Shares Available - 5%
5% share available @ £2,000 upfront and £190 per month from 1st January 2024
2.5% share available @ £1,000 upfront and £100 per month from 1st January 2024
Purchased at the Tattersalls Book 2 Sale, this colt is by the Coolmore Stallion STARSPANGLEDBANNER: https://coolmore.com/farms/ireland/stallions/starspangledbanner It’s always a fascinating dilemma, when purchasing a yearling, or any unraced horse, for that matter, especially on a middle market budget like ours, whether to prioritise pedigree over the individual, or individual over pedigree. Fortunately, in the case of this stunning looking son of STARSPANGLEDBANNER, you can have both!
We’ve had plenty of success over the years with progeny of the great Starspangledbanner, most notably, The Rosstafarian, who was placed at black type level for us and also ran in the Group 2 Craven Stakes and Irish 2000 Guineas in 2021. He was sold, at the end of his GB career, to Hong Kong, for a very hefty, arguably, life changing sum for his lucky owners.
One would struggle to find a more stunning, imposing, or better moving model and, in this colt, one has the surety that the mare has already produced the Group/Grade 2 performing fillies Goodthingstaketime and Miss Gathering. This colt represents the first colt out of the mare therefore.
See his walk and profile here:
Here's Michael with him in the yard:
Racing update: Giant of a horse who still has a bit of filling out to do. There should be more progression to come from this horse as a 4yo in 2024, particularly as we may step up in trip. Could be exciting over hurdles over the summer if we wished to point him in that direction. The sort of horse who could sell well to either the jumps fraternity or to Australia if we can eke out around 7lbs worth of improvement. Unexposed. TIMEFORM RATED:82. His race entries/declarations will show on this page.