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Foxtrot Racing have bought Hogan’s Height at the Cheltenham Sales.
Hogan’s Height is a very well bred five year old who was impressive in his two Point to Points in Ireland. We hope that he is a future top class staying chaser.
Horses are sold through the Cheltenham Sales on a selection basis, providing owners and trainers with a chance to buy some of the very best young horses in Ireland at the same sale. It’s the first time we have bought at this sale.
Foxtrot Racing has enjoyed considerable success this year with sixteen winners (33% strike-rate) already. Our next progression is to have a horse that can challenge at the top level at major meetings. With even average horses off the flat now selling for considerable sums due to the strong oversees market, there is value in some of the better quality young national hunt horses.
Considering that these horses can run for many years, it also means the capital cost is spread over a longer period, again providing value for our syndicate members.
We’ve tried to exploit this opportunity to purchase a young horse that we hope will be able to complete at a very high level in future. It is a very exciting syndicate and I hope that you will join us.
There will be 20 shareholders in the syndicate. The capital purchase of Hogan’s Height is £1,450 per shareholder plus a contribution of £400 to cover training and racing until the end of February 2017.
Syndicate Members will then get a financial statement detailing all the income and expenditure up to that point and depending prize-money won and plans going forward it is likely that there will be a further call of funds to cover on-going training costs. These will be in the region of £1,250 a year per share.
Once he has settled into his new home we expect him to initially run in a national hunt flat race and then go over hurdles. He has been running in Ireland so we might give him a break in February, although we’ll finalise that decision nearer the time. Although we expect him to initially run and win races over hurdles, we have bought him with staying chasing in mind.
Jamie sent out Present View to win a Chase at the 2014 Cheltenham Festival and there is every indication that his first Festival winner will not be his last. Jamie’s talent is well known and has attracted royal patronage. As an amateur jockey Jamie rode three winners for the Queen and he now trains for the Duchess of Cornwall. Hogan’s Height will be joining a group of talented young horses that Jamie has assembled in his yard and Jamie is the ideal trainer for our new purchase.
I am absolutley delighted to have secured Hogan’s Height for £26,000 plus sales costs.
He is a potential top class recruit. He is only now a five year old and part of the excitement will be watching him develop into a steeplechaser.
Hogan’s Height is bred to be a staying chaser and is from the family of Madison Du Berlais (winner of the Hennessy Gold Cup, Bowl Chase at Aintree, second in King George VI behind Kauto Star). He is by Indian River out of Electre du Berlais. Indian River is a top Sire including Native River who is will be one of the favourites for the Hennessy Gold Cup later this month. Electre du Berlais is a successful dam havng already produced black type Master du Berlais and Melkior du Berlais winner of over £40,000. CLICK HERE for his breeding.
Hogan’s Height has run in two strong Irish Point to Point races achieving a point rating of 85 (Native River achived a rating of 77 when he ran in Point to Points). Hogan’s Height stayed on strongly in both of his three mile Point to Points finishing a close up third at the Grade 1 pointing track Dromahane and second at Rathcommon, having jumped superbly in both races. In his last race he was an unlucky second, closing on the winner right up to the line. Had he won his price at the sales would have been considerably higher. The P-P analysis reported that
“He could not quite reel in the winner, but was closing all the way to the line. In truth he lost little in defeat here and looks a maiden winner in the waiting for his current connections“.
He is young and clearly still learning the game but has already shown that he was speed as well as stamina.
His trainer in Ireland was Sam Curling. Sam was conditional jockey with Nicky Henderson when Jamie Snowden was the yard’s amateur jockey. They remain good friends and Sam strongly recommended Hogen’s Height to us. Sam reports that he will handle some cut in the ground and has been completely sound. He was also sold was a veterinary certificate.
Hogan’s Height joined Jamie’s yard yesterday and has settled in well.
I expect shares to sell quickly, so please do get in touch if you would like to join this exciting new syndicate.
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