We have five shares available in the three-year-old son of Camelot, Albert Park, who has been bought off the flat to run in juvenile hurdles and then sell either privately or at auction.
Nigel Hawke has a particular interest in juvenile hurdlers, including some who have been sold on to race, such as Tiger Roll. The idea with this model is to generate funds after selling, which could be put into a new horse at the horses-in-training sales next year.
Albert Park has run to a good level in two starts on the flat in Ireland for Joseph O’Brien, achieving Racing Post Ratings of 80 and 82 at Tipperary over 1m4f. He’s an attractive individual out of the Galileo mare Wannabe Special, who cost 200,000gns as a yearling who we think can give us plenty to look forward to at the track and then at the sales ring this season.
Nigel is keeping 25% and two other owners are also taking 25%, so we are offering five shares of 5% to account for the remainder. The point at which we might sell would depend on what happens on the track and what offers might come in along the way, but we are aiming to sell him as a winner and at the latest, we’d offer him at Doncaster in May. The initial £1,000 payment includes training up until September 1st, and from there onwards, payment of £100 per month will be charged until the point of sale.