Pioneer Horse Racing are delighted to of secured this strapping and athletic son of Shirocco out of Milan mare Breffni Gael.
He is by current sire sensation Shirocco, who himself is by none other than National Hunts very own sire of sires Monsun. Shirocco’s progeny have really came into their own in recent seasons with a lot of promising individuals showcasing their talents in both the P2P sector and under rules including Gordon Elliott’s Champion Bumper placed mare Queens Brook, Your Darling – described by Henrietta Knight as the nicest horse she has brought since Best Mate, Lieutentant Rocco and Good Time Jonny. Shirocco has also produced household names such as Minella Rocco, Rock the Kasbah and the multiple grade 1 winning superstar Annie Power. More information can be found on Shirocco’s winners on the following links: http://www.rathbarrystud.com/cms/stallions/shirocco/winners/ & https://www.racingpost.com/profile/horse/572780/shirocco/progeny
His dam Breffni Gael is herself a multiple winner under National Hunt rules and P2P whilst many of her siblings also won over fences. Breffni Gael is by the newly crowned National Hunt sire Milan who has produced household names such as Jezki, Monalee and Santini to name only a few. She hails from the family of Fighting Fifth hurdle winner Batabanoo.
As a damsire Milan is showing strong credentials with examples being Grade 1 winner Coney Island and Talkischeap. The Shirocco x Milan line is only a young one but is showing its promise from the off with a nice horse in Ebony Gale being bred on this line whilst the signs for the future are full of encouragement with £210,000 P2P purchase Unbreakable Bond being bred on it with more horses to come over the next few seasons under rules and P2P.
This gelding already stands at 16 hands 1 in height and is still growing, he is currently going through the breaking in process and the plan will be to have him in training towards the end of Summer. His stature will give owners plenty of options in the future and he looks a prime candidate of going through the ranks and becoming a staying chaser in time. Please see below videos of him with rider on top and also a video of him being lunged.
Fees start from:
20*% – €2600 – purchase fee – €480 per month from 1st September 2020
20*% – £2350 – purchase fee -£440 per month from 1st September 2020
10% – €1300 – purchase fee – €240 per month from 1st September 2020
10% – £1175 – purchase fee – £220 per month from 1st September 2020
5% – €650 – purchase fee – €130 per month from 1st September 2020
5% – £568 – purchase fee – £115 per month from 1st September 2020
2.5% – €325 – purchase fee – €70 per month from 1st September 2020
2.5% – £284 – purchase fee – £60 per month from 1st September 2020
*The first person to take 20% will have naming rights to the horse and also any 20% shareholder with have name included on racecard.