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8 June

Posted on June 8, 2018

I’ve had a good number of people get in contact to ask about some of the horses that we have bought at the sales recently, so here’s a bit of information about them. Pedigrees etc are all available by clicking on the links on the Horses page of the website

ASK BEN is a 5yo Ask gelding, out of a Presenting mare, who was 2nd in his point to point at Ballysteen to Danny Whizzbang. He’s a lovely big strong horse who should be able to win a bumper in the autumn, but whose future will be over hurdles and fences. He is for sale.

Two 3 year olds came back from May store sales with me.

The first is Brian Boru x Lady Karinga – plenty of winners in his pedigree, and a winning dam who was tough as nails Kielan tells me (he rode her to finish 3rd round Newbury). He’s closely related to Rock on Rocky that has done so well for Matt Shepherd this year, and he’s been bought by Iggy O’Doherty. Iggy has has been a fantastic supporter of ours over the years and has been on the look out for a really nice Brian Boru for some time – and in this fellow I think he’s found one.

The second is Yeats x Roseabel, a mare from a really nice Roselier black type family. She has already proved herself to be a cracking broodmare – this fellow has 4 winning half-brothers and sisters, 2 of whom have reached handicap marks in the 130s. He’s for sale, and I promise whoever buys him, he’ll be worth the wait.

Lastly ROGUE DIAMOND has come to us from the Cheltenham sales. She won her maiden point at Barbury Castle, but she’s going to need her palate doing before she runs in the autumn. She’s shown enough to make me think that she has a future under Rules, but that future will be brighter when she can breathe !! While she’s for sale, I’d hold off on her until she’s shown what she has got in the autumn.