He is half-brother to PAKISTAN STAR, who won the 10f Group 1 Hong Kong QEII Cup and the 12f Group 1 Champions Cup, no less. Furthermore, the dam of both Pakistan Star and Legal History has also produced the listed winner NINAS TERZ. At the sale in Newmarket, we were pleasantly surprised to secure this horse for a final bid of 40,000gns; we thought he’d make a fair bit more. When an owner like the high-profile owner Mr P K Siu decides to send a horse to the sale, then the trainer has to comply-Ed Walker would very happily have continued to train Legal History for next season and beyond. He was given plenty of time by his very astute trainer as a 2yo and Ed has kept him lightly raced as a 3yo, bringing him along nice and steadily.
He's out of a listed winning mare who is herself a daughter of the German Oaks winner Next Nina, a sister to German Derby winner Next Desert. Legal History is a real blue-blooded individual for whom the sky's the limit.
Physically, he's a super size for jumping, very strong, very well balanced and moves superbly well in his races and he's lucky enough to possess a fabulous, even striding, gait. He's a genuine, dual purpose opportunity to achieve at the highest level, under both codes. As a horse who is laden with German genes, he is sure to get better and better with age and if he's not top class under one code, he could so easily be under the other.
David Pipe is a fantastic trainer of a dual-purpose horse; perfectly exemplified by our very own horse JUNIOR no less, purchased for £35,000 by ourselves for David to train. He went on to be the only horse since the 1930's to win at both Royal Ascot (Ascot Stakes) and over obstacles at The Cheltenham Festivals (Kim Muir). He was a very special horse for MPR and David Pipe.
Training Update: A revelation since we bought him, as so far he has placed 3rd, 4th ,2nd, 2nd, 1st, 1st, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd (Listed) and 3rd over hurdles. He has been off with a leg, for a year now, but looks seriously well handicapped on the Flat; still a maiden under that code. He has the quality, size and substance to jump fences too as well as be competitive in top hurdling handicaps. The typical and perfect David Pipe all year-round action. TIMEFORM RATED: FLAT 80 + HURDLE 127