True North is a two-year-old bay colt by Henrythenavigator out of Cosmic Fire. This very good looking and correct individual was purchased at the Tattersalls Yearling Sale (Book 2) and was a real stand out. This colt is a half-brother to the very useful Ray's The Bar, who won a maiden at Ascot on his debut before heading to America and finishing third in a Grade 3. A fine, upstanding colt, he should be a mid-season two-year-old and his size and scope suggest that he will improve with time. Henrythenavigator was a top racehorse for Ballydoyle and won the Coventry Stakes as a two-year-old, before landing the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket, beating New Approach by a nose. He has produced a number of high-class offspring, including George Vancouver, who was an impressive winner of the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf.
True North is in training with Sir Mark Prescott in Newmarket. Sir Mark is one of the most successful and well-respected trainers in the world and his meticulous approach is second to none. He has trained a number of top-class horses during his forty-plus years at Heath House, including Champion Sprinter Pivotal, Confidential Lady (French Oaks), Hooray (Champion Two-Year-Old filly) and Elite Racing Club's Group Group 1 winner, Marsha.
"I really liked this colt at the sales and he certainly fills the eye. He has lots of scope and I could not be happier with how he has taken to life in training. He does everything asked of him and is well ahead in his education, having already sat upsides." Sir Mark Prescott
Flat (turf) rating: N/A
True North does not yet have a rating as he has not yet run in three races.
This syndicate lasts until 1 November 2017.
This syndicate is divided into 0.033% shares and each share costs £53 (including VAT). There will be nothing extra to pay, no matter what costs are incurred during the syndicate period. The syndicate is subject to the usual 'Owners Group' terms and conditions. The current maximum number of shares that can be purchased by one person is 300 (10%).
Yulong Xiongba is a five-year-old bay gelding in training with Julie Camacho.
Yulong Xiongba recently returned to the racecourse for a pipe-opener on the Flat and the plan now is to send him hurdling. Yulong Xiongba has shown plenty of ability when schooled over hurdles, so the signs are good that he has potential in that sphere.
Rated 65 on the Flat, Yulong Xiongba landed his first win for his owners in July 2016 at Carlisle.
Flat (turf) rating: 65
Note: On 22 March 2017, there were 8,491 (flat turf) horses with an official BHA rating, the lowest being 1 and the highest 122. The median average is currently 70.
This syndicate lasts until 1 October 2017.
This syndicate is divided into 0.04% shares and each share costs £36 (including VAT). There will be nothing extra to pay, no matter what costs are incurred during the syndicate period. The syndicate is subject to the usual 'Owners Group' terms and conditions. The current maximum number of shares that can be purchased by one person is 250 (10%).
This syndicate is for the former Elite Racing Club broodmare 'Oceans Apart', who last gave birth to a stillborn and has yet to establish herself but does come from the prestigious 'Ffestiniog' family. The intention is to breed a racehorse and, if the owners decide to proceed through the syndicate periods, they will hopefully eventually race the progeny. See the Terms and Conditions for more information.
Oceans Apart is in foal to Sir Percy and she will hopefully deliver a healthy foal in April/May 2017.
Sir Percy was an extraordinarily consistent racehorse and won the Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes as a juvenile before finishing runner-up to George Washington in the 2,000 Guineas and landing the Derby at Epsom. With an exceptional Timeform rating of 129, Sir Percy proved to be tough and sound and he has enjoyed a great start to his career at stud. Sir Percy is renowned for producing winners and his offspring usually do well at two before progressing well.
This syndicate lasts until 30 November 2017.
This syndicate is divided into 0.05% shares and each share costs £32 (including VAT). There will be nothing extra to pay, no matter what costs are incurred during the syndicate period. The syndicate is subject to the usual 'Owners Group' terms and conditions. The current maximum number of shares that can be purchased by one person is 200 (10%).
Oceans Apart resides at Maurice Camacho's stud in Malton, North Yorkshire.