will probably be his last and he’ll be afforded a well-earned retirement, mostly probably come October. TIMEFORM RATED: 82. His race entries/declarations, will show on this page.