AFFORDABLE HORSES & SHARES FOR SALE
AFFORDABLE HORSES & SHARES FOR SALE
OWNERSHIP IS AFFORDABLE – HORSES & SHARES FOR SALE
We always have a number of high-potential young horses for sale or syndication, as well as regularly taking commissions to buy at the leading sales in England and Ireland. With such an enviable record at Cheltenham, with over 20 winners and counting in the last decade, why not come and join us and #BePartOfIt. If you’d like to find out more about any of the horses detailed below, please contact us, or even better, come and view the horses at our yard in the beautiful North Cotswolds. Visitors are always welcome.
£3480 PER TENTH SHARE (includes VAT) + MONTHLY KEEP COSTS
We are now down to just 2 shares left in the wonderful looking three-year-old, Lord Virginia, who was purchased privately from his breeder in France via bloodstock agent Ed Partridge. Ed knows the breeder well and bought his year older full brother, Don Virginia, whom he subsequently sold to Jonjo O’Neill and who finished a fabulous 2nd to an unbeaten Listed bumper winner on his debut and well in front of a useful Gary Moore trained horse in 3rd. Ed had been trying to purchase his younger sibling for us for as he is a very similar type and initially the breeder was reluctant to sell him as he is “one he really loves”, but eventually Ed’s persistence paid off, much to our delight.
He has grown nicely and is exceptionally bred on the dam’s side, with his dam being a half-sister to 6 individual winners, 4 of which were rated 125 or higher. His sire, Walzertakt, is a most promising young stallion who was a high class stayer, winning or being placed in 4 group races in France and Germany. Though his eldest progeny are still quite young, he has sired numerous winners already and, as a result, was moved from his stud in France to stand at Chapel Stud in Worcestershire where he was proving to be very popular with breeders before an unfortunate illness has halted his stallion career – certainly for the 2024 covering season, anyway.
Lord Virginia was sent to Martin Jones for the first stage of being backed and ridden away last summer where he showed that he is a fast and willing learner and impressed Martin with his quality and his attitude. He then returned to Condicote to be turned out until this spring, when he will return to Martin Jones for pre-training ahead of entering full training in the summer. Being French bred, it is expected that he will be a relatively quick developer. This is a wonderful chance to own a share of an affordably priced yet superbly bred and high class youngster.
JUST £250 PER MONTH KEEP COSTS PER TENTH SHARE FROM MARCH 2024
This strong and imposing gelding is exciting! He had a lot to learn when he arrived, but he is very well bred and looked the part and so Martin was delighted for him to be added to the dual purpose team that he is now forming. He’s been brought along steadily but has now been in fast work for several weeks and to say that he is impressing everyone at the yard is an understatement. What’s more, he’s been obtained on a free lease from Blythe Park Stud where they specialise in breeding stamina-laden flat horses that can potentially transition to National Hunt racing; and this lad looks just the type who will become a very useful dual-purpose horse. Martin expects him to start his flat career in April in staying races because many of his riders are struggling to pull him up at the top of the gallops ! He is definitely one that those at the yard are getting excited about.
Postponed Legacy is sired by Postponed, who won several Group 1 races and nearly £5 million in prize money. Since retiring to stud he has sired numerous winners despite his eldest progeny only being 5 years old. And though many of these winners are 2yos, it can already be seen that it is when his progeny reach 3 or 4 years of age that they begin to excel, as Martin saw with the high class Zestful that he trains, who is also by Postponed. His dam, Zaralanta, won her debut at The Curragh and was a 91 rated flat horse, before producing several talented horses (all male!) including two winners and the 92-rated Zoheyr whose career was cut short, but not before he had finished 2nd as a 2yo to an Aiden O’Brien trained runner that was eventually rated 107.
There is no capital cost involved with this syndicate, just the cost of keep for the duration of his lease which will run until the end of September 2026. He looks the perfect candidate to be a useful dual-purpose horse and the plan will be to transition to juvenile hurdling in the autumn.
£2,850 (plus V.A.T.) per tenth share + £250 per month keep costs from March 2024
Martin is delighted to have secured the second horse that will form part of his flat string. This well put together, compact and strong three year old was purchased at the Tattersalls Autumn Horses In Training Sale, Newmarket, where there had been significant interest in him. He had previously been in training with Jack Channon and apart from his first race (7F), he has been running over 1M, finishing very close up in 4 of his 5 races and running at tracks such as Sandown and Goodwood. His pedigree strongly suggests he will stay further which gives him the potential to transition to National Hunt racing and become a very useful dual-purpose horse.
The gelding’s sire is Postponed, who won several Group 1 races and nearly £5 million in prize money. Since retiring to stud he has sired numerous winners despite his eldest progeny only being 5 years old. Although many of these winners are 2 year olds, it can already be seen that it is when his progeny reach 3 or 4 years of age that they begin to excel, as Martin has seen with the high class Zestful that he trains. Continuance’s dam, Caravela, won three races at 3 and 4 years, as well as being placed 7 times, from only 11 starts on the flat over distances from 1M up to 1M 4F.
