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Fortuna 3yo SIR DARCI makes it three career wins with Te Rapa victory

SIR DARCI in action Te Rapa 15th March 2014

SIR DARCI in action Te Rapa 15th March 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fortuna Syndicates 3yo SIR DARCI ( Darci Brahma-Dominant) put in a strong  performance at Te Rapa Saturday 15th March  earning  his third win from eight starts, as he fought the length of the straight to get his nose in front in the $17,500 Red Cabs (Hamilton) Ltd Rating 85 Benchmark event over 1600m with in form Sam Spratt aboard. Watch Race Replay HERE

A fortnight from a top effort for second in the Lindsay Mile at Ellerslie on Derby Day, SIR DARCI started favourite as adverse conditions worsened.

Bred by The Oaks Stud, home of Darci Brahma, SIR DARCI  was a $140,000 purchase, selected  by David Ellis from the 2012 New Zealand Bloodstock Premier Yearling Sale for  Fortuna Syndications.

SIR DARCI  overcame the inclement weather of Cyclone Lusi which saw the track was down-graded to a dead 4, impressing his trainer, Jason Bridgman. “It was a good tenacious win against older horses in a Rating 85. The track conditions were marginal for him today but he settled nicely and he quickened so fast on the corner that he probably got to the front a little too soon. It was very brave for him to keep finding like he did,” he said.

Fortuna Director John Galvin agreed, saying: “It’s never easy for a three year old to beat older horses, particularly when you are out of your grade. Jason has been very patient with him, letting him strengthen, and his natural ability carried him through today. His last two starts have been top efforts, so we were happy to see him get another win.”

Jockey Sam Spratt had plenty of praise for her mount, saying “he is a lovely horse , he travelled up nicely and  got to the front so easily, I was afraid I had gone too soon but he kept finding as they came to him. It was a big effort.”

Next on the program for SIR DARCI  is the Group 3 Manawatu Classic for 3 year olds over 2000m at Awapuni on March 29. This has been his target race ever since he was taken out of the Derby. John Galvin explains, ” The Derby simply came up too quick for him but he is looking for more ground, so the 2000 metre trip of the Manawatu Classic should suit him nicely.”

SIR DARCI is raced by the Fortuna Sir Darci Syndicate, an ownership group of over thirty individuals.

Big Day for FORTUNA horses Sat 1st March with three runners, headlined by KING SAVINSKY in the Group One TV3 NZ Derby

King Savinsky winning Rotorua January 2014

King Savinsky winning Rotorua January 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KING SAVINSKY contests the 2400 metre New Zealand Derby Saturday 1st March, a great thrill for the 30 Members who make up the Fortuna King Savinsky Syndicate. A true staying type, he will be in the event at the finish but does have a very wide draw for his jockey, the highly experienced, Hayden Tinsley, to overcome. A graduate of the 2012 Karaka Select Sales KING SAVINSKY is by Savabeel out of the Stravinsky mare, Lynisky.

Earlier in the day, the talented 3yo gelding, SIR DARCI ( Darci Brahma-Dominant) will look to make it two wins in a row when he takes on a small but classy field in the Lindsay Mile, a Listed event over 1600 metres. Raced by the Fortuna Sir Darci Syndicate, SIR DARCI will be ridden by Matt Cameron.

Meanwhile, at Hastings, the promising 2yo Filly, DARCI’S DREAM ( Darci Brahma-Sweet Dreams Baby) also a last start winner, steps up to 1200 metres on an Open 2yo event. She will be ridden by leading apprentice, Michael  Dee.

 

 

 

 

 

Dream result for DARCI’S DREAM at Te Aroha

DARCI'S DREAM winning at Te Aroha 14th February 2014 Picture courtesy of Race Images Palmerston North

DARCI’S DREAM winning at Te Aroha 14th February 2014
Picture courtesy of Race Images Palmerston North

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Promising Two year Old filly, DARCI’S DREAM turned her owner’s dreams into reality when producing a strong tough win in a 1000 metre event at Te Aroha on Friday 14th . Drawn at barrier three in a field of seven, DARCI’S DREAM was ridden on the speed by leading jockey, Matt Cameron. Turning for home, Cameron sat tight but then released the breaks as challenges were mounted by other runners. In a finish described by Fortuna Director, John Galvin, as a “real dogfight”, DARCI’S DREAM prevailed in a four way finish. ” Full credit to Matt Cameron for his vigour in the finish,” said Galvin, ” that made all of the difference.” Click HERE to watch Race Replay

