Unnamed
Buyers Club col
Unnamed : 2016 bay gelding
Owner : The Buyers Club
Carter close up

Pedigree

                                                                      New Approach
                                        Libertarian
                                                                      Intrum Morshaan
  Unnamed
  2016 bay gelding    
                                                                      Brian Boru
                                        Be Donn
                                                                      Be Airlie

The family

This gelding, a first foal out of the unraced Be Donn, is from a fine National Hunt family which traces back to Grade 2 winning chaser MacGeorge and Grade 1 winning hurdler, Grade 2 winning chaser Chief Dan George.
Grand-dam Be Airlie was also unraced but she is a half sister to useful, dual hurdles winner Big Chief Benny who is in training with Alan King. Another sibling, Artoff, was acquired for £21,000 by Scots owner Jimmy Fyffe and, after finishing second in an English Point, has joined Keith Dalgleish.
None of the immediate distaff line have raced, but the 3rd dam Beann Ard has bred 5 winners over jumps. Most notable are the fairly useful hurdler, useful chaser Sword of Fate who won 6 races for Tom Lacey before switching to Ayrshire handler Leonard Kerr.
Fair chaser Buckland Gold is another notable winner for the family with 3 wins to his credit.
As well as the aforementioned graded chasers, 4th dam Colleen Donn has bred a further 5 winners over jumps.

About the sire

Libertarian (bay horse born 2010) raced for just the one season at 3 years old when trained for his first 5 races by the Burke family. Suspension meant that officially the licence was held by Karl's wife Elaine.
He is a big, heavy topped sort in conformation.
After winning a Pontefract maiden on debut, on his third outing Libertarian won York's Dante Stakes over 10½ furlongs in the style of a horse who would be suited by the Derby trip if not Epsom's undulations.
Nevertheless in the Derby of 2013, which was contested by just 3 home trained runners in a field of 12, Libertarian ran a fine race to finish second to Ruler of the World. Acquired by Godolphin, he next ran unplaced in the Irish Derby, before switching to Charlie Appleby for a tilt at the St. Leger, finishing 4th. Rated 118 by Timeform.
Libertarian is certainly bred to stay being by a Derby winner (New Approach) out a mare who won at 2 miles. Interestingly he is a half brother to the smart chaser Ned Buntline. Retired to Knockhouse Stud in Ireland in 2015, expect his progeny to be strong, staying chasing types.

Carter on the gallops
Form Summary

Season 2020-21 outlook
The oldest progeny of Libertarian, the sire of 'Carter', will be 4 years old in 2020. Libertarian is very much from a staying family, so it's not that surprising that he has had very few runners to date as his stock will improve with age.
That is probably true of this lad as well, from the 1st crop of the 2013 Dante winner, as he's a stout, chasing type who is the sort to improve with time.

Another of our strong 'band of 2020' unraced 4 year olds, this gelding will race in the colours of The Buyers Club.
The aim would be a racecourse debut in the spring of 2021.

Previously....
Another of the purchases from the 2019 August Tattersalls Ireland NH Store Sales.

There was a strict budget in mind when Callum was asked to assist in the acquisition of an unraced gelding on behalf of a newly formed, very secretive syndicate. But this was a shrewd buy on Day 1, a strong gelding with size and scope. Like the 3 other horses bought at the sale, he was soon on his way across the Irish Sea to the Scottish Borders.

Nick Orpwood was able to take this lad fairly quickly over to this Kelso yard to complete the education process.

Thereafter, 'Carter' was paired up with fellow sales purchase 'Tommy' and his spells in our yard, on the gallops and out at grass mirrored the Sageburg gelding.
And we've been delighted by his progress, settling in swiftly into stable life and soon becoming a popular horse with the staff.
Both geldings re-joined the yard after summer 2020 in early August - carrying plenty of condition - to start full-time training on the road to what we all hope will be a successful National Hunt career.

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