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 him 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.
He is 'Plus 10 Bonus' registered. Read about the benefits here: https://www.plus10bonus.com/
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.
A giant of a horse who did well to even see the track as a 2yo whilst in training with Tom Dascombe. With a Winter to mature under his belt, and now gelded, he has a dual purpose campaign ahead in the new care of Donald McCain.
Training Update: A winning Juvenile hurdler, who is built for chasing. Still a big baby, who is learning to be racehorse, slowly but surely. A maiden on the Flat, and now that he’s found the winning ways over hurdles, looks sure to pick up Flat races too; he could be very well handicapped in that sphere. Looks the perfect sort of horse to take advantage of the generous 4yo Weight For Age in novice chases, next Autumn.
Watch the race replay of his win here: https://www.attheraces.com/racecard/Sedgefield/29-September-2020/1350