Ventura Lightning

Trainer: Richard Fahey Race type: Flat
Age: 3 yr old Description: Grey Colt
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By the best young sire, probably in the World, in NO NAY NEVER, who just happens to be a son of Scat Daddy: Champion first crop sire of 2018, he’s the sire of the mighty European Champion 3YO Sprinter Ten SovereignsArizona - winner of the Gr.2 Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot, Mystery Power - stylish winner of the Gr.2 Superlative Stakes, Land Force - winner of the Gr.2 Richmond Stakes, Shadn - winner of the Gr.2 Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte, Nay Lady Nay - won the Gr.2 Mrs Revere Stakes & Park Fall Oaks, Chestnut Honey - Gr.2 Premio Federico Tesio winner and Wichita, the very impressive winner of the Group 3 Somerville Tattersalls Stakes, Vitalogy - winner of the Gr.3 Palm Beach Stakes and Need I Say More - dual winner including the Gr.3 Waikato Stud Slipper Stakes. Just a few of his black type winners from around the world!

He is currently delivering a mammoth Black type horses to runners’ percentage and a colossal rate of winners to runners. In 5 years’ time, No Nay Never could easily be rivalling the mighty Galileo himself, if he continues on his upward climb. Read more about him here: Please note that in 2019 the nomination price for a mare to be covered by No Nay Never was €100,000 and in 2020 the price is set to rise to €175,000 no less. 

This colt is out of a proven, Stakes producing mare, from the Sadler's Wells lineage. He's from the 'Breeze Up' consignor who has sold, in just recent seasons alone, SANDS OF MALI and 2018, French Guineas heroine TEPPEL - Bansha HouseRead more about Bansha House Stables and how they prepare their breezers here:

Purchased at the Arqana breeze up sale, he is also 'French Owner Premium' qualified. His breeze was just poetry in motion, virtual perfection, displaying a superb temperament to boot (see this video attached.) He's a stunning grey colt with real presence; the perfect combination of athleticism and strength. 

He's the most expensive horse, by some way, that Middleham Park Racing have ever bought at €160,000. He was our nap, not just of the sale, but of the whole sales' season. The facts speak for themselves and there is very little to add. If potentially dining at racing's top table is for you, then here's a possible recipe for success, we'd suggest. 

Pedigree Update (February 2020):

Syndicate manager update (April 2020): Officially rated 100, that puts him on the cusp of black type; Class 1 & Group races. The Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot looks a very good fit for him and it’s where we are working towards. Richard won the race last season with Space Traveller. 

Watch him win the Ripon Hornblower Conditions Stakes here:

Here he is on the Musley Bank gallops at the end of March, with a commentary from Richard:

And walking home from his mornings work:

Richard selected him as one of his horses to follow in his Sporting Life stable tour on April 13th. He said: "He had a good first season and ran some decent races. We were going to aim him at the Free Handicap and go from there but clearly need a new plan. I think seven furlongs will be his trip. He came from the breeze-ups and had that in his mind all the time but this year he’s more relaxed and in great form. He could end up the sort for the Jersey Stakes."


August House
Appleyard Drive
North Lincolnshire
DN18 5TD


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