3yo Filly by KAYF TARA

£3,375 + VAT per 1/6th Share – including all training fees and keep to end September. £340 per month from October onwards

  • Sire: Kayf Tara
  • Dam: Giovanna
  • Dam Sire: Orpen (USA)
  • Colour: Bay

Following the advice of our bloodstock agent, Gerry Hogan, we were delighted to buy this superbly bred filly from a family we know all about. Her dam, Giovanna, was a really tough racehorse who won 7 races and was in the frame a further 12 times from 38 races earning an official rating of 128 in the process. She was then retired to stud and her first two progeny to race are trained by Martin, the eldest being the very useful Back On The Lash (won two races and placed 3 times from only 6 starts to date) and the other being the year younger Pinnacle Peak who has only had one bumper run to date but will surely be winning soon. It looks like she is passing on her talent and her toughness to all her progeny.

The sire of our filly, Kayf Tara, needs very little introduction being the nine times champion UK National Hunt sire. Indeed, rarely has the jumping game had a stallion so successful or so dominant being the sire of 22 horses rated 150 or higher even though, at the age of 25, there will sadly be fewer and fewer chances to buy his stock – and certainly not one as nicely bred as our filly.   

Once we bought her we immediately sent her to PJ Colville in Ireland to look after her and to do the first stages of the backing process. We have a good relationship with PJ and he has looked after many of the young stock we have bought in Ireland during the early stages of their development. She will be brought over to Martin’s yard in early September with an aim of starting her off in bumpers at the end of the season before embarking on a busier time hurdling the season afterwards. She has the size and scope to eventually make a ‘Chaser. She will race under the ‘Martin Keighley Racing Partnership 6’ banner which will be headed up by Paul Davis who looks after all the other Martin Keighley Racing Partnerships.

PJ tells us that she has a great attitude, is a lovely filly to deal with, and she’s sure to give the partnership many years of fun before eventually becoming a much sought after broodmare. Once she is at the yard she can be viewed by appointment – just call Martin (07767-472547) or Belinda (07979-694866) to get involved with her before all the shares are snapped up.