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                          Jet Smart (IRE)                       

Jet Smart (IRE)
2018 Chestnut Gelding
By Jet Away
Ex Cherry Island (IRE)
By Exit To Nowhere (USA)

I bought Jet Smart from the sales ring at Aintree in April following a debut effort full of promise when runner-up in a Lisronagh point-to-point at the end of March.  There he was beaten only two lengths by Act Of Authority, who subsequently went through the same sales ring for £200,000.  Meanwhile, the third home, Fortunate Soldier has won since and made €200,000 through the ring, making the £80,000 price tag for Jet Smart look exceptional value.  Irish pointing website, p2p.ie summed up his debut performance by saying this was, “an excellent start to the chesnut's career and he should easily atone before making a telling mark on the racetrack.”

A handsome four year old gelding, by up and coming sire Jet Away, he has a good bit of size about him, standing at 16.2hh.  He is a full-brother to bumper winner Copper Cove, whilst the dam, Cherry Island is a half-sister to Grade 2 placed chaser, Crescent Island.

Jet Smart looks an exciting type for the season ahead.  He will probably start in bumpers, but is very much a chaser in the making.

£80,000 + VAT and expenses

                      Tango Arumba (IRE)                   

Tango Arumba (IRE)
2017 bay mare
By: Shantou (USA)
Ex: Thricha (IRE)
By: Saffron Walden

I purchased Tango Arumba at the Cheltenham Sales on the back of her impressive racecourse debut in an Irish point-to-point at Tattersalls Farm in April.  She bolted up in a mares’ maiden on good ground and that excellent impression was confirmed by Irish pointing experts p2p.ie, who were effusive in their praise for her.  “TANGO ARUMBA (IRE) looks a very decent mare who made all here and quickened very smartly when asked before the home turn. She is by Shantou and looked thoroughly uncomplicated here on debut so could be a mare to contest for black type when she progresses to the track. A very encouraging debut.”

Bred in the purple NH super-sire, Shantou, who was the sire of my Cheltenham Festival winner, BALLYNAGOUR, his dam Thricha is an unraced daughter of Saffron Walden, who was responsible for my Champion Bumper winner, MOON RACER.

A beautifully proportioned mare, she looks a lovely prospect for racing under rules and will likely start out in bumpers this season.

£75,000 + VAT and expenses

                               Hory (FR)                            

Hory (FR)

2017 brown gelding
By: Crossharbour
Ex: Tempete d’Ory (FR)
By: Oliviero (FR)

Hory joined us from the Cheltenham Sales at the end of April, having already attained a good level of form in Ireland, notably when a gutsy winner of a Fairyhouse maiden hurdle on yielding ground a few weeks previous.  There he showed an excellent attitude to run down high-class bumper winner and odds-on favourite, Level Neverending on just his fourth start over hurdles.

Likely to be rated around 130 over hurdles in this country; it is not every day you can purchase a horse with that proven level of ability for £35,000, so he looks a very good buy.

By Crossharbour, out of bumper and chase winning mare, Tempete d’Ory, Hory is a nice, big, attractive gelding, standing 16.2hh.  He has pleased me in all that he has done since arriving at Pond House, is fit and ready to run and will be contesting races over hurdles shortly, whilst he has the size and scope to jump fences in time.

£35,000 + VAT and expenses

                      Cadeau d'Or (FR)                     

Cadeau d'Or (FR)
2017 Chestnut Gelding
By Le Havre (IRE)
Ex Hill Of Grace
By Desert Prince (IRE)

Quarter shares available!  Your chance to get involved with this exciting hurdling prospect from only £15,000 +VAT.

We bought Cadeau d'Or from the October Horses in Training Sales at Newmarket and he has been pleasing us at home.  He has schooled well and will be a great dual purpose horse and is fit and ready to run.  Indeed, he posted a very promising first effort over hurdles when third behind a couple of highly-rated types at Newton Abbot on his hurdling debut, which bodes very well for his future.

As you will see from the photograph above, he is a handsome four year old chestnut gelding with plenty of size about him, standing 16.3¼hh.  By Le Havre, out of Hill of Grace (a winner on the flat as a two-year old), Cadeau d’Or is a half-brother to Grace Of Dubai, who was a 1m2f winner in France and Listed placed over 1m4f.

Versatile with regard to ground, Cadeau d’Or has won on good going and finished placed on soft, whilst he has a nice mix of speed and stamina, winning over 1m2f and finishing runner-up over 1m6f as a three-year old.  He was still travelling notably well last time out at Yarmouth on 11th October when clipping heels and unseating his rider.  You will find below a link to his form:


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                        Belguardo (FR)                       

Click on the image below to see a video of him in action...

Belguardo (FR)
2017 Bay Gelding
By Kapgarde
Ex Bella Giaconda
By Goofalik

Decimus Racing is delighted to be offering for sale one-tenth shares in Belguardo

He was bought privately in Ireland prior to the Land Rover Sales, for which he was entered. The plan for him for this season is to bring him along gently with the objective of running in a bumper in the Spring. However, he is very much a horse for the future and we expect him to come to his own when he runs in three mile chases.

He’s a beautifully bred and very well put together individual by Kapgarde, who is the sire of a number of top class performers, including Clan des Obeaux , A Plus Tard, Mr Thriller (also trained by David Pipe), Dolos , Fakir D’Oudairies and Edgardo Sol. 

His half-brother, Square Beaujon, had winnings of €222K and was rated 149. Other half-brothers by a lesser sire won and were placed in France.

His dam won four races in Germany and was placed eight times.

The second dam produced seven winners, including the top class German performers Belcone and Beatrice. As you can see, the family is steeped in winners!

A payment of £6750 secures a tenth share in him, with all costs being covered by a monthly fee of £190 from 1 October.

David says of him ‘He has a perfect conformation with a high class pedigree and could go the very top.’ 

For more information and for a viewing, please contact

Martyn Chapman

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07776 138087


Gill Langford

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07930 491151

                     Kingofthwest (IRE)                    

Kingofthewest (IRE)

2016 Bay Gelding
By Westerner
Ex Other Salsa (FR)
By Kingsalsa

We are pleased to offer Kingofthewest, a handsome, well-bred gelding who has already shown a good level of ability in one start in an Irish point-to-point and has the potential to make up into a very nice hurdler/chaser.  By leading jumps sire Westerner who has produced many top class performers, including my own Western Warhorse, he is a half-brother to winning pointer Nothinbuttime.

A lovely, strong type, standing 16.2hh, I fell in love with him at the Doncaster Sales and had to have him, with the hammer dropping at £66,000.  He has already proved that he jumps and stays well when runner-up on his sole start in a point-to-point at Tipperary towards the end of the season.  With the fourth and fifth filling the frame since, the form looks solid and Kingofthewest looks an exciting prospect for the future.

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