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Open Day 2019 - A Big Thank You!

Dear Friends,

It was great to see so many of you at our recent Open Day. This sort of event just couldn't happen without the combined efforts of countless people - a huge thanks to everyone who pitched in to make the day work so well.

Thank you so much also to everyone that came to visit - it was an excellent turnout of 250+ on the day and the weather was perfect. Congratulations to our competition winners: Ross Burbidge
 who will be joining us on Sunday at Plumpton as 'Owner for a Day' of Enforcement, The Seabright Family - winners of the Great Keighley Kake-Off, and Isabelle & Lydia Stenson who correctly guessed the weight of Cheltenham legend Champion Court.

We hope you all found the visit both fun and informative - if you liked what you saw and would like to discuss a step into ownership please don't hesitate to get in touch, especially if you would like to see some of the horses for sale again in private.

On that note, we have shares available in some extremely exciting horses including a few shares left in the eye-catching and superbly bred Black Prince and the Morozov gelding Mozzaro whose relatives are already making waves on the track. Some shares were claimed on Open Day so if intending to register interest then our advice is: don't delay!

In our youngstock we have just a few shares left in our Califet yearling 'Herbie' from the same stud as Champion Court; and also one share left in our Sans Frontieres yearling 'Basil'. There's also the Black Sam Bellamy foal nicknamed 'Spice Boy', full brother to the talented Spice Girl.

Mr Mafia with Richard Johnson on board gave us on Friday a timely reminder of what it's all about - giving his rivals what the commentator called 'a lesson in galloping and jumping'. There's a race report below with a link to the race replay to enjoy. 

As ever, give us a call if you'd like to attend a sale, discuss any aspect of ownership, or arrange a visit to view any of the horses or yearlings for sale.

Race Report - Newton Abbot Friday 20th September

Mr Mafia, with Richard Johnson on board as usual, continued in the form of his life to resume winning ways at Newton Abbot on Friday with a career best and really likeable performance to win the Davondale Electrical Handicap Chase. 

The oldest in the field at 10 years old he made all of the running ensuring a strong pace and gradually drew the sting out of the opposition with a relentless display of jumping and galloping to win with his ears pricked by three lengths.

His third win over fences under the Champion Jockey this summer we are especially delighted for his owner Peter Boggis who was understandably emotional in the winners' enclosure.  

Watch the Replay


Open Day 2019 In Pictures
A huge turnout in sunny weather made for a fantastic Open Day
Martin keeps a watchful eye on proceedings
The equiciser was popular with visitors of all ages
Little & Large: Leighton Aspell and Freddie Keighley
There was plenty to enjoy...
...and some truly stunning entries into the Great Keighley Kake-Off
The well-deserved winners of the Kake-Off and Guess The Weight collect prizes from Martin and judge Neil Lloyd of our sponsors FBC Manby Bowdler

Dates for your diary

October 23rd – 25th, Goffs Doncaster Autumn Horses in Training Sale
October 25-26th - The Showcase, Cheltenham
October 28th – November 1st, Tattersalls Newmarket Autumn Horses in Training Sale

Horses in Training sales are ideal opportunities to pick up a high potential 3yo that could be aimed at the Triumph or Fred Winter Hurdles at the 2020 Cheltenham Festival, as well as ready-to-go older horses.
If you are interested in attending any of the above events please get in touch
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Ownership Opportunities & New Horses


Black Prince
5yo bay gelding by Falco

ex Thamara by Street Cry

A 20-owner syndicate.  Free lease so no capital cost whatsoever. All-inclusive cost per share:  £1,250 p.a. or £105 p.m. from 1st October 2019

There will not be many better bred nor more imposing horses in National Hunt racing than Black Prince.  He is a most striking individual with a lovely nature, and has always been a gentle giant.  Believe it or not, the photo is him as a yearling.

On breeding he should have been a sprinter, out of a classic Sheikh Hamdan al-Maktoum dam line at Shadwell.  His sire is Falco (top-class miler who won the French 2000 Guineas in 2008) while the dam is multiple-winning Thamara, by Street Cry who sired the famous Breeders’ Cup winner Zenyatta.  Falco, however, has sired National Hunt winners, the best known of whom is Peace And Co who won the Triumph Hurdle at the 2015 Cheltenham Festival.

He was bought by Ron Huggins, who owned the Ascot Gold Cup winner Double Trigger. Anthony Honeyball trained him to race thirteen times, and in his last six runs he finished 1st, 2nd, 3rd x 2 and 4th. His debut juvenile hurdle run was excellent, with the Racing Post describing him as “a sure-fire winner in waiting”. Unfortunately he picked up an injury, came to us for some TLC and seems to have made a full recovery. The last horse we acquired from Anthony Honeyball was Solstice Star who has since won eight times for us and loves our carpet gallops. All crossed for the same result with Black Prince.

For further information please contact Paul Davis on 07307 194998 (email: or call Belinda on 07979 694866.


