Excelebration ex Cherry Creek Colt
Shares Available - 70.5%
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 2021:
25% share available @ £20,000 upfront and £759 per month from 1st March 2021
15% share available @ £12,000 upfront and £485 per month from 1st March 2021
10% share available @ £8,000 upfront and £325 per month from 1st March 2021
5% share available @ £4,000 upfront and £175 per month from 1st March 2021
2.5% share available @ £2,000 upfront and £95 per month from 1st March 2021
Purchased from the Tattersalls Ireland Yearling Sale, this colt is by EXCELEBRATION and is the half-brother to Listed winner and Gr.2-placed TIME SHANAKILL
By the sire of three time Group 1 winner BARNEY ROY, out of a mare who has already produced the Listed and 10-time winner TIME SHANAKILL (Lord Shanakill) and Listed 2nd Va Tutto Bene (Hallowed Crown) this fabulous colt goes into training with the Middleham maestro, Mark Johnston and looks, every inch, a quality 2yo in the making, hopefully reminiscent of our Mark Johnston trained, Group 1 placed, Group 3 and Listed winner Marie’s Diamond.
He’s a strong, yet athletic, individual with a great walk and a super temperament on him, it would appear.
He qualifies for the Tattersalls Ireland Super Sales race, at the Curragh in September, which carries over €100,000 to the winner. His pedigree and physique would suggest he is tailor made for that race and just possibly, for some of the high class 6f races earlier in the season too. Eventually, he should stay 1 mile, and looks destined for a fabulous career, if his looks and pedigree combine on the track, as we believe they will. He looks a tough, strong sort, typical of the Mark Johnston horses you see at the races, day in day out, and these qualities are the reason we’ve placed him at the Johnston yard.
Horse and trainer, looks a perfect fit!
See his walk video in the gallery.
Training Update (23rd February): All is well with him and below is a video of him working upsides yesterday. The aim of these pieces are to educate the horses to canter alongside other horses to give them experience of running with horses around them. He looks to be a forward going sort and looks like he's ready to go a step faster when March comes. So far so good with him and he looks to have a good attitude to his work.
In the news: BEN CURTIS will be riding more for Mark this year, which is super news! Read the story here: https://www.racingpost.com/news/race-reports/its-exciting-curtis-strikes-again-and-relishes-link-with-mark-johnston/467571