Season of 'Manolith' Proportions Ahead For YTR

The next fortnight cannot go quick enough for those involved in the flat industry as the illustrious Lincoln Meeting appears on the horizon. The sharp cold mornings of the winter have just started to slacken and failing a deluge over the next 14 days or so, it is all systems go for “turf 19”. Nobody is more enthusiastic about this summer as the team here at YTR. We have spent the last few months scrutinising our plans and played over and over again our ambitions for the season, it is certainly shaping as though it could be a stellar year for our members.

Last October we purchased the Dandyman x Eolith Colt through Jason Kelly Bloodstock at the Sportsman Sale at Goffs. He travelled to David O’Meara’s in Yorkshire and began the breaking process under the tutelage of the Willow Farm team. Having quickly assembled a group of owners who were interested in such a model, we put our minds together and registered the name of Manolith for this attractive colt.

He’s the strong, sturdy type so typical of his sire but he also boasts an eyebrow raising pedigree being the brother of Harry Hurricane. His brother, the Kodiac version, attained a highest rating of 100 when running over 5 and 6 furlongs through his career. Also, much to our owners delight was that he continues to race even in his 7th year showing us the family’s resilience and good levels of soundness. The sky is the limit with this pleasing individual, so much so the team at Willow Farm have advised us to enter him in the Weatherby’s Super Sprint at Newbury on the 20th July. It is a very attractive option should we reach the required level to be competitive as the winner of last year’s renewal was Ginger Nut who was purchased for £23,000. The allocation of weight based on purchase price should work in our favour given the results of the race over the past few runnings.

While the summer looks busy enough for Manolith, the team at YTR will be even busier as the Breeze-Up Sales are set to start in the next few weeks. We are the only group that offer an Introductory Package spanning 6 months for a once-off investment. We aim to buy horses to get you racing and in the past our model has proved to be extremely popular. Our entire ethos is to tailor the horse to the individual so if you think thoroughbred ownership is for you, get in touch ahead of the sales and see if we are the right fit for your interests. We guarantee fun!

Jodi Finucane