4yo bay gelding by MOROZOV

ex Baraza by Kalanisi

£4,400 + VAT per 10th share and £240 per month for all training fees and keep

This horse caught our eye from the minute the sales catalogue was published as it is a dam line that a number of our owners know well, containing the very promising young novice chaser Indian Hawk with Nicky Henderson and the very exciting dual-winning 4yo bumper, Melekhov, with Philip Hobbs. 

He is a notably good-looking horse, an excellent mover with a really athletic swagger about him. Gerry Hogan absolutely loved him, and we snapped him up for somewhat less than we expected to have to pay, probably because the sire is not particularly well known. By contrast Simon Munir and Isaac Souede paid £110k for Indian Hawk.

Morozov is by Sadler’s Wells and has already sired three encouraging young horses in Eduard, Opening Batsman and Marshal Zhukov. Our lad is the third foal out of Baraza, and her first two foals have already won multiple times: Kinari has won four times to date over fences while Fletcher has won twice over hurdles. We are confident that our gelding will maintain Baraza’s 100% strike rate with winners to runners 

Enquiries to Martin on 07767 472547 or Jon Hughes on 01451 850780.


Full Brother to Spice Girl
 Foal by Black Sam Bellamy

We'll be repeating the success of last years' NH foal purchase programme this year with a planned two purchases that we intend partnering out in ten shares. The idea is to buy one at the Tatts NH foal sale in November in order to supplement one that we have just bought privately even though he won't be at the yard until towards the end of October.

This recent purchase is going to be an exciting and very reasonably priced addition to the band as we have bought a full brother foal to Spice Girl, yet to be officially  named, who we are already nicknaming 'Spice Boy'. Being a full brother, this means that he is sired by Black Sam Bellamy, of course - who has sired many top class horses and who sadly died last July, and so Spice Boy is one of his last foals on the ground.

Spice Boy is still with his dam but will spend the next couple of months at Batsford Stud until it is time for him to be weaned and, once we have a companion for him, he will be brought to one of the paddocks at the yard. He's a lovely looking colt with excellent conformation and, as you can guess, Martin is delighted to have the full brother to the tremendously gutsy Spice Girl as one of this year's incoming foals. We're still confirming the price per share, but it's likely to be in the order of £1000 per share which, I think you will agree, is tremendous value for a full brother to Spice Girl. Please let me know if you are interested as we are anticipating a lot of interest in him due to the large fan club that his talented full sister possessed.

Contact Paul Davis for details on 07307 194998

Four shares left

'Herbie' - Brown gelding - Califet ex Clondalee

Purchase Price for 10% share = £2745 + VAT (£549) = Total £3294 to include all costs up to June 30th 2019. Contribution for keep: £75 per month per 10% share from August 2019 onwards 

Califet is a tremendously exciting stallion who has produced some outstanding horses from his days standing in France, including the likes of Clarcam, Blue Dragon and Carriacou who last month won the 1/2 million euro Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris at Auteuil under Davy Russell. Five years ago he was moved to Boardsmill Stud in Ireland (who consigned our fellow) and so his first Irish bred stock are now 4 years old and are just hitting the tracks. He has large numbers on the ground and is a stallion we're going to be hearing a lot more of, and we have most certainly purchased Herbie at the right time.

Even though Herbie is quite a late foal (May 20th) he is a big lad, stunning looking, very sensible and should grow to be a large chasing type. He is a half-brother to Kagney who is trained by Noel Meade and has won 2 of his 6 races being rated 127 in the process. He reminds Martin and Belinda very much of Champion Court and comes from the same stud as well. An exciting prospect.

'Basil'- Bay gelding - Sans Frontieres ex Killoughey Babe

Purchase Price for 10% share = £1745 + VAT (£349) = Total £2094 to include all costs up to June 30th 2019. Contribution for keep: £75 per month per 10% share from August 2019 onwards 

Sans Frontieres is a young National Hunt stallion also going places. He is owned by the National Hunt arm of Coolmore and stands at The Beeches Stud in Ireland. His eldest progeny are now 5 and so have just completed their first 'proper' season racing and already he has sired some exciting winners, such as Mystic Dreamer who won a bumper at Cheltenham in April; the Simon Munir / Isaac Souede owned Lomachenko who was an impressive winner for trainer Nicky Henderson; and the very useful winners Treasure Dillon and Mister Eddman. He also has several point to point winners that have gone through the auction ring at Cheltenham in the past few months.

Basil was superb value when we bought him at the Tattersalls foal sale in Ireland because he was one of the first lots through on the Monday morning before most people were at the sale and Gerry Hogan and Paul looked at each other in disbelief at the price we got him for. He's now a well grown yearling with a very intelligent head and a lovely kind nature. His dam has produced Senor Lombardy, who cost €125,000 as a four year old just two years ago and has since gone on to achieve a rating of 137 with the trainer Keith Dalgeish and further great things are expected of him. If Senor Lombardy goes on to be a very good racehorse (as we think he will) and if Sans Frontieres becomes a National Hunt stallion force to be reckoned with (as we think he will) then we've got a lovely youngster on our hands.
Want to know more? Contact Paul Davis on 07307 194998 for details 

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Martin, Belinda, Freddie, Harry and all the team at Condicote Stables

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