Fortuna acquires a Merchant Navy Colt from the NZ Bloodstock Yearling Sale – A definite “Karaka Million” Type

Lot 85 – the Yearling Colt by the Emerging Stallion MERCHANT NAVY out of ANCHOVY (By Galileo) has been acquired by the David Ellis/Fortuna Racing combination

Given the stable name “Salty” he will now spell at Te Akau Stud in the Waikato ahead of being broken in and will then be prepared for racing in New Zealand by nine time Premiership winning Trainer, Mark Walker of Te Akau Racing Stables at Matamata

David Ellis comments about this Colt “Merchant Navy was a great racehorse and is an exciting young stallion and this Colt looks to have many of his attributes. On the dam side, he is out of a Galileo mare, out of a Storm Cat mare, and Kingmambo mare and you can’t get better international blood than that – he is closely related to two European Champions, DUKE OF MARMALADE and RULER OF THE WORLD, both who have gone on to be very good Stallions at Stud – This Colt looks like he’s going to be an early Two Year Old runner and I gave him a B + when assessing him and is particularly good buying at the price we secured him for.”

Click HERE to listen to the Te Akau and Fortuna Trainer Mark Walker, talk about this high quality Colt

This Colt will be syndicated by Fortuna to its clients and the general public – Syndicate paperwork still being prepared but shares will be available down to 1% and we are taking expressions of interest NOW  – $11,000 per 10% share, $5,500 per 5% share, $2,750 per 2.5 share, $1,100 per 1% share all inclusive of GST, Fees, Karaka Million Fee, Insurance to 31 Jan 2023 and working capital

Ongoing costs start 1 June 2022 at $40 per month per each 1% share

Click HERE to see the Sales Page for this Colt, including a parade clip – he has been given the Stable Name “SALTY”

Click to see Pedigree  PedigreeContact John Galvin HERE to express interest