Continuance had 5 runs in a short space of time before we purchased him and so he was given a two month holiday at Claire Hart’s yard before doing some pre-training there. He has now been gelded and was put into full training with Martin in January. He has now transitioned to fast work and both he and his galloping companion (Postponed Legacy) have really been impressing Martin with their blistering speed – even Martin’s trusty buggy that he uses so he can video the gallops can’t keep up with them . He clearly has loads of ability and the plan is for him to race on the flat early in the spring before embarking on a juvenile hurdling career in the autumn.
£300 per 1/125th share - Includes purchase of share and all training and keep costs to end of 2024
Herecomeshogan loves his racing and, furthermore, has plenty of ability. We launched this syndicate during Lockdown in order to provide a really affordable way for people to become involved in racehorse ownership as well as providing fun and entertainment during those dark days of Lockdown. But despite our high hopes for ‘Hogan’, even we couldn’t have predicted the fun and success that his syndicate have had from his career so far. The syndicate runs on a calendar year basis and, for 2024, a limited number of shares have become available, allowing further people to enjoy the experience of owning a share in their own racehorse.
After a highly successful 2022 where ‘Hogan’ won two races and was placed multiple times, 2023 was a mixed year where he struggled with his breathing. But following wind surgery and racing in a tongue tie he showed that on decent ground he is now back to his best when he finished 2nd to a well handicapped horse at Hereford in January 2024. He is now enjoying a winter break and looks extremely well handicapped to add to his list of successes in the summer of 2024.
The one-off payment of £300 covers all costs until the end of the year including the purchase of your share. At the end of the year, all money that is in the pot – which includes all prize money, VAT reclaims and unspent partner contributions – gets divided by the number of members and returned to them. Partners then get the choice of staying in the syndicate, with their dividend offset against the next year’s projected costs, or to exit the syndicate in recognition that everyone’s personal circumstances can change. There is very frequent communication, social events and a ballot for badges every time he runs with a high chance of getting an entry badge. The best recommendation for joining is just to talk to any existing syndicate member.
£460 + VAT per tenth share + £90 per month keep costs from March 2024 until he goes into training in 2025
In December, Martin went to Batsford Stud with one of our owners to view a lovely Postponed foal that he had been keeping his eyes on. He was duly purchased, but they couldn’t walk away without buying this fabulous and flashy looking Tasleet colt, as well. In addition to his noticeable good looks, Martin was also impressed with his size and athletic walk. The owner that Martin visited Batsford stud was equally impressed and is taking 50% of the (now) yearling and Martin Keighley Racing Partnerships will be selling the remaining half in 5 x 10% shares. The plan is that at some point next year (2025) he will join Martin’s flat string and eventually become a dual purpose youngster.
His sire, Tasleet, was a top class racehorse who won 5 races, including the Group 2 Duke of York Stakes and the Group 3 Greenham Stakes and was a narrow runner-up in 3 Group 1 races. He retired to stud in 2019 and his eldest progeny are now only 4 years old. However, he has already sired the winner of the Group 2 Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot (Bradsell) from his first crop, who then went on to win the Group 1 King Stands Stakes at Royal Ascot a year later. He has also sired a further black type winner in France and his yearling sales have averaged nearly £30,000 from his first crops.
The dam of our yearling, Franny Nisbet, offers the stamina to the pedigree, having won at 2 miles on the flat, and also being a half sister to a Grade 3 winner at Cheltenham (Havingagoodtime) as well as another multiple winner over jumps.
This lad has already been given a fabulous name (Passmethefizz) to match his fabulous looks; and is very reasonably priced and represents superb value. He is currently wintering at Batsford Stud and will spend most of the remaining year at grass so that he can grow and develop, before being backed and ridden away so that he can enter full training in 2025.
£975 + VAT per tenth share + £90 per month keep costs from March 2024 until he goes into training in 2026
Martin first saw this impressive looking foal when attending a Martin Keighley Racing Club visit at Batsford Stud in August 2023 where he really did stand out from the crowd and, in addition to Martin, separately caught the eye of Paul and another owner from the yard. In addition to his fabulous conformation and size, he possesses a wonderful temperament – which resonated even more when we heard that he had sadly lost his mum as a youngster and was under the care of a foster mum – the gentle black cob that is shown in the picture above. The foster mum did an amazing job allowing him to be weaned at the appropriate time. Enquiries were made about the foal during the Racing Club visit but he was quite pricey at that point. However, we didn’t forget about him and it was Belinda who noticed that he was entered in the Newmarket December foal sale and we ended up buying him for much less than the budget we had in mind.
His sire, Postponed, was a fabulous racehorse amassing more than £5M in prize money and is now proving to be a top class dual purpose stallion, and is the sire of Zestful, the exciting jumping mare that Martin trains, who finished 2nd in a listed hurdle race at Cheltenham..
The dam, Tea Caddy, was a most consistent jumper who won 3 steeplechases and was in the frame in 16 of her 24 races under rules. After retiring to stud, her only foal to have so far raced won her bumper before being second in two hurdles from only a handful of starts. Martin knows the family well because he trains her 3rd foal, a fabulous unraced 4 year old Passing Glance gelding called Glance of Glory, whom Martin thinks a lot of.
Our yearling is currently wintering at Batsford Stud and will most probably be backed and ridden away as a two year old before entering full training in 2026. He has an exciting future ahead of him.