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    Village Green, an unexposed 3YO, joins the Ownaracehorse team for his 2013 season    
    DATE POSTED: 08/11/2012    
    We're always on the outlook for the next horse which will win our shareholders a high profile race.  Having won the Newmarket 'Grey's Race' in the past, and had a horse placed in the Highlands National, we've touched the high spots of the racing game a few times.  And our latest recruit has the sort of profile which could take shareholders there again ...

We've managed to secure our final purchase of 2012 - a beautiful, big and unexposed handicapper for 2013 - Village Green.

Hailing from the Charles Hills yard (Barry Hills' son who took over this year), this son of Green Desert (who was upwards of 15,000 for his siring services) is a lovely big sort, and very athletic looking.  He has raced only once, last June over seven furlongs on ground which was pretty soft and clammy, but still finished a very respectable fifth over a trip which looked on the short side for him.

Ollie Pears loved the look of this gelding at the October sales at Tattersalls, and after some fierce negotiation, we have managed to secure him for the Ownaracehorse syndicate for his 2013 season.

The gelding will be racing sooner rather than later - he is due to start on the All-Weather in January, probably at Wolverhampton, where Ollie believes he will relish the better surface.  The gelding has been working well up the Malton Gallops, and is reportedly getting better and better by the day.  His old connections were a stud, with over ten horses in training, and in our opinion didn't really give this chap a chance to prove what he's got.  He is definitely a talented horse, and could in the right hands turn into a really decent sort which could be a 'Saturday' horse.

It's rare for a syndicate to own such a well bred horse.  This chap has a pedigree which is well sought after, and given he has only raced once, he has the whole of his career ahead of him.  As well as going on the flat, this chap is also a dual purpose type, and we may just see him out over hurdles at the end of summer, as Green Desert is a well established sire of very decent hurdling types.  Ollie thinks this 3YO will need up to a mile and a half in time, so he would be a prime candidate for being a 2m hurdler eventually.

You can own a share in Village Green for less than 150 - and enjoy following his exploits through all of the 2013 All-Weather and turf seasons.

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