Owned by the Fortuna Darci’s Dream Syndicate, (an ownership group of  30 individuals) and acquired by Fortuna Syndications at the 2013 Karaka Select Sale for $45,000, DARCI’S DREAM ( Darci Brahma-Sweet Dreams Baby), nicknamed “Baby” by her owners, has always show early promise, winning a trial in August 2013 before making a race day debut at Ellerslie at the end of October. She was given a break after her solid but unplaced performance that day and commenced a new preparation pre Christmas before  winning another trial on 4th February ahead of tackling the Te Aroha event.  “From here, we will keep pressing on to the better quality races,” said John Galvin, “she deserves an opportunity to be tested against the best 2yo’s and subject to her coming through Friday’s race in good shape, she will get her opportunities.”

DARCI’S DREAM is trained by NZ’s leading Trainer, Jason Bridgman of Te Akau Racing.

Fortuna acquired the full sister to DARCI’S DREAM at the Karaka 2014 Select Sale; shares still available in her @ $8,000 per 5% share.

SIR DARCI wins stylishly at Ellerslie

The Good 3 surface at Ellerslie’s twilight meeting last evening was a far cry from the rain soaked surface of the Karaka  3yo Mile event on 26th January, SIR DARCI’s last race. The torrential rain that evening effectively extinguished the strapping 3yo’s chances on that occasion, however he made amends in emphatic style when taking out the Rating 65 event over the 1600 metre trip yesterday.

With just a seven horse field, there was always a strong chance that the race would be a tactically run affair, so SIR DARCI’s connection took no chances with tactics and planned to race the horse handy. Jockey Matt Cameron executed the race plan perfectly, slotting in on the rail just behind the leaders. The pace was muddling and so was always going to develop into a sprint home. As they turned, Cameron eased SIR DARCI ( Darci Brahma-Dominant) off the rail, came around two horses and set sail for home. His turn of foot proved devastating and he went to the line a length and a half clear of the opposition. Click HERE to see race result and Video Replay

Fortuna Director, John Galvin, expressed relief after the race. ” We have always had a high opinion of the horse,” he said.” but race conditions have been against us the last two starts, so he needed to answer some questions for us today and he has done so in no uncertain terms. We can now aim at some of the higher grade 3yo races to be run over the coming months.” 

Bred by The Oaks Stud, SIR DARCI was selected for Fortuna by Te Akau Supremo, David Ellis at the Karaka 2012 Premier Sale and is trained by Jason Bridgman. He is owned by the Fortuna Sir Darci Syndicate, an ownership group comprising 30 individuals.

SIR DARCI

SIR DARCI

FORTUNA acquires KING SAVINSKY’s full sister at Karaka Select Sale

SAVABEEL-LYNISKY Yearling Filly

A full sister to FORTUNA 3yo KING SAVINSKY, a well performed galloper who contests the Group Two DARCI BRAHMA WAIKATO GUINEAS at Te Rapa on Saturday 2nd, this Filly is an imposing type with plenty of size and scope to her. KING SAVINSKY has always presented as a strong, staying type and this Filly has very similar physical characteristics. David Ellis, who identified her for FORTUNA, describes her as follows, ” if you ever wanted to have a Mare capable of contesting the big Australian Cups races, this is the one; she has all of the physicality needed for such events- as a 3yo, she will undoubtedly be a contender for the Oaks events in both NZ and Australia.”

A 10% share can be acquired in this Filly of $14,800, a 5% share for $7,400 and a 2.5% share for $3,700. These initial costs include the cost of the horse, GST, Sales and Promoters Fees, Karaka Million Fee, Pearl Series Fee, Insurance Premium through to 31st January 2015 and over $12k of working capital. Ongoing costs which commence 1st April 2014 are $300 per 10% share, $150 per month per 5% share and $75 per month per 2.5% share.

Applications can only be made after Investors have perused and signed the NZ Thoroughbred Racing approved Disclosure Statement. This can be obtained from Fortuna Director, John Galvin by emailing john@fortuna-nz.com or calling John on (+64) 21 921 460.

