Purchased at the Arqana October Yearling Sale, he is 'French Owner Premiums' qualified and is by INTELLO. Read about his sire here: http://www.lequesnay.com/pid23/etalon-17/intello#production
We like to think we have an eye for a nice horse; a horse who is very well put together and who moves well too. In addition, we like to think that rather than accept the widely held beliefs in racing, which contribute to "fashion," that we are able to think outside the box a little too and in the case of the sire Intello, we believe there is something of a dynasty starting to appear. Our initial observations, being prompted by our own 4 time winning son of Intello, Lexington Empire.
Mensen Ernst's dam is non too shabby either, she's already produced horses rated 114, 104, 100, 91 and 89. He is an outstanding looking, chestnut son of Intello. He's a smashing individual, he's got some size about him, but not too much. He possesses a lovely balance to his movement and he carries himself well and in a super, fluent manner. He looks to be a really super package that will afford us great opportunities, going forward.
Renowned and respected journalist James Willoughby has just published a list of "9 Stallions Set for International Stardom," one of which is Intello. We have added a screenshot of his write up in the gallery.
Racing update: A marvellous 6-time winner in 2021. Still only a 5yo, he looks set fair for another successful season in France, where racing in the provinces means it’s quite easy to rack up a sequence of wins. We’ll also be running him in listed and conditions races this season. The fantastic prize money system in France means he’s won over €100 000 in the three seasons he’s raced there. Simone Brogi, his trainer, is the master of race placement. His race entries/declarations will show on this page.
Watch his races in France via his form page here: http://www.france-galop.com/fr/cheval/STBqMDlvYVBKSm9jSXRnM0tjaEgvZz09. (If you create a free online account with France Galop, you can watch French racing live via Equidia.)