We purchased this son of DRAGON PULSE at the Goffs Premier Yearling Sale. There aren't many horses that blow you away when they are unearthed by their handler from the stable box at the sales; this horse however, did precisely that. About as nice an individual as you could wish to set eyes on, great presence and great movement.
We have had some nice results with our previous Dragon Pulse progeny; Ninetythreetwenty (now racing in Hong Kong under a new name, after his owners received an offer they couldn't refuse for him!) and Ventura Dragon. We believe Dragon Pulse is underrated as a sire and his stock, through the sales' ring, represent great value; offering quality horses at value for money prices, which is something we pride ourselves on at MPR. Read about his sire here: http://irishnationalstud.ie/stallion/dragon-pulse
We purchased Genever Dragon from Lynn Lodge Stud, who we've had great success purchasing from, most notably our Group 2 winner Donjuan Triumphant and furthermore, our 7- time winner Ventura Knight, from a very small number of horses purchased. Eddie is a fantastic judge and preps the horses so well. His horses have great minds and they're tough.
His official racing name is GENEVER DRAGON (pronounced Gin-eve-er.) In English, genever was the early 18th century word for "gin". Genever Gin does exist today, long popular in The Netherlands and Belgium, genever — also known as geneva, genievre, jenever, Holland gin, or Dutch gin — is essentially a distilled malted spirit (something like an unaged Scotch) often blended with grain neutral spirit, then infused or further distilled with various herbs and spices, including a healthy amount of juniper, like gin. It can be clear, lightly aged, or aged in oak for several years.
Racing Update: He looks very well handicapped back on the Flat, for 2021, given he’s taken so well to Juvenile hurdling this Winter. He loves top of the ground on the Flat and appears to handle Newcastle’s AW surface really well. He’s run well at Doncaster too and we feel, big, wide, galloping tracks suit him best. There could easily be plenty of untapped potential, from his Flat mark of 62, having been rated as highly as 74 as recently as last Summer, so that would infer a fair amount of handicap wiggle room. “Workable” seems to be the phrase coined, in such instances. A lovely, big, rangy sort who should take you to the winners’ enclosure this Spring and Summer.
Watch the race replay of his hurdle win here: https://www.attheraces.com/racecard/Sedgefield/29-September-2020/1350