Ascot - THE TOTE+ VICTORIA CUP
Thore Hammer Hansen (3)
"We have bought a couple of Heeraats because they are very good looking, racy and the fact that he is a son of Dark Angel is a big plus’ Ross Doyle. Read all about the sire here: http://mickleystud.co.uk/heeraat/
Richard Hannon bought him on spec at the Goffs Premier Yearling Sale in conjunction with Peter and Ross Doyle. Shortly after the Doncaster Sale, Richard rang Tim Palin and said, "Tim, there is a gorgeous Heeraat colt here that you really should buy." Although we are Richard's biggest English based owner (by number of horses in training at Hannon's), we were very flattered indeed that he should choose to ring us to promote the horse to.
We agreed that if Richard could keep the horse to one side for us, we would take a look at him the next time we were down. Richard suggested that he would love to show us the horse, so at our yearling parade at Herridge in the October, he brought out this stunning dark bay colt, with looks to die for and we couldn't resist to temptation to buy him!
He is now a 4-time winner for us and heads into 2021 with a date at All-Weather Finals Day!
Racing Update: He’s becoming a Middleham Park stalwart. Plies his trade at all the big tracks, festival and festivities. Pays his way every year these days, and 2021 looks like being no different.
Here's the pre season update from Richard: