The Gatekeeper

Trainer: Mark Johnston Race type: Flat
Age: 2 yr old Description: Bay Colt
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Shares Available - 5%

The following share prices include: Purchase price, sales house & bloodstock agents commission, 'Plus 10 bonus' registration (if applicable), vetting, transport and training fees until 31 Mar 2021:
5% share available @ £12,500 upfront and £175 per month from 1st April 2021
2.5% share available @ £6,250 upfront and £95 per month from 1st April 2021

Race entries

  • Saturday
    2 Oct
    3:25 PM
    The Gatekeeper Redcar - THEWILLIAM HILL TWO YEAR OLD TROPHY Flat
    Early Closing
    Jockey TBC

Purchased from the Tattersalls Ireland Yearling Sale, this colt is by EXCELEBRATION and is the half-brother to Listed winner and Gr.2-placed TIME SHANAKILL

By the sire of three time Group 1 winner BARNEY ROY, out of a mare who has already produced the Listed and 10-time winner TIME SHANAKILL (Lord Shanakill) and Listed 2nd Va Tutto Bene (Hallowed Crown) this fabulous colt goes into training with the Middleham maestro, Mark Johnston and looks, every inch, a quality 2yo in the making, hopefully reminiscent of our Mark Johnston trained, Group 1 placed, Group 3 and Listed winner Marie’s Diamond. 

He’s a strong, yet athletic, individual with a great walk and a super temperament on him.

He qualifies for the Tattersalls Ireland Super Sales race, at the Curragh in September, which carries over €100,000 to the winner. His pedigree and physique would suggest he is tailor made for that race. Eventually, he should stay 1 mile, and looks destined for a fabulous career, if his looks and pedigree combine on the track, as we believe they will. He looks a tough, strong sort, typical of the Mark Johnston horses you see at the races, day in day out, and these qualities are the reason we’ve placed him at the Johnston yard. 

Horse and trainer, looks a perfect fit!

See his walk video in the gallery.

Racing Update (19th April): Now that's the way to debut! He won the 5f novice at Musselburgh by 2 lengths. Timeform reported: "He made a winning start in good style, proving well clued up; chased leader, led around halfway, joined over 1f out, led again approaching final 100 yds, forged clear; he's got neither the appearance or pedigree of a mere early type and will improve" and awarded him a race rating of 91. Read the full story linked to this page, along with his photos and videos in the gallery. FORM BOOST - The 3rd horse in the race KHUNAN, has come out and won on his second start. In today's Racing Post Monday Jury (see the gallery), he is picked as a 2 year old fancy for Royal Ascot no less.

Watch the full race replay here: 

See the official photos here: and see some more photos, in the gallery.


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