Category: Horses in training (Flat)
Sire: Zoffany (IRE)
Dam: Dufoof (IRE)
Dam Sire: Shamardal (USA)
County: North Yorkshire
MASTER ZOFFANY - 2018 BAY GELDING BY ZOFFANY (IRE) EX DUFOOF (IRE) (2012)
UPDATE 29/9/20: A distant 3rd in bad ground at Musselburgh, a good 5th at Chester (2nd has won since), and now a very impressive winner of a Class 4 (0-85) Nursery at Ripon. [Racing Post: "...travelled into the race like a dream and, having weaved his way through to lead, soon scampered right away".]
UPDATE 20/8/20: The time has come for debut, an Entry now having been made at Musselburgh on Wednesday 26th August....
UPDATE 15/7/20: Shaping OK and he tries. Intended debut now likely to be around mid-August. Already a decent size, he grew again so has been given a little more time!
UPDATE 2/6/20: All still going well. In the video clip (below) of him on the Gallops, look at him picking-up on that older Lead Horse into and out of the bend! Richard's comments: "Grand, hardy horse"... "No issues at all"... "Just gets on with his job"... "Happy horse"... "Grown a bit, done well."
'Let's Go Racing 2' has just ONE 6.5% Share remaining available in this attractive two-year-old winning Gelding named MASTER ZOFFANY. [Note: A good name! 'Master' both because he's a son of 'Mister' Zoffany and also because Johannes Zoffany was a 'Master' Portrait Artist of the 18th Century.]
This friendly Partnership, welcoming to new members, is run by John Wicks who has managed the 'Let's Go Racing 1' horses (current horse 'Luis Vaz De Torres', a multiple winner) in Training with Richard Fahey since 1999. This is an opportunity to become involved in 'Full Ownership' of a Racehorse, in the hands of one of the UK's top Trainers, on a basis that represents true value-for-money.
Foaled on 6th April, 2018, MASTER ZOFFANY was bred by the well-respected Round Hill Stud (Co. Limerick, Ireland) and went through the Ring at Tattersalls 'Book 3' ('bought-in' at 18,000gns) on 17th August. Upon going into Training at Richard Fahey's Musley Bank Yard, the Vendor agreed to the transfer of Ownership to 'Let's Go Racing 2' (in which Richard holds Shares) at the 'bought-in' value - an option which Richard recommended to the Partnership.
In his 13th April write-up for Sporting Life's 'Stable Tour' features, Richard said this about his 2yos: "We bought more staying types for this year. They’re hard horses to get but there’s a programme set out or them. We didn’t keep away from the sharp ones but also bought a lot who needed a bit of time so the lockdown hasn’t been a disaster for them. Tony Hamilton reckons this is the best bunch we’ve ever had – he’s an extremely good judge who doesn’t usually say things like that. I hope he’s right."
MASTER ZOFFANY is bred to be an 8f (maybe 'plus') horse as a 3yo so he 'approaches' the type to get a little further than the Yearlings which Richard has tended to buy over recent years. He's straightforward and proved a quick learner, being 'ridden away' and on Richard's Gallops as early as 6th December 2019 after being 'backed' only 3 weeks earlier. Having progressed to easy Canters over a stiff 6f by the end of 2019, he was allowed the time to continue to strengthen. Given his breeding and the fact that he is a 6th April foal (and a decent size), there's been no rush over his preparation so the delayed start to this year's Flat Season has been 'irrelevant'. We hoped we had something to look forward to and judging by the way he won his third Start at Ripon in August - see video - we have!
ZOFFANY is established amongst the leading young sires of 2yos, including of ALBIGNA, winner of the Group 1 2019 Prix Marcel Boussac. Master Zoffany himself is the second foal of a daughter of SHAMARDAL, sire of 2019 champion 2yo PINATUBO and 2019 champion sprinter BLUE POINT, and from an excellent family which includes multiple champion ARDROSS (runner-up, by a 'Head', in the 1982 Prix de l'Arc de Triomph), and unlucky 2019 Melbourne Cup runner-up MASTER OF REALITY.
ZOFFANY himself was a Group 1 winner as a 2yo and the following year was joint top-rated Miler in Ireland. He was second, and closing, by only ¾ length (making up ground from the back of the Field) to Frankel in the Group 1 St James' Palace Stakes, over 1 mile, at Royal Ascot in June 2011.
DUFOOF - by SHAMARDAL (USA) and out of a Listed race winner (EVENSONG (GER)) - was in Training with William Haggas when in the Ownership of Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum. A 90,000gns Yearling, she was unraced as a 2yo and raced just twice (in July Maidens) as a 3yo. She was 3rd over 7f at Doncaster and then last at Chelmsford City over 1 mile where something presumably was not as it should be since she didn't race again.
To-date, DUFOOF is the Dam of 2 runners from 2 foals of racing age, the second foal being our (winning) Master Zoffany.
Terms [Please do read the whole of this Section to get a true idea of what's on offer]
The upfront and all-inclusive 'Budgeted Cost' of a 6.5% Share from 8th November 2020 to the end of the 2021 Flat Season will be provided on request. This single payment is due upon joining the Partnership, there being no additional monthly payments, and covers all anticipated costs.
Since the 'Budgeted Cost' will have been assessed on a conservative basis, it is entirely likely - but not guaranteed - that there will be a fairly significant 'surplus' at the end of the 2021 Flat Season. Any such surplus, which on numerous occasions has been in the range £500-£1,000 per Share in relation to horses owned by both 'Let's Go Racing 1' and 'Let's Go Racing 2', belongs to the Partners.
[Note: All of our Partners are of equal 'status' since all Shares are set at 6.5% only. No Partner with, say, a 3.25% Share will participate in the same overall 'experience' at half the cost incurred by another Partner who might have, say, a 6.5% Share. Additionally, fixing all Shares at 6.5% means there'll not be an 'overcrowded' Parade Ring when MASTER ZOFFANY is running.]
Other aspects of being a Partner include:-
- Provision of an 'Owner' Racecourse Badge whenever MASTER ZOFFANY is racing. [*]
- A formal Partnership Agreement being in place.
- Annual Accounts being produced.
- Prize money due to Partners being credited in full.
- Regular visits to Richard Fahey's Stables.
- Public Liability Insurance being in place for the Partners.
- Mortality Insurance being in place - for the Gelding!
- Regular contact from an attentive 'Partnership Manager'!
[* Provision of more than 4 Owner Badges cannot be guaranteed if MASTER ZOFFANY is racing at certain 'high profile' Meetings such as Royal Ascot - it can happen! - since additional Badges may simply not be available. Every attempt would be made to get around such a problem, however, as was achieved when 'Royal Ascot' was held at York Racecourse in June 2005 and additional Owner Badges were obtained via online 'Sources'. Of course, over-riding all of this is the fact that current [27/10/20] COVID-19 restrictions mean that the maximum number of Badges that can be made available is 6 at any one Meeting.]
Those interested in becoming involved in 'Let's Go Racing 2', as a Partner owning a 6.5% Share in MASTER ZOFFANY, should contact either John Wicks on 01751 475396 or Richard Fahey on 01653 698915 in order to obtain more information.
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