‘Let’s Go Racing 1′ has just one 6.5% Share remaining in this scopey 2yo Colt, now named DARE TO HOPE. This is an opportunity to become involved in ‘Full Ownership’ of a Racehorse, in the hands of one of the UK’s top Trainers, on a basis that represents true value-for-money.
The Partnership is run by John Wicks who has managed ‘Let’s Go Racing 1’ horses in Training with Richard Fahey since 1999. Our last horse – now retired – was the exciting ‘Luis Vaz De Torres’, a winner of 10 races and over £80,000.
Foaled on 8th February 2020, our Colt went through the Ring at Goffs UK Premier Sales on Wednesday 25th August 2021. Richard Fahey was the successful Bidder and he and Robin O’Ryan (Assistant Trainer and a Bloodstock Agent in his own right) recommended him to us.
DARE TO HOPE is quite a size (as was his Dam), has good ‘bone’, a decent back end, a nice head, and a good walk – all of which (hopefully) bodes well. Having arrived at Musley Bank on as long ago as 25th August, he’s all that’s been asked of him. In short, we hope we’ve something to look forward! After a ‘settling-in’ period, he had a ‘Roller’ on him on Monday 11th October, a human lying across his back on Tuesday 12th October, and was ‘ridden’ on Wednesday 13th October. On Wednesday 20th October he was introduced to Richard’s ‘Indoor Ride’ ahead of coming up the Gallops, which he’s been doing since the start of December. Since then, bar the usual ‘Festive Break’ in Richard’s Yard, he’s been cantering every day and has been showing a good attitude to his work. Our image of him upsides on Richard’s Gallops on 9th February (near side, ear pinned back) certainly shows he has a competitive spirit! Now we have Richard referring to him, in his video clip of 18th March, as a ‘good moving horse’ and having ‘shaped well’ when sent up a steep grass gallop which Malton Trainers use to see ‘where they are’ with their String of 2yos.
Weatherbys Super Sprint
At the Early Closing Date of 1st March, Richard felt it appropriate to make an Entry for our Colt in the Weatherbys Super Sprint – total race value £200,000 – to be run at Newbury on 16th July 2022.
Goffs UK Premier Yearling Stakes
By going through the Ring at this year’s Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sales, our Colt became eligible for the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Stakes over 6f to be run at York Racecourse on Thursday 18th August 2022. The value of this race is now (January 2022) set at £250,000.
Now aged 19 years, CAMACHO (GB) (a son of the top-class sprinter-miler Danehill), is a well-established Sire of precocious 2yos which can train-on. His best-known offspring include Signora Cabello (highest Rating 115, winner of the Group 2 Queen Mary at Royal Ascot and another Group 2 at Maisons-Lafitte), My Catch (highest Rating 112, winner of a Group 3 at Meydan), With Thanks (highest Rating 110, winner of a Group 3 at Naas), and Teppal (highest Rating 110, winner of a Group 1 at Longchamps).
The Colt himself is the first foal of a daughter of one of the leading sources of top-class sprinters – DARK ANGEL, sire of the brilliant BATTAASH (highest Rating 127, winner of over half of his races, most of which were at Group level), HARRY ANGEL (highest Rating 125, World Champion Sprinter as a 3yo), and MECCA’S ANGEL (top class Mare with a highest Rating of 122, winner of half of her races – half of these being at Group level).
CAMACHO himself ran only 6 times (all as a 2yo), winning a Listed race over 6f at Haydock and coming second in the Group 3 Jersey Stakes over 7f at York in 2005. It was suggested that he was ‘stretched’ over that additional furlong.
Richard and Robin have enjoyed plenty of success with progeny by CAMACHO. These include:-
Arctic Feeling (Highest Rating 102) – Winner of 12 of his 91 races (placed 11 times) and over £139,000. Purchased as a Yearling for €17,000.
Powerallied (Highest Rating 90) – Winner of 7 of his 55 races to-date (placed 12 times) and over £102,000. Purchased as a yearling for £16,000.
Our Boy Jack (Highest Rating 89) – Winner of 8 of his 74 races (placed 19 times) and over £68,000. Purchased as a Yearling for £36,750.
Foxy Clarets (Highest Rating 85) – Winner of 3 of her 17 races (placed 3 times) and over £32,000. Purchased as a Yearling for £18,000.
As referred to above, our Colt is PRYING PANDORA’S first foal.
PRYING PANDORA (IRE) – by DARK ANGEL (FR) – is out of an unraced Mare – LENIENCY (IRE). She, in turn, is out of Listed winner and Group 2 second placed EASY OPTION (IRE), the Dam of 8 winners from 8 runners.
She was purchased in 2014 at the Arqana Yearling Sales, Deauville, for €85,000 and trained by Richard Fahey for the duration of her racing career. She achieved her highest Rating of ‘82’ as a 3yo and continued to run pretty much at that level throughout her 4yo career, retiring as a 5yo in 2018.
PRYING PANDORA’S statistics are as follows:-
The upfront and all-inclusive ‘Budgeted Cost’ of a 6.5% Share is £3,800 to the end of the 2022 Flat Season. This single payment is due upon joining the Partnership, there being no additional monthly payments, and covers all anticipated costs.
Since the ‘Budgeted Cost’ has been assessed on a conservative basis, it is entirely possible – but not guaranteed – that there will be a fairly significant ‘surplus’ at the end of the 2022 Flat Season. Any such surplus, which on numerous occasions over past years has been in the range £500-£1,000 per Share in relation to horses owned by both ‘Let’s Go Racing 1’ (and sister Partnership, ‘Let’s Go Racing 2’), belongs to the Partners.
Other aspects of being a Partner include:-
– Provision of an ‘Owner’ Racecourse Badge whenever the Colt is racing. [*]
– A formal Partnership Agreement being in place.
– Publishing of annual Partnership Accounts prepared by an independent Accountancy Firm.
– Prize money due to Partners being credited in full.
– Regular visits to Richard Fahey’s Stables.
– Public Liability Insurance being in place for the Partners.
– Mortality Insurance being in place – for the Colt!
– Regular contact from an attentive ‘Partnership Manager’!
[* Due only to possible ‘non-availability’, provision of more than 4 Owner Badges cannot be guaranteed if the Colt is racing at certain ‘high profile’ Meetings such as Royal Ascot – it can happen!]
Those interested in becoming involved in ’Let’s Go Racing 1’, as a Partner owning this Colt, should contact either John Wicks on 01751 475396 or Richard Fahey on 01653 698915 in order to obtain more information and arrange a convenient ‘viewing date’.