Starlit Harbour

Trainer: Sir Mark Prescott Race type: Flat
Age: 2 yr old Description: Bay/Grey Colt
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Race entries

  • Saturday
    5 Oct
    2:05 PM
    Starlit Harbour Newmarket - The £150,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes (SHARES AVAILABLE) Flat
    (Class 2)
    Early Closing
    Jockey TBC

 A rise in his covering fee from an initial €20,000 to a current €75,000 is a testament to the on the track prowess of NEW BAY's progeny; namely Saffron Beach, Shuwari, Bay Bridge & Bayside Boy at top class level - so effectively we’re accessing for less than his current covering fee, a great moving, well put together yearling colt out of a black type mare for, dare we suggest, ‘a mere’ 50,000gns. You can make a case for him representing exceptional value, given he was conceived off a €20,000 cover to New Bay in 2021.

Ace Bloodstock agent Jeremy Brummitt sourced this fabulous colt for us, quoting some sensational stats for the New Bay cross with Acclamation and Acclamation descendant mares - he knows his pedigrees inside out and rates this as an exceptional cross, combined with a fabulous individual. Michael Bell, who trains the 3yo half-brother ALL THAT GLITTERS says his horse “isn’t a patch on this horse.” Mark Johnston, who trains the 2yo from the black type mare LUIRE, was the underbidder on this colt. The pedigree, the provenances just seem to align themselves perfectly well for this colt, in our humble opinion.

Watch his profile video, here:

We have on our hands, a potentially high-quality colt and given he’s bred to stay middle distances and beyond, we think a perfect fit for him would be the Heath House, Newmarket maestro, Sir Mark Prescott. He’s a genius at plotting how to have horse rattle up sequences and achieve at really high levels too. As a rule of thumb, such horses can have their asset value soar to really lofty heights post their racecourse successes - we’ve sold Heath House horses purchased for 40,000gns for 72,000gns, €80,000 for £175,000 and recently, a syndicate of owners declined an offer of £200,000 for a horse that was originally purchased for €22,000. There’s the possibility, with Sir Mark at the helm, of making some kind of economic sense out of racehorse involvement, aside from all the fun of the fair that being a racehorse owner can afford.

We think this colt will build to a crescendo of his career as a 3yo in 2025, hopefully taking us to many of the big summer festivals, where prize money values seem to be so impressive these days.

A hugely exciting colt with a big future ahead, we’d like to believe, he’s bred to be good, on both sides of his pedigree.

Dark Angel mares are starting to become more and more popular and Jeremy Brummitt’s long term prophecy that he’ll be a high class horse, remains the adage. We’ve seen nothing to contradict the assertion, says Sir Mark. His pedigree says 7f and above, but at the moment we're hoping he will be ready from May/June onwards, in line with the time the future staying prospects can start to be readied. 

His new racing name of STARLIT HARBOUR has been formalised now, a nice name that reflects his pedigree. 

Training update (June): Sir Mark says: "He is a gentleman to deal and canters along nicely and physically he is filling out and muscling up. He's got a good daisy cutting action and a kind nature. I'd like to give him a traditional break now and come back for a back end of season campaign, as we do here at Heath House." You can watch his video updates below. His race entries/declarations, will show on this page.

Video updates:

26th April:

27th March:

9th March on Warren Hill (behind our older horses):

19th January (with a voiceover by Sir Mark's assistant William):

5th December:


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