The MPR and Richard Fahey 2-year-old success story!
We have a superb record with our juveniles trained by Richard. His is our only trainer who has sent 2-year old’s that we have purchased as yearlings, to race at Royal Ascot – every year since 2017! Simmy’s Copshop, Ninetythreetwenty and Ventura Rebel are these trailblazers and we think our new purchases are a step up again in quality.
The owners of Ninetythreetwenty and Ventura Rebel accepted multiple six figure offers for both these 2-year olds and consequently earned a fantastic profit, so we do know how to buy a talented yearling for Mr Fahey to train. Listed and Group winning fillies Sandiva and Lily's Angel were also superstars for us trained at Musley Bank.
Our 2019 Ripon, Hornblower Conditions race winner, Ventura Lightning (Timeform OR 100), bought in 2019 as a breeze-up colt, is one to look forward to back on the turf this season.
Purchased at the Tattersalls Ascot yearling sale, where we purchased the above mentioned Ventura Rebel last year, this filly is by SHOWCASING. Read more about her sire here:https://www.whitsburymanorstud.co.uk/showcasemain.html "Lot 72: NEW TOP LOT!!! The Whitsbury Manor Stud consigned Showcasing colt out of the winner Hot Secret heads the days sale & is sold to Aidan O'Ryan/Middleham Park Racing/Richard Fahey for £50,000." Read the Racing Post story of her purchase here: https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/bloodstock-latest/middleham-park-racing-among-the-buyers-stocking-up-at-ascot-yearling-sale/399048
She is 'PLUS 10' BONUS qualified. Read more about the scheme here: https://www.plus10bonus.com as well as being 'GBB BONUS' qualified: A fantastic new £20k 'Great British Bonus' Scheme has been launched, for all fillies already registered for the 'Plus 10' bonus. Read the details here: https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/bloodstock-latest/great-british-bonus-new-prize-scheme-set-up-to-safeguard-fillies-programme/435174
One of the sires of the moment has to be the sensational Showcasing, Whitsbury Manor’s showpiece stallion. He’s been quite a revelation at stud, from the quite humble beginnings of a £5000 initial nomination fee. We can’t tell you how thrilled we were to secure the Tattersalls Ascot Sales’ topper, for £50,000, this beautiful, loose moving yearling filly. She really ticked all our boxes at the sale and we knew it would prove to be very tough, amongst the opposition, to bring her home to Musley Bank. We had to dig really deep, but rest assured, we’ve been able to secure for this filly’s future owners, a no compromise individual, who in addition, packs a hugely punchy page. She really does have it all; the looks AND the pedigree to back it up, including hailing from the family of the Champion Sprinter Lochnager.
Being by Showcasing, she ought to carry with her, a fair residual value for the paddocks and assuming she wins a race or earns black type her value could be well enhanced. She's a powerful looking filly and the fact that she has some substance to her, means we can look forward to her throughout her 2 year old career and beyond.
Here she is looking very well at home:
Pedigree Update (19th September): "The colt's victory on Saturday took Showcasing's stud record to 91 stakes performers, a list that now includes 22 Group winners." Showcasing's son Alkumait wins the Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury: https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/bloodstock-latest/shades-of-mohaather-as-showcasings-son-alkumait-slams-mill-reef-rivals/451250.