War Command ex Archina colt

Trainer: Richard Hannon Race type: Flat
Age: 2 yr old Description: Bay Colt
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Shares Available - 39%

Prices include: Purchase price, Sale House and agents commission, 'Plus 10' registration (if applicable), vetting, transport and training fees until 28 Feb 2018:
25% share available @ £11,250 upfront and £659 per month from 1st March ‘18
15% share available @ £6,750 upfront and £425 per month from 1st March ‘18
10% share available @ £4,500 upfront and £289 per month from 1st March ‘18
5% share available @ £2,250 upfront and £155 per month from 1st March ‘18
2.5% share available @ £1,125 upfront and £87.50 per month from 1st March ‘18

Race entries

STABLE VISIT-We will be holding an exclusive visit to Richard's yard on SATURDAY 24th FEBRUARY. If you would like to come and view this colt, please email sarah@middlehamparkracing.net. It is also possible to reserve a share now to avoid disappointment. This visit is always highly subscribed.

Purchased at THE sale for 2-year-old winners, the Goffs Premier Yearling Sale, this colt is by the Coolmore stallion WAR COMMAND. In recent memory, the two most taking Royal Ascot, Coventry Stakes winners were undoubtedly Canford Cliffs and War Command. Both were imperious on their day and both went on to be future Group 1 winners at 7f and beyond. War Command, trained by Aidan O'Brien, hails from the multiple stallion producing Ballydoyle contingent and we see no reason why this fantastic son of the champion sire War Front shouldn't make up into a tip top stallion. His first progeny are now yearlings and our colt is from War Command's first crop, due to hit the racecourse in 2018. He's bred in the purple so we see no reason what he can't take rank amongst other Ballydoyle stallions of latter years such as Galileo and Sadler’s Wells. See his stallion page here: http://coolmore.com/stallions/war-command/

Ace bloodstock agent Ross Doyle approached us just prior to this colt going through the ring at Goffs, to inform us that he was intending buying, if possible, this stunning War Command colt and asked us if we would be interested in purchasing the horse with them, to be trained by Richard Hannon. We loved him when we saw him and agreed, without hesitation. We were so impressed by his physique and athleticism that we were determined, within reason to purchase him. It was rather a déja vu moment in that this was precisely how we came to purchase at last season's Goffs Premier Sale, the subsequent Listed winner DE BRUYNE HORSE. If we can duplicate that, then this lovely colt has to come highly recommended. We hope lightning can strike twice.

We have every faith that he is in a similar mode and if this is the case we can't wait to see him on a racetrack in 2018. He looks every inch an exciting prospect.  

He qualifies for the Plus 10 Bonus scheme which means should he win a class 4 maiden or novice he will earn an additional £10,000 on top of his normal win prize money. It's a fantastic initiative and we have already won over a dozen such bonuses with our MPR horses since its inception three seasons ago. 

In November, we received the video above of him from Tom Ward who looks after the Everleigh yard where he is stabled, with a full commentary on his progress. Described as "a colt with substance-a great hind end and a strong shoulder. He has a great attitude and is doing everything really well."

Trainer update (13th Feb): This colt is proving to be a real surprise package in that despite being big, strong and built like a bull, he is trimming off nicely into a horse who could easily make a first half of the season 2yo. His father did (winning the Coventry) and this colt does hail from a family where 2yo excellence is prevalent. He's very exciting and could nearly be placed at the top of the best value yearling purchases, at this point in time. Richard reports that he takes everything in his stride and he is cantering every day with a great temperament. 



August House
Appleyard Drive
North Lincolnshire
DN18 5TD


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