Skip to content
Horse on the gallops

Horses for Sale – Shares Currently Available

If you would like to discuss buying shares in our horses, please contact Jon Hughes by phone on 07958-763159, or email on jon@ownersforowners.co.uk. He would be delighted to deal with any questions you may have, and can quickly arrange for you to see the horses at their yards. Please also look at our Partnership Principles which can be found elsewhere in this section. We pride ourselves on running high-quality and fully transparent partnerships and syndicates.

Mozzaro – 4yo Bay Gelding by Morozov ex Baraza (by Kalanisi). Trainer: Martin Keighley.

Mozzaro
  • Purchase price per tenth share: £4,400 + VAT, paid as a lump sum on joining the syndicate.
  • Annual training fees and associated costs per tenth share: £240 per month.

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, our specialist NH bloodstock agent, 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 Indian Hawk, owned by Simon Munir and Isaac Suede, paid £110k for their fellow.

Morozov is by Sadler’s Wells and has already sired three encouraging young horses in Eduard, Opening Batsman and

Mozzaro Chart

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.

Baraza’s dam line is a French classic line including top horses such as Behera, the Champion 3yo Filly in Europe in 1989, and Gr.2-winning Behkara. Baraza is a half-sister to the 7x winner Banasan whose victories included the Kerry National at Listowel under Ruby Walsh. Also included in the dam line is Behrajan who won the Tolworth Hurdle and Pillar Property Chase at Cheltenham. It is clear that our lad has a pedigree that is steeped in successful jumping blood.

He was broken in by the expert pre-trainer, Martin Jones, showing a good attitude, but it was soon apparent that he was quite a backward sort and needed plenty of time to grow into his frame. Martin thinks he is a really grand type, showing a lot of promise. After his summer holiday he will come back into full training in July, and we will then kick on with him.


 

“Herbie” – Yearling Brown Gelding by Califet ex Clondalee (by Presenting). Trainer: Martin Keighley.

Califet
  • Purchase price per tenth share: £2,745 + VAT, paid as a lump sum on joining the syndicate.
  • Annual keep fees and associated costs per tenth share from July 2019 onwards: £75 per month

Several years ago we changed our policy on buying ready-to-go, ex-point-to-point horses, to go up the equine supply chain and buy foals and yearlings. We felt there was much greater value to be found at a fraction of the cost of bloodstock in the fashionable store horse and boutique sales. The policy has been very successful and we have had a number of high-quality wins, particularly with Acey Milan and Melekhov. We’re continuing with this policy and have entered into a partnership with Paul Davis, who runs the Martin Keighley Racing Partnerships (MKRP). Owners for Owners has 50% of the horse (nicknamed “Herbie” – he will be properly named in due course),
and MKRP has the other half.

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 won the €0.5m Grand Steeplechase de Paris at Auteuil under Davy Russell. Five years ago he was moved to Boardsmill Stud in Ireland (who consigned Herbie), and so his first Irish-bred stock are now four years old. He has large numbers on the ground and is a stallion we

Califet Chart

are going to be hearing a lot more of. It looks likely that we purchased Herbie at the right time, as Califet’s stud fee and the prices of his progeny are rising rapidly.

The dam, Clondalee, has already produced a number of winners and there are some top-quality National Hunt horses in the dam line, particularly Addington Boy, who won the Mildmay Novices’ Chase at Aintree and the Tripleprint Gold Cup at Cheltenham; The Dutchman, winner of the Peter Marsh Chase at Haydock; and Lord Noelie, who won the Sun Alliance Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. The dam herself is by the top sire, Presenting, so there is an excellent page and good breeding behind Herbie.

Even though Herbie was quite a late foal (20th May), he is already a big lad, stunning to look at and with a very sensible, confident and straightforward nature. On looks, conformation and pedigree, there is no reason why he should not grow up to be a sturdy chasing type. It will be interesting to see how his half-brothers get on. One of them Kagney, trained by Noel Meade, has already won two of his six races, being rated 127 in the process. Herbie reminds both Martin and Belinda Keighley of Champion Court and, indeed, he comes from the same stud as well. There will be a lot of pleasure to be gained by watching Herbie develop over the next few years, as he enjoys himself in the superb turnout paddocks at Martin Keighley’s yard in the North Cotswolds.


 

Foal with its mother
on the gallops