horses for sale

1/5 SHARE FOR £6,950
2022 COLT
time test (GB) X arbella (Gb)

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 Tattersalls Yearling Sales, Newmarket, in October 2023.

This colt is a fine-looking individual who hails from a very good family.  Born on April 7th, he is a very good size and moves with a nice walk. He has very correct conformation and a lovely attitude. He has settled into Highbeck Stables very well. The breaking process went very smoothly and he is now cantering gently on the gallops every day.

This horse’s pedigree is an exciting one with him being a half-brother to three performers who have achieved the elusive and much sought-after black type. His breeding and looks suggest that he will see the racecourse a few times at two years, possibly debuting over 7 furlongs in mid-summer. It is fair to expect that he will improve as a three-year-old, but he looks far from being a backward type who will be unable to compete as a two-year-old.


Time Test is still in the relative infancy of his career as a stallion. 2023 is only the third year for the sire to have had runners, and yet he has had over 80 individual sons or daughters who have won. Over the last three years his book of mares has increased in size, and in quality too.

As a racehorse, Time Test, who was bred and owned by the world-class operation Juddmonte, was a top performer. He was trained in the UK by Roger Charlton, before being switched to Chad Brown in the US for his last three runs. Typically campaigned by the excellent and patient Charlton, Time Test raced only three times as a two-year-old, winning on his second start over 7 furlongs, and finishing second in his two other runs.

 He hit the ground running at three years, winning a very good handicap followed by the Group 3 Tercentenary Stakes at Royal Ascot over 10 furlongs, scoring in impressive fashion. He showed his versatility by dropping back to a mile later in the year and added the Group 2 Shadwell Joel Stakes at Newmarket to his record.

Time Test came out punching again as a four-year-old, winning first time up in the Group 3 Brigadier Gerard Stakes (10f) and two starts later the Group 2 York Stakes, beating the Grade 1 winning Mondialiste. Between these two triumphs, he was an excellent 3rd in Group 1 company in the Eclipse. He was then transferred to the US where in only 3 runs, finished 2nd twice in Grade 1 races, and again 2nd in a Grade 3. He was subsequently retired to stud.

As a sire, Time Test is already on the scoresheet with producing Group race winners. They include Crypto Force (Gp 2), Rocchigiani (Gp 3) and Romantic Time (Gp 3).  He appears able to sire two-year-olds, sprinters and middle-distance horses. He looks an exciting stallion to follow.


Arbella was a talented race mare trained by the late Walter Swinburn. She was quite lightly raced having injured a hock as a three-year-old. Clearly connections held her in high regard from the outset as she was allowed to contest the Group 3 Sweet Solera Stakes on just her 3rd start, finishing an excellent 4th, before she had even won her maiden!

On her second start as a four-year-old, Arbella finished 3rd in a Group 3 at Chester, which turned out to be her penultimate start. She ended her racing days at her peak, winning the Listed Pinnacle Stakes at Haydock over 12 furlongs on heavy ground, gaining a Racing Post Rating of 100 for that performance. She obviously possessed plenty of stamina, as well as the precocity to perform to a high level at two years.

Arbella has been a great success as a broodmare. Five of her progeny have won races, three of whom have achieved black type. They are Lat Hawill (BHA 102), William Bligh (BHA 96) and Bellajeu (BHA 98). She appears equally adept at producing milers as well as stayers.


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. However, if some syndicate members do not want to sell, they will have the option (with others, if appropriate) to purchase the horse and race it for a further year. Also, if syndicate members can agree on a sales price between themselves, there will be no need to go to public auction thus saving transport costs and auction fees.  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.

The cost of a fifth share in the partnership is £6,950 (there is no VAT to pay or reclaim on this amount) to secure your share, please pay directly to Highbeck Racing 2 by bank transfer or online payment to Weatherbys Bank Sort Code: 60-93-03 Account Number: 11016272.

Jedd & Andrea O'Keeffe
November 2023

The partnership share is at cost from the purchase date of the horse and is calculated as follows: