The Two Year Old Gelding GUN

$1,000.00NZD for a 1% share


Location: Singapore

Trainer: Donna Logan

Sire: Extreme Choice

Dam: Murtle Turtle

Price (incl. GST): 10% share $10,000|5% share $5,000|2.5% share $2,500 |1% share $1,000
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About The Two Year Old Gelding GUN

The 2yo Gelding, GUN, is by Australia’s most expensive Stallion at Stud, Extreme Choice, out of the winning and Stakes placed Mare Murtle Turtle – he has been acquired by Fortuna Racing for A$45,000 from the March (early) Inglis Digital Sale and will be sent to Singapore to race. He will agist in New South Wales for eight to ten weeks before flying to Singapore where he will join the other Fortuna Racing runners at the Te Akau Racing training complex at Kranji Racecourse, headed up by our Singapore Trainer, Donna Logan.

As a non winner, GUN will be eligible to contest Restricted Maiden Grade events in Singapore, a Grade which carries S$75,000 of prizemoney (approx NZ$85,000). Once winning in that Grade, he will then be eligible to race in Novice Grade, a Grade which also carries S$75,000 of prizemoney (approx NZ$85,000). As a Three Year Old in the 2023/2024 Seasons, GUN will be eligible for the very lucrative Three Year Old Series run during May and June 2024


GUN has an exceptionally strong Pedigree page – bred and sold by James Ferguson of Bell River Thoroughbreds for A$775k at the 2022 Inglis Classic Sale, he is by Australia’s  most expensive Stallion(Stud Fee A275k), EXTREME CHOICE, the Sire of over 41 winners from just 64 runners, including 9 Stakes winners, such as Stay Inside (winner of the Golden Slipper), She’s Extreme (Champagne Stakes – Group One) and Espiona (Coolmore Stud Stakes – Group One). His Dam Murtle Turtle was a winner as a 2yo, ran 2nd twice at Group 3 level, is the dam of four foals to race, with three of them being winners, including the Hong Kong winner, California Deeply

Click HERE to view his pedigree

Training & Race History

GUN was bought as yearling  by James Harron Bloodstock, who put together a high profile ownership group to race him, clearly with “Stallion making” prospects in mind. He was prepared by Michael Freedman at Randwick – he had two trials in Sydney  in the early Spring of 2022, but proved very Colty, so was gelded and freshened. He resumed with a trial 9th January 2023 finishing 2nd and followed that up with a winning trial performance 24th January and made his race day debut at Canberra 3rd February, where he ran very wide on the turn finishing in 6th place. He then raced at Newcastle 25th Feb, running more professionally, beaten just 2.3 lengths. Click HERE to see that race replay – he is in the dark green silks. His ownership group then made a decision to move him on because they were only interested in racing “Stallion Prospects”

Physical Type

Standing at 15.25 hands high and tipping the scales at 452kgs, GUN is a lovely physical type – he passed his vetting inspection (conducted by Dr Ramiro Pellegrini) with no issues– he scoped before and after exercise at Grade Two, had no vices and trotted up in very sound condition – Dr Ramiro has issued the Malaysian Racing Association Vet certificate as a “pass” and accordingly he can be admitted to Singapore as a racehorse. 

GUN – Randwick 1st March

Syndicator’s View

John Galvin comments on this latest acquisition 

“Gun has a profile that is very typical of most of the horses we have bought off the Inglis Digital platform in the past five years or so. A very well bred 2yo that was owned by a high profile Ownership Group, clearly with a Stallion career in mind, he needed to be gelded after trialing twice  – they then endeavoured improve his profile for sale by trying him as a gelded horse, but as often happens in this situation, they rushed him along and, with no win from two race day starts, they moved him on. Horses we have acquired in recent years of this profile are Federation (6 Singapore wins), Brutus (5 Singapore wins), Entertainer (7 Singapore wins), King Arthur (9 Singapore wins), Red Rover (3 Singapore wins), Ellis Ness and Deception (2 Singapore wins each) and our most recent winner (on debut) Knippenberg. GUN has had four trials and two race day starts and shown us enough from those to indicate he can be a successful racehorse in Singapore – particularly now that our acquisition of him will result in a decent break away from the track so that he can grow and develop”

 Click HERE to see GUN parading 1st March

Trainers Views

Fortuna’s Singapore Trainer, Donna Logan comments about GUN 

“This  is a lovely horse that John has acquired – I have viewed his trials and races and can see he has a very nice action – we have also obtained rider reports from those who have ridden him and those reports are very positive – to my eye, he is a horse who has been rushed along in his 2yo preparation and who will benefit from getting more time to strengthen and mature – he will get that time as he agists in New South Wales before coming to Singapore – I am looking forward to having him in my barn and I think he is capable of being a very successful racehorse in Singapore”


Former Four Time Champion Singapore Trainer, Mark Walker, now heading up the Te Akau New Zealand operation, assisted John Galvin in analysing GUN – he comments as follows

“John and I (and now Donna Logan) have had much success in Singapore over the past few seasons buying horses out of the Australian On Line Sales with horses of just this type of profile – types that are by leading Sires, that are lightly raced and that have shown us enough from their Australian trials and races to suggest they can be very good race horses in Singapore. Obviously he caught the attention of the very best judges when he went through the ring as a yearling and sold for what was a record price for Extreme Choice at that time. His trials and races show that he was being pressured too early, but now that he is in our system, we know how to fix that with good feeding and time to mature and develop”

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  • Shares available right down to 1%.
  • 10% share $10,000 – 5% share $5,000 – 2.5% share $2,500 – 1% share $1,000 (all pricing in NZ$) 
  • Share price includes all Initial Costs (Purchase price, Promoters Fees, Transport to Singapore, Insurance through to 31st January 2024, and Working Capital of over $7,000 approx
  • Monthly ongoing costs from 1st June 2023 – from that date ongoing costs are – 10% share $440 per month – 5% share $220 per month – 2.5% share $110 per month – 1% share $44 per month.
  • Monthly ongoing costs can alternatively be paid up to 12 months in advance as an option for subscribers by Bank Payment or Credit Card
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