FONSECA - THE RED CLUBS PARTNERSHIP 2 SHARES REMAINING
A 16 Share Partnership, trained by Andrew Balding
Bay or brown filly, born 28 April 2010
by Red Clubs ex Guajira (FR)
This filly is a half sister to Richard Fahey's promising colt Gabrial, who was a fast-finishing and unlucky 5th in the Group One St James Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.
(Lot 702 Tattersalls Book 2)
It’s been over 20 years since we have had a high-class filly amongst our graduates. That filly was Miss Demure, who won the Lowther Stakes at
Red Clubs himself was an outstanding sprinter trained by Barry Hills, winning the Coventry Stakes (GR2) at Royal Ascot as a two-year-old before taking the Haydock Sprint Cup (GR1) as a four-year-old, winning or placed in a further 11 Group races in between. Retired to Tally-Ho Stud in Ireland in 2008, his first crop had produced 24 two-year-old winners of 34 races from 62 runners up to 18/10/11, making him 2011’s leading first season sire by number of winners at that date, with a strike rate of 39%. By the leading sire Red Ransom, Red Clubs had all the makings of a successful sire of fast two-year-olds. Tragically he died at the stud after an accident, so this will be his last crop.
This filly’s dam is Guajira, who won three races in France and has already produced a useful two-year-old this year in Gabrial, who won his first two starts impressively for Richard Fahey, before being injured in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot and has not run since.
This most attractive, racy filly was sold to us with a strong recommendation from David Powell of Catridge Farm, who also sold us Charles The Great last year. Like him, she will also be trained by Andrew Balding. We paid 38,000 guineas for her.
This will be a 16 Share Partnership @ £6,200 per share with the first payment due on signing of £3,320 and the balance of £2,880 due by 31st March 2012.
The cost of a share includes all charges, including management charges, through to the end of October 2012. Assuming the horse is trained for a further year, we would estimate that the cost per share would be a maximum of £665, payable 1st November 2012, and £1,850 payable 1st April 2013 (to include the management fee) with a further £715 payable 1st August 2013 in the event that the horse has failed to win any prize money.