Mr. Mohammed Nankoo Shariff of the Shariff racing Stable bought two horses from the yearling sale held last month at the Stud Farm Association (SFA) Yearling Sale, held in front of the Racehorse Trainers Association (RTA) Pavilion, at Santa Rosa Park, Trinidad and Tobago.
One is a dark bay filly which is a full sister of 3-year-old champion Dark Treasure which has 5 wins in Trinidad & Tobago. Dark Treasure last win was on Saturday October 25, 2014, the day before the yearling sale. Dark Treasure is the older brother of import Gold de Clover from Trinidad & Tobago which is also owned by the Sheriff Racing Stable. Gold De Clover won its first race at the Kennard’s Memorial Turf Club last race meet. The animal is also the half brother to champion 2yr old Storm Bird of The Inshan Bacchus Racing Stable.
Mr. Inshan Bacchus, who was also a buyer from the sale, purchased a giant bay filly out of U.S. stud CHARISMATIC CAT and Trinidadian Broodmare MAID OF HONOUR with seven wins in Trinidad & Tobago.
The massive Jumbo Jet Racing Stable bought four yearlings from the sale. The lot included a Chestnut filly out of Trinidadian stud TOP OF THE CLASS and U.S. Broodmare My Statute.
Among some of My Statue folds are Graded which won 12 races and Serenity a former champion in Guyana which was owned by the Jumbo Jet Stable. The horses are expected to be in Guyana sometime in December. The yearlings are expected to start as 2yr olds next year June, 2015.
Some other champion Thoroughbred runners were also purchased and are being imported into Guyana. Leading the pack and coming to the Shariff Racing Stable is a Champion 4yr old Jamaican Gilding PLUM PLUM, with seven wins in Trinidad. The animal is expected to start racing in the E3 category in Guyana. Another top runner expected to be in Guyana shortly is JUST CALL ME BASS a 3yr old Jamaican Bay Colt taken by The Jagdeo Stable with two wins in Trinidad. It will enter in the G1 category on its arrival in Guyana. Those horses among others are expected to land in Guyana at any moment.
The Guyanese buyers, who usually purchase horses in double digits, only bought seven horses. Owner/breeder Nasrudeen Mohammed explained: “There is a downturn in our industry also. The track owners are not getting along and this has resulted in the horse owners not knowing the future of the game, and they are not investing. Hopefully, when this is ironed out, we will be buying more horses.”
Former West Indies Captain and world test leading wicket taker Courtney Walsh and owner Stephan Narinesingh for a brief moment took up the running as top buyer in the Yearling Sale.
They signed the sale ticket for Lot 58, gobbling up a strong-looking bay son of Storm Past/Enchanted Alex for a price of $150,000. The colt was bred at the late Ainsely Mark‘s Leeclare Stud Farm, Toco.
However, during the day two other buyers topped the Walsh. Narinesingh pitch with purchases of $155,000 each. Narinesingh speaking to the media expressed his pleasure with the purchase, “I am happy to build a new partnership with Sir Courtney Walsh. It was the right moment, and the right time. He always wanted to race a horse in Trinidad.”
Walsh added: “We are good partners in Jamaica. I look after him there and he looks after me here. And our trainer will be Anthony Nunes and Brian Harding, who is a very good friend of mine.
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