Fortuna secures “Cups Type” Stayer from UK Tattersalls Horses In Training Sale

The New Zealand based syndicator, Fortuna Ltd, was active on the 3rd day of the Horses In Training Sale at Newmarket going to 85,000 Guineas to secure Lot 923, WITHOUT ENVY, a 3yo Gelded son of Lope De Vega out of the winning Danehill Dancer Mare Purple Pearl, from the draft of Park House Stables. Represented on the ground at Newmarket by International Bloodstock agent, Hubie De Burgh, Fortuna Director, John Galvin, watched the sale online from his NZ home. “We had had a couple of others slip through our fingers earlier in the sale, nice horses that went for more than our budget, however we had zeroed in on this horse as he is a lightly raced 3yo (1 start for a strong  2nd at Ascot in a Novice Stakes race 1st October). Clearly a slow maturing type, he is a big strong individual who should be ideally suited for distance racing in New Zealand/Australia. Big thanks to the Fortuna Trainers, Jamie Richards (NZ) and Mark Walker (Singapore) who assisted me in researching suitable lots.”

Prepared in the UK by Andrew Balding, WITHOUT ENVY will be trained in New Zealand by NZ Champion Trainer, Jamie Richards of Te Aaku Racing where he will be initially prepared for Staying Events in NZ such as the NZ Cup, Wellington and Auckland Cups and, if good enough at that level, could then tackle some of the staying features in Australia.

WITHOUT ENVY – 3yo Gelding by Lope de Vega out of Purple Pearl

Click HERE to see WITHOUT ENVY parade at the walk and trot

Click HERE to see WITHOUT ENVY’S debut (and only) race over 2400m at Ascot 1 October – rider has white cap and red jacket

This was the 3rd time that Fortuna had acquired a horse at the Tattersalls Horses in Training Sale, having bought LEADERBOARD (Street Cry) for 70,000 Guineas in 2018 and KHAFEEF (Champs Elysees) for 28,000 Guineas in 2019. Both these horses hold nominations for the 3200m New Zealand Cup to be run at Riccarton on 13th November.

“A significant percentage of the shares in WITHOUT ENVY have already been pre-ordered by existing Fortuna clients,” says John Galvin,but shares will be available to the general public in parcels right down to 1% with each 1% share @ NZ$3,000 with ongoing costs at $40 per month per 1% from 1st April 2022 – This initial outlay is all inclusive and includes cost of horse, freight and quarantine costs to NZ, promoter fees, insurance to 31 Jan 2023 and working capital. We are finalising compliance paperwork shortly and once done, interested parties can order shares off our website – this is a great opportunity for people in NZ/Australia  and other parts of the world to take a share in a Irish/UK bred staying type – as we know these types are dominating middle distance and staying races, including the big “Cups” races in Australasia

Expressions of interest in WITHOUT ENVY can be made HERE

or call/text John Galvin 021 921 460