FORTUNA acquires DENMAN Colt 1st Day of Magic Millions Sale on Gold Coast

Fortuna’s Thoroughbred Selectors, David Ellis and Jamie Richards have selected a classy Yearling Colt for Fortuna by the Stallion DENMAN out of the Fastnet Rock Mare, LONDON REBEL. This mare is a 3/4 sister to the outstanding Hong Kong galloper Scintillation (12 wins -several at Listed Level and 4th placings in the Group One Hong Kong Sprint and the Group One Hong Kong Mile) and also a 3/4 sister to Shania Dane, (5 wins in Sydney, two at Group Two and one at Group Three) and a half sister to Risk Aversion (5 wins in Australia including one at Listed level). His Pedigree page is full of black type with a definite speed bias in the pedigree. DENMAN, a son of the Champion LONHRO was a nine time winner on the track himself including the Group One Golden Rose in Sydney.

I had told David and Jamie that I would like to buy a Colt that was physically correct, an early type and one who looked as if he had the physical attributes to be a runner as a 2yo, so that we could have a crack at the A$2m  Magic Millions 2yo event to be run on the Gold Coast on the 2nd Saturday of January 2018. Jamie called me about an hour before this horse came into the ring to say that they thought this horse met all of that criteria and would probably meet our budget criteria as well. Here is what he said to me after their successful purchase; “John, this is a really athletic type of horse, physically correct and who passed his Vet checks with flying colours. Of average height and an early foal (24th August), he looks to be a real running type and we are confident he can make a nice Two-Year-Old. His pedigree page is hard to fault with a lot of natural speed in the bloodlines; we are really happy to secure this horse to train for you and your owners.”

Denman-London Rebel Colt - Click to enlarge
Denman-London Rebel Colt – Click to enlarge

Click HERE to see a video clip of this lovely horse parading

The plan for this horse is to bring him back to NZ in the next few days, let him have two to three months in the paddock at Te Akau Stud, then break him and give him his first stable preparation with the aim of getting him to one of the first sets of trials in the new season commencing 1st August. Assessment at that time will then determine his ongoing racing plans, but the A$2m race on the Gold Coast 15th January 2018 is very much in our sights.

 Shares Available as follows  – 10% share – NZ$12,500; 5% share – NZ$6,250; 2.5% share – NZ $3,125; 1% share NZ$1250 – Ongoing monthly costs commencing 1st April 2017  of NZ$340 per 10% share, $170 per 5% share, $85 per 2.5% share and $34 per 1% share.

 Shares include Cost of Horse, GST, Promoter Fees, Magic Million Fee, Transportation to NZ, Insurance to 31st January 2018 and Syndicate Working Capital of over $8,000

Applications can only be made after Investors have perused and signed the NZ Thoroughbred Racing approved Disclosure Statement. This can be obtained from the Syndicate Promoter, Fortuna Ltd (Director John Galvin), by emailing HERE or calling John 021 921 460. Visit

Fortuna Ltd is an Authorised Syndicator under a Code of Practice administered by New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Inc for regulating Thoroughbred Syndications. Details of the Offer are contained in the Disclosure Statement relating to the Offer


See Pedigree Below (click to enlarge)