Fortuna Ltd is an Authorised Syndicator in accordance with the Code of Practice established under The ( New  Zealand) Securities Act (Bloodstock) Exemption Notice 2002

FORTUNA acquires two Fillies and a Colt at Karaka Premier Sale

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Bachelor Duke-Keepa Cruisin Filly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BACHELOR DUKE-KEEPA CRUISIN FILLY

Lot 75 by boom Stallion BACHELOR DUKE out of KEEPA CRUISIN (By Keeper). KEEPA CRUISIN is a half sister to the might SEACHANGE but was a Group One winner in her own right, taking out the Levin Classic as a 3yo and also winning the Group 3 Desert Gold Stakes as well as running 2nd in the Group One NZ 1000 Guineas. An August foal, she ticks all of the boxes physically and with this pedigree, she will have excellent residual value as a future broodmare proposition, particularly if she can perform well on the race track. David Ellis has her marked in his notes as “strong, physically imposing filly, Oaks type.”

$16,000 for  a 10%  share, $8,000 for a 5% share and $4,000 for a 2.5% share. This includes all initial costs and fees and insurance through to 31st Jan 2015 and over $12k of working capital in the Syndicate account. Ongoing expenses commence 1st April 2014 @ $300 per month per 10% share, $150 per month per 5% share and $75 per month per 2.5% share.

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IFFRAJ-NATURO Filly

IFFRAJ-NATURO Filly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


LOT 152. This is an absolute steal. Earmarked by Mark Walker as a “straight to Singapore” option, she was knocked down to Mark for less than half what he was prepared to pay. By IFFRAJ out of NATURO ( By Postponed), we are still shaking our heads as NATURO won the Group 2 Matamata Breeders Stakes and the Group Two Hawkes Bay Highview Stakes and was the 2nd top Filly on the 2yo Free Handicap that year. Physically, she ticks all of the boxes, Mark has her in his notes as a “real runner”.

$8,000 for a 10% share, $4,000 for a 5% share and $2,000 for a 2.5% share. This includes all initial costs and fees and insurance through to 31st Jan 2015 plus all of the costs of getting the horse to Singapore once she has ben broken in and prepared here in NZ. It also includes over $12k of working capital in the Syndicate account. Ongoing expenses commence 1st April 2014 @ $300 per month per 10% share, $150 per month per 5% share and $75 per month per 2.5% share.

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SAKHEES SECRET-SPIN N GRIN Colt

Lot 266 Yearling Colt by SAKHEES SECRET out of SPIN N GRIN. Another horse identified by Mark as a “straight to Singapore” option, this Colt, like the two Fillies above, is out of a top quality mare in SPIN N GRIN, who won the Group Two Eight Carat Classic at Ellerslie and also ran 2nd in theGroup One Te Aroha Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes. SAKHEES SECREThimself was a very, very fast racehorse, rated as the fastest horse in the world in 2007, taking out the prestigious July Cup at Newmarket as a 3yo competing against the older horses. At Karaka 2013, we acquired a SAHKEES SECRETfilly, now a talented 2yo called SECRET SPICE, who is about to go to Singapore and she has been dream to handle and train. Again, this horse was knocked down to us well below our budget and we are very pleased to own him. Mark has him in his notes as ”a strong 3yo type.”

$7,600 for a 10% share, $3,800 for a 5% share and $1,900 for a 2.5% share. This includes all initial costs and fees and insurance through to 31st Jan 2015 plus all of the costs of getting the horse to Singapore once he has been broken in and prepared here in NZ. It also includes over $10k of working capital in the Syndicate account. $300 per month ongoing for a 10% share commencing 1st April 2014, $150 for 5% and $75 for 2.5%. This Colt represents huge value given that his all up syndication cost is just $76,000 and yet when he first starts in Singapore, he will contest a race with minimum prizemoney of $75,000.

Disclosure Statements are available for all these three syndicates; if you have interest in participating in one or more, please do not hesitate to contact Joh Galvin by email john@fortuna-nz.com or call me directly 021 921 460.

