£550 for 2.5% plus £75 per month fees
Category: Unraced horses
Date of Birth: 23 Mar 2016
Sire: Epaulette (AUS)
Dam: Jackline (GB)
Dam Sire: Diktat (GB)
From The Front Racing is delighted to offer a 15% share in the stunning Epaulette filly Epona. This can be split into smaller shares starting from 2.5%.
Epona, a March foal, was purchased from the Goffs UK Yearling Sale at Doncaster last September and is in training with the hugely successful Keith Dalgleish in Carluke, Scotland. She is out of the Diktat mare Jackline, who was placed on the track and has produced two prolific winners already. Both her successful progeny were speedy sorts, so the pairing of Jackline with the speed influence Epaulette is an exciting prospect.
Jackline is nicely related, being a half-sister to the Grp-3 winning two-year-old Elnawin. Her sire Diktat is gaining something of a reputation as a broodmare sire, his mares having given in the last couple of seasons the Grp-1 winner Speedy Boarding, Grp-2 winners Cable Bay and Beat The Bank and the Grp-3 winner Invincible Army.
When purchased at the sales, Epona was a standout on looks and she has continued to please since going into training. Her trainer Keith Dalgleish, who trained 86 winners last season, commented about the youngster, 'she's a lovely horse, she looks the part and has a fantastic attitude - you can't ask for more than that from a filly. There's something about her.'
Clearly, Epona has grown into a stunningly athletic-looking filly who swaggers as she walks and has a great attitude.
Since her purchase, the sire Epaulette has had his first stakes winner in Australia, whilst his first northern hemisphere two-year-olds that ran last season included the Grp-3 placed Mcmunigal. A dual Grp-1 winner and half-brother to the sire sensation Helmet, Epaulette is a young sire whose career will surely take off soon and it's highly likely that his progeny will increase in value as a result.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing syndicate that is enjoying lots of success. Epona looks a very exciting prospect for this season and beyond.