Old Blue Eyes

                    OLD BLUE EYES (Blue Bresil x Savingforvegas)

      This one should not be missed - although he is yet to make his debut - his homework is of the highest order - and he has a very bright future ahead of him!

Old Blue Eyes (Frank) is a homebred, and we are delighted to have retained him to be able to syndicate him to run in our colours. He is 4 years old and has a big future ahead of him - as his pedigree would suggest.

         He is by non-other than Blue Bresil, currently the hottest National Hunt sire on the planet, largely due to the world beating exploits of his son Constitution Hill, along with a host of other top class performers including Blue Lord, and Royale Pagaille, along with the multiple French Grade 1 winning mare, L’Autonomie.


The progeny of Blue Bresil have really been catching the eye of the best judges at the sales, with his stock averaging 98.500 Euros at last years Tattersalls Derby Sale, against a whole sale average of 57,903 Euros

          His dam is Savingforvegas who is a half-sister to Cheltenham Festival winner, Rathvinden, and is a mare we originally purchased for a client, for whom she went on to win her bumper and a novice hurdle before injury curtailed her career on the track. It was such a shame that she was injured, as in winning what turned out to be her final start, she defeated two subsequent Listed winners, and would have undoubtably gone on to gain black type herself.

Her first foal was also by Blue Bresil and after placing in a bumper, he has gone on to score twice over hurdles - her second foal, Dino Bellagio, was retained by us, and has won 2 of his first four starts in bumpers. He is trained by Donald Mccain and is held in very high regard. He had a less than ideal start to his hurdling career, but is a horse that Donald retains the utmost faith in - there are few horses in the yard that can work with him, and he looks sure to be a very exciting prospect over hurdles next season! 

          Having been so successful with Dino Bellagio it is only right that Donald McCain should get the opportunity to train Old Blue Eyes, and he headed up to the yard in late summer last year. His training went very well, and he showed that he posseses a huge amount of ability with some very eyecatching pieces of work. As he was only 3 he started to show signs that he needed a break - as you would expect from a young horse by Blue Bresil, and he headed back to Jason Maguire for a short spell. When he had had a chance to recharge the batteries, he retuned to Bankhouse, where he has continued his education this spring. We had hoped to get a racecourse gallop into him this spring, but the weather, and then ground conditions prevented that - but he has done plenty of work, and everyone the yard is very excited to see what he can do when he hits the track in October. Rest assured - judged on the level of his homework - he will give his owners a huge amount of fun, and take them to some fantastic places! 


          We are offering just 10 shares in Old Blue Eyes – with each share costing just £3500, plus and all inclusive £300/month training/keep fee.


          Given his pedigree, by Blue Bresil out of a very talented half sister to a Cheltenham Festival winner who has already bred 2 winners from her first 2 runners – we are very excited by this young horse and can’t wait to see what he can do on the track!

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