Applications can only be made after Investors have perused and signed the NZ Thoroughbred Racing approved Disclosure Statement. This can be obtained from Fortuna Director, John Galvin by emailing john@fortuna-nz.com or calling John on (+64) 21 921 460.

Fortuna Ltd is an Authorised Syndicator in accordance with the Code of Practice established under The ( New  Zealand) Securities Act (Bloodstock) Exemption Notice 2002

 

 

 

SIR DARCI contests Karaka Three Year Old Mile on Karaka Million evening-Ellerslie

SIR DARCI winning Poverty Bay 22nd September 2013

SIR DARCI winning Poverty Bay 22nd September 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORTUNA’s promising 3yo SIR DARCI ( Darci Brahma-Dominant) steps out in the $100,000 Karaka 3yo Mile at Ellerslie Sunday 27th January. On an evening dominated by the $1m Karaka Million event for 2yo’s, the Karaka 3yo Mile is, nevertheless, a very worthy undercard event.

SIR DARCI, who won a Maiden race at Gisborne in September, was then spelled and on resuming, ran a close up 4th at Taupo and then a bold third at Ellerslie over 1400 metres on 11th January, setting him up nicely for the 1600 metre event at Ellerslie today. Fortuna Director, John Galvin, reflects on SIR DARCI’s prospects. ” The two well performed fillies in the event, Spellbinder and Hera are clearly strong prospects given their form and ratings and the set weight conditions of the race, however SIR DARCI has taken strong natural improvement from his two resuming runs. From his nine barrier draw, he will be ridden mid field and rider Kelly Myers will endeavour to use his turn of foot to finish the event off strongly. 

Bred by The Oaks Stud, SIR DARCI is trained by NZ’s leading trainer, Jason Bridgman, is a graduate of the 2012 Karaka Premier Sales where he was selected for Fortuna by David Ellis  and is owned by the Fortuna Sir Darci Syndicate, an ownership Group consisting of thirty one people.

FORTUNA 3yo KING SAVINSKY wins at Rotorua 6th January

KING SAVINSKY wins stylishly at Rotorua
by Jeff Dore

King Savinsky in work

Backed as if unbeatable, and rightly so given his form, King Savinsky(3 g Savabeel – Lynisky, by Stravinsky) delivered the desired result in the Mills Reef Winery & Restaurant Maiden 1950 metres on Jan. 6 at Rotorua, and in doing so gave the trainer and jockey combination, Jason Bridgman and Matt Cameron, their third success for the day.

Each on top of their game, leading their respective premierships, with Bridgman having already gained 45 wins this season, and Cameron 73 in the saddle, the duo made the seven-race programme their own with additional dominant wins by the promising debutante Equanimity (More Than Ready) and the strapping newbie Rapid Gain (Flying Spur).

Purchased by Te Akau principal David Ellis for $90,000 at the 2012 NZB Select Yearling Sales, from the draft of Phoenix Park, and owned the Fortuna King Savinsky Syndicate (managed by John Galvin), King Savinksy rated as one of the best Maidens in the country given his form in stakes races and the stakes victories around him.

At his previous start he ran home solidly for fourth on Dec. 15 in the Championship Prelude (Listed, 2100m) at Ellerslie, with the second placed horse Show The World (High Chaparral) going on to win the Championship Stakes (Gr. 2, 2100m). Prior to, he finished sixth to subsequent Royal Stakes (Gr. 2, 2000m) winner Rising Romance (Ekraar) in the Trevor Eagle Memorial (Listed, 1500m) at Ellerslie. And with form behind subsequent 2000 Guineas (Gr. 1, 1600m) winner Atlante (Fastnet Rock) in the Canterbury Stakes (Listed, 1600m) at Riccarton, and Great Northern Guineas (Gr. 2, 1600m) winner Puccini (Encosta De Lago) when second to him at Taupo, he was clearly the one to beat.

Starting at the top of the straight, King Savinsky was sent forward to take up a handy position in fourth. Nicely poised at the 600 metres and unimpeded when staking his claim around the home turn he stayed on in good fashion to win by three-quarters of a length.

