Ventura Dream

Trainer: Archie Watson Race type: Flat
Age: 2 yr old Description: Bay Colt
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Race entries

  • Thursday
    22 Aug
    2:25 PM
    Ventura Dream York - Harry's Half Million By Goffs Premier Yearling Stakes Flat
    (Class 2)
    Early Closing
    Jockey TBC
  • Thursday
    12 Sep
    2:25 PM
    Ventura Dream Doncaster - Weatherbys Scientific £300,000 2-Y-O Stakes Flat
    (Class 2)
    Early Closing
    Jockey TBC

Purchased from the Goffs Premier Yearling Sale for £85,000 this colt heads to ARCHIE WATSON. The sale where we purchased our Group 1 winner and Champion European 2yo 2013; TOORMORE, Group 2 winner VENTURA TORMENTA, dual Group 2 winner KOOL KOMPANY and this seasons Group 1 performer SHOULDVEBEENARING (£40,000).

Archie Watson: “We have to buy this colt. He is my nap (favourite) of all 450 horses in the sale. I’m in for a 25% share”.

By probably the most exciting first season sire of 2023, the Godolphin owned (Darley's) first season sire, EARTHLIGHT"Shamardal’s undefeated French Champion juvenile who won the G1 Morny and G1 Middle Park."

This fabulous colt, who hails from a black type laden family, and being by a ROYAL APPLAUSE mare, he’s speed on speed, just what you need to operate in the early parts of the 2024 turf season in the build up to Royal Ascot.

Watch his profile video, here:

He’s not just a one trick, early season sort, the reason we’ve had to stretch to £85,000 (a little more than we’ve typically spend with Archie) is that he possesses the size and quality to even improve as the 2024 season progresses as indeed did his sire AND his whole family. Speed and quality in perfect tandem.

He qualifies for The 'Harry's Half Million' race, to be held at the York Ebor meeting 2024. In 2022 we won the equivalent race with SHOULDVEBEENARING (an £40,000 purchase) and this year, 2023, we finished 2nd with ZIGGY’S CONDOR (a £62,000 purchase). Transposed to next year’s race, those performances would net owners £245,000 and £98,000 respectively. Read the story. here:

He’s 'IRE' qualified too. This scheme awards a bonus of €10,000 to owners of Irish-bred winners of selected races across the Flat and National Hunt programmes in Ireland and Britain. We would have until the end of the following year to spend the bonus on Irish-breds at Irish sales for the relevant syndicate. You can read more about how it works, here:

 His race entries/declarations, will show on this page.


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