NAMING AVAILABLE FOR 10%
Pedigree: Footstepsinthesand (GB) ex Clodovina (IRE)
Colour: Bay or Brown
PLUS 10 Registered
Put simply this horse was a bargain.
He was bought from the Tattersalls Ireland sale at the back end of September. He is a lovely horse with an outstanding pedigree for the money we spent. We saw the horse earlier in the day and he is a striking individual with excellent conformations and good nature to him.
Footstepsinthesand is a consistent producer of winners who operates at around a 50% strike rate for winners to runners. As a racehorse, Footstepsinthesand was unbeaten, running over distances varying from 6f-1m. His finest hour came at Newmarket in the 2000 Guineas, which he won by 1 1/4 lengths from Rebel Rebel. Similarly, he has a fantastic record as a stallion, siring plenty of 100+ rated horses and even a few that were rated 120+ in their prime. Footstepsinthesand only stands for €10,000 but his progeny are always very popular at the sales with the average price in excess of 30,000 Gunieas.
In the case of this colt not only is he from a standout stallion, he also out of a standout mare. Clodovina was an Aga Khan owned horse from a fantastic family. She is half sister to the stallion Clodovil and also Colombian a very high-class performer for John Gosden. On the track, Clodovina was a good horse in her own right winning on debut and finishing 2nd in a listed race at Maisons-Laffitte. She has passed her ability on to her progeny as well with 2 winners from 3 runners, including the Canndal a horse that placed 2nd in the Group 1 Belmont Derby International.
It is never easy to buy yearlings for reasonable money, that are from both a top stallion and a top mare. This colt may not be the first of our horses on the track next season but he has a lot of potential. One thing you can be sure of is he is in the right yard to bring out the best in him.
*All fees are included in upfront price until May 2019!
Trainer: Tim Easterby
Stable Visit on Saturday 13th April!
Trainer: Mark Johnston
All fees are included in upfront price until 1st May 2019!