“I think we should give the credit to Jason (Bridgman) for his ability to analyse the horse’s racing pattern and he made the decision to bring him back to a weaker grade and take the blinkers off,” said Fortuna boss John Galvin. “The form around him had been very good and the horses finishing in front had all been performing, and at times he had not quite been doing everything right – changing legs in the run for example. But today he was very relaxed and I was interested to note that he never gawked around in the straight, whereas in the past, even with blinkers on, he was keen to look around.

“So, I think Jason might have worked the oracle by ironing out that little wrinkle,” said Galvin. “It’s a fantastic syndicate of owners and I think there was eighteen including myself there today; they travelled from all over the country to come and watch him race.

“One of my questions to Matt (Cameron) after the race was: ‘is he still a Derby contender’? And he said ‘yes, for sure’. So I guess races like the Waikato Guineas (Gr. 2, 2000m) [Feb. 1 at Te Rapa] or Avondale Guineas (Gr. 2, 2100m) [Feb. 15 at Ellerslie] are still on his agenda,” said Galvin.

“Obviously, bringing him back from good company to Maiden company and he wins by a length, but he did win strongly, on a track that doesn’t really suit him, it’s a bit hard to gauge the quality, hence my question to Matt. We have pitched him into the deep end several times before, so I don’t see any reason why we should stop doing so when we’re only seven weeks away from the Derby [$750,000 NZ Derby (Gr. 1, 2400m) March 1 at Ellerslie]. So, we need to keep pressing on in good company and let him tell us whether he’s up to the grade or not. He is a dead-set staying type and I think a Dead4 or 5 would suit him better for sure but there have been more wet Derbies than dry Derbies in recent years,” said Galvin.

 

OUR RIVER DANCER starts Singapore Friday 22nd November

Fortuna 3yo, OUR RIVER DANCER, seeks to win for the first time tonight in a Maiden event over 1600 metres on the Polytrack. He is is Race 2 @ 11.50pm NZ time. Nicely drawn, he is down in grade and has the very experienced Lisa Allpress in the saddle.

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FORTUNA acquires 2yo KEEPER COLT at Ready To Run Sale

Two Year Old Gelding

by KEEPER out of HIGHRANK

Acquired 19th November at Karaka Ready To Run Sale

$4,700 for a 5% share

Keeper-Highbank Colt

Keeper-Highbank Colt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Identified by Mark Walker as one of his top picks from the pre sale Breeze Up Gallops, David Ellis inspected this horse on behalf of Fortuna and gave it the thumbs up.  Click HERE to view the breeze up. The Keeper  is on the near side ( No 33). Note that this Horse will go straight to Singapore to race once he has had additional  preparation here in NZ and trialled; we anticipate a date of travel will be around mid February.

KEEPER needs no introduction as a high quality Sire, who consistently features  in the top Ten Sire list in NZ and whose progeny have had much success in Singapore and Hong Kong,  while the Dam Sire is GENERAL NEDIYM, one of Australia’s leading Sires and the Grandam Sire is none other than the mighty ZABEEL.

On arrival in Singapore this horse will be racing for S$75,000 at his first start as a Maiden horse (compared to just $7,000 in NZ). As well as that, he will be eligible to compete in the very lucrative 2yo Series events run during May, June and July. The May event carries prizemoney of S$500,000 (note that Singapore $$ and NZ $$$ are almost identical). As a 3yo from 1st August 2014, he will be eligible for two sets of 3yo Series, one series run in the Spring, the other run in the Autumn, culminating in the Singapore Guineas run in May 2015 for a Stake of S$500,000.

Initial Costs for a 10% share are $9,400, a 5% share $4700 and a 2.5% share $2350. Note initial costs include the full cost of transportation and quarantine  to Singapore plus over $9,000 of working capital and insurance coverage until 31st January 2015. Ongoing costs are $300 per month per 10% share, $150 per 5% share and $75 per month per 2.5% share commencing 1st January 2014. There are no other costs.

Contact John Galvin directly 021 921 460 or email HERE if you wish to participate in the ownership of this powerful Horse. You can also call our Freephone number 0800 100 667 at any time (24/7) and either speak to us or leave a message.

Applications can only be made after Investors have perused and signed the NZ Thoroughbred Racing approved Disclosure Statement. This can be obtained from Fortuna Director, John Galvin by emailing john@fortuna-nz.com or calling John on (+64) 21 921 460.

Note, all pricings are in NZ$.

 

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