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Roaring Rory is a good looking son of Sakhee's Secret and Ollie Pears was pleased to bring him back from the Tattersalls Yearling sales in 2014. Rory has won for his shareholders every single year he has been in training. We won his first race after a few runs as a 2YO and then in 2016 he won again, and was second twice by less than a head as a 3YO. At four and five he won once each season and he has been placed twice at six - and we're sure he'll win before the end of the year!
He is equally at home on the All-Weather or turf. 'Rory' is a compact and powerful sprinting type and he is by a sire whose progeny tend to train on and do well as mature animals. He also showed he can cope with the fibresand surface at Southwell when winning as he liked in November 2017. He is a sprinter, like his parents, and as a result can race more often than other horses.
'Rory' is beloved by his shareholders and indeed by ourselves - which is why we have provided such a low price - this winter will be his last season in training and we want him to have a really big, sell-out following for the six months of his winter season. He deserves to have a big following for his last set of runs because he's a rather special horse. We're pretty sure Ollie Pears will win another race or two with him so he can sign off in style on the All-Weather, a surface he has won on several times.
Ollie says of the gelding: "He's a good looking, wide faced gelding, and is a real delight to have around the yard. He isn't massive but he's a strong gelding and is one of the stars of the yard. He has continued to mature well every year we've had him. However, he's starting to show his age a little now, so this winter will be his last hurrah. He has always walked well, and has no vices whatsoever. His pedigree is solid, and he comes from a family of winners, as he has proved himself."
Roaring Rory is always competitive, running in handicaps, and sometimes sellers or claiming races where the chance of losing him is minimal - but the really important thing about this horse is that he is a real trier. This is why he has a big following and plenty of supporters outside his syndicate too.
We had a few moments in 2018 where Rory was ill and were a little frightened for his wellbeing, but he soon bounced back and was third on his seasonal debut. He has had a wind operation and has been in good order ever since, winning and being placed. We believe he is handicapped to win again this winter.
This gelding simply never gives up, and has won races when seemingly without a chance two furlongs out - but then sticks his head down and runs for the line when others around him are giving up. Ollie has clear plans for the gelding - to win more races! He will make the most of the All-Weather racecourses as Rory loves it around Wolverhampton, Newcastle and Southwell (and has won at each of these tracks!).
Ollie remarked "He is such a great horse to have around - he rarely gets anything wrong with him and he loves his job. He can be ridden by anyone because he's so placid - but put a set of silks on his back and he becomes a different racehorse."
Roaring Rory will race for the remainder of the 2018 winter season and run right through on the All-Weather to April 2020
Rory also has a great temperament - although he will voice his displeasure by whinnying loudly on occasion - hence the first part of his name! However, he is quite trusting of people and is very inquisitive. He is a standing dish in Ollie's stables and is immediately loved by everyone who comes into contact with him! He is a great horse for a first-time owner and really gives value for money.
It is worth noting that he has sold out of his shares every season to date as he is so popular with his shareholders.
Form & Race Plans
The race plans for Roaring Rory are quite straightforward. The fact that this gelding acts well on the artificial surfaces means that he should provide his shareholders with plenty of racing, as he is robust and acts well on the All-Weather circuits.
As this will be 'Rory's' final season, Ollie Pears is aiming to get the gelding into the winners enclosure and finish on a high. However, it's unlikely we will finish on a win - Ollie believes in racing again after a win! Ollie is looking to maintain Rory's record of having won every single season, and we would be delighted if he can do so!
Because he is a sprinter and robust with it, he runs regularly, and assuming he remains fit and healthy throughout the six months of the AW season we expect plenty of fun will be had with him. Your online Racehorse Manager will provide full details of all developments in terms of race planning as the season progresses.
Roaring Rory 2020 (AW) Guarantee
We expect to get 2-5 runs and sometimes more from all our 2YO horses per share period, however, you should expect periods of no racing as a result of recuperation from injury or training setbacks. This share period starts proper at the start of the winter All-Weather season on November 2nd 2019 and runs through the season until April 15th 2020.
During the season the horse may be rested or have time away from the track to recover and it is quite normal for a flat horse to have periods of 3-6 weeks rest between races.
We provide guarantees with all our racehorses. If this horse has a season-ending injury and has not already raced twice during the share period, we will replace this horse with an alternative horse for the remainder of the season. Replacement horses may not be of the same quality, are provided with no further guarantees and no alternative choice can be provided. Prizemoney cannot be paid on any replacements, but all other benefits such as yard visits and race day badges are available.
As a shareholder youmust understand that we cannot guarantee your horses performance, a specific volume of runs (beyond our minimum guarantee) or that runs will be evenly spaced throughout the share period. This is the chance you take when owning any racehorse and participating in this ownership experience. If you will be disappointed with only 2-3 runs from your racehorse during the season, then please DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THIS OR ANY OTHER RACEHORSE, as you could be disappointed. We believe in being crystal clear with our shareholders - any participation in racehorse ownership is a risk, and we are unable to make any refunds because of share periods which finish early due to injury or retirement - as training and livery fees for the horse still remain whether they are racing or not and part of your lease payment may cover the build up to the season.
This risk is the chance all shareholders take, as we do ourselves, when participating in the ownership of a racehorse.