We are now delighted to be able to offer the exciting opportunity to buy a share in a yearling colt, pictured above, who was purchased at the Goffs Doncaster Premier Yearling Sales in August 2023.
He is a really good-sized, deep-girthed handsome bay, who has very good conformation and plenty of substance. He has an impressive, athletic walk. He was born on March 16th. He has a lovely temperament and seems to enjoy interaction with people. He has settled comfortably into the surroundings at Highbeck Stables, and we are very much looking forward to breaking him and riding him later this autumn.
The colt has a lovely pedigree, and matched with his powerful, precocious looks, it is expected that he will have a reasonable amount of action on the racecourse at two years. The sprinting side of his breeding combined with a little more stamina on the dam’s side may mean that, although he may not be an out-and-out 5 furlong performer, he should be racing at mostly 6/7 furlongs mostly as a two year old. We look forward to finding out! We plan to make an entry for him in the 6 furlong Harry’s Half Million by Goffs sales race at York with a guaranteed prize fund of £500,000!
This is the first produce from a dam who is expected to be a success at stud, based on her good race record, and the fact that she is from a lovely and long-established Juddmonte family. Viewing of this stunning individual is recommended.
Dandy Man remains a really popular sire, particularly amongst trainers, who find his progeny tough and hardy. They are known to be good to deal with.
As a racehorse, trained latterly by Saeed Bin Suroor after being switched to the UK from Ireland, he was a very smart sprinter. Crowned joint top rated 3yo sprinter in the UK in 2006, and outright top rated 3yo sprinter in Ireland the same year, Dandy Man was a regular and consistent performer in all the top sprints in the UK and Ireland. As a three year old, he won the Palace House Stakes (Group 3), an impressive performance for a horse to beat a strong field of older illustrious competitors so early in the season. Placed in many other Group races, and the multiple winner of Listed races, Dandy Man was at his best at 5 furlongs, but he did win over 6.
As a sire, Dandy Man has had an excellent career. He has produced top class performers such as River Boyne, Peniaphobia, Dandalla, La Pelosa, Mooniesta and Happy Romance. His progeny have won almost £11.5 million in prize-money. Predominantly a source of speed, some of Dandy Man’s best statistics are when he has been crossed with Oasis Dream mares. He boasts a winners to runners figure of 77% on that match.
TIME FOR A TOOT
Born in 2015, this mare by the aforementioned Oasis Dream, is from a great Juddmonte family. She is a half-sister to 7 winners (every horse to run out of her dam is a winner), including Group race performers Disdain and Farhan. Time For A Toot was a useful handicapper who competed largely over a mile, and she seemed to enjoy some give in the ground. She retired with her highest BHA rating of 88. Her final run was her most impressive, winning a very competitive 17 runner handicap at Haydock over a mile by 2 lengths. This performance earned her the flattering Racing Post analysis comment:
“Time For A Toot finished with a wet sail and
swept past the favourite in the final furlong as if he was stood still.”
HIGHBECK RACING 4
This is a small partnership of 5 shares run by Jedd O’Keeffe Racing Ltd with a quarterly charge made direct to the partnership bank account of £250 to cover the administration costs. Each shareholder will be given the chance to choose a name for the horse, the final choice from a list approved by Weatherbys will be drawn by ballot. The partnership is registered for VAT, all of which is recoverable. Any prize money accrued will be distributed annually. A draw will decide which shareholder retains each race trophy won. At the end of the horse’s 3 year old career he will be offered for sale at public auction. Following the sale the net proceeds will be distributed between the partners. However, should a private offer for the purchase of the horse be received in the interim period, a decision on the sale will be determined by majority vote, one vote per share. Should there be no majority, Jedd as syndicator will be asked to cast a deciding vote.
The cost of a fifth share in the partnership is £9,950 (there is no VAT to pay or reclaim on this amount) to secure your share, please pay directly to Highbeck Racing 4 by bank transfer or online payment to Weatherbys Bank Sort Code: 60-93-03 Account Number: 11022559.
The partnership share is at
cost from the purchase date of the horse and is calculated as follows:-
|Purchase Price ex VAT||£ 42,400.00|
|Insurance to August 2024||£ 1,874.00|
|Keep Costs from Purchase to 30/09/2023||£ 1,609.00|
|Opening Bank Balance||£ 3,867.00|
|1/5 Share of Partnership||£ 9,950.00|
The offer to join this partnership closes on 10 October 2023.
Jedd & Andrea O’Keeffe