The Grey Gatsby x Tucupita


Here is something a bit special!

. Those that follow our horses will be fully aware of Greyval, a 5 yr old filly that we purchased from France in October 2022, having ‘stalked’ her from April of that year. Even before I managed to buy her I knew that there was a plan for her, which would involve the best fillies juvenile hurdles in the UK. I had to be patient to buy her, but thankfully the wait was worth it, we managed to buy her at a sale in Deauville in October and as she did everything I had hoped she would when she won the Listed hurdle in Doncaster. Her sire is The Grey Gatsby, and she is from his first crop – his eldest are now 5 yr olds. The Grey Gatsby is a horse I adored when he was racing, and I have been very impressed by his progeny, who have shown themselves to be good, strong, robust and well built horses, with a tough and hardy attitude to life. It is these qualities that have led us to buy this gorgeous yearling colt from the Somerville Yearling Sale in Newmarket.

 

Greyval - a Listed hurdles winner by The Grey Gatsby! 

            Progeny of The Grey Gatsby tend to come into their own as 3 yr olds, so this horse, being a big, scopey individual, with plenty of growing and developing still do, was always unlikely to see the racecourse as a 2 yr old. The fact that he was being offered in an early yearling sale, which is usually full of handy, speedy 2 yr old types meant that he wasn’t going to be on everyone’s radar at the sale and we think we have got a bit of a bargain.  As you can tell, we are looking at him as the perfect candidate for Junior Bumpers and juvenile hurdles as a three year old. 

            After arriving from the sales in Newmarket in September 2023 he had a few weeks education with Jason Maguire at Ivy Lodge Farm, before being gelded and turned away for the winter.He has recently come back in from the field and will now have six weeks of further education and has been inducted into a system that Jason and I have developed over the years to maximise the potential of these young horses when they reach the race track. Their initial grounding is so important and we have had great results managing our young stock in this way, with several of our graduates gaining black type in their first seasons. 

The Grey Gatsby x Tucupita  

           This horse will have six weeks of training in May and June 2024, before being turned away again to mature and strengthen. He will return to Ivy Lodge Farm in March next year when he will go through his 'secondary school' which will culminate in him heading away for a swinging piece of work upsides a work mate. He will then have a short break before entering training in July to start his preparation for a run in October. 

            This is the perfect opportunity to get involved in a young horse, by a very exciting young stallion, that looks ideally suited to the programme that we have in place for him. 

            He is available in 10% shares, priced at £4,000 each.

            Monthly fees are set at £100 per month per 10% share – up until the time he enters pre training when the fees will rise to £300 per month (all inc)

Call me on 07909 518902 or email nickbrownracing@gmail.com

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