Horses for Sale

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We have an athletic young gelding for sale.
Bred in the purple by NH super-sire Milan,
he has Grade 1 winner David's Charm in his
pedigree as well as high class Pond House
winners Junior and Celtic Son
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                       Far Cry

Far Cry was a 1995 born bay gelding by Pharly out of a mare called Darabaka.  He started out his career on the flat for Sir Mark Prescott as a three year old and had a very similar profile to a lot of his horses when they first start there racing.  Unplaced on his first four starts on the flat he improved for a step up in trip and won his first race over 1m4f at Southwell in November 1998.

He then went on to win his next three races as well, making in four on the bounce, starting with a rating of 57 and finishing that sequence on 83.  All four of those wins came on the fibre sand at Southwell.

He then finished third at Lingfield but returned to winning ways with a further win at Wolverhampton in March 1999.  He then was sold at Doncaster Sales and MCP bought him for 35,000 guineas.  He made his Pond House debut on the flat at Kempton and it was a winning start with Jimmy Fortune in the saddle.  It was then onto Royal Ascot next where he ran a fine race in the Ascot stakes to finish second, beaten 1.5 lengths by High and Mighty at 12/1.

Just 11 days later he headed to Newcastle and ran in the Northumberland Plate.  Racing off a mark of 89 he was the winner by a short head, hanging on gamely inside the final furlong to beat a horse called Travelmate.  He had a little break after this and then was stepped up in class to run in the Doncaster Cup, Group 3 in September 1999.  It was a fantastic run and win to beat Rainbow High by a head.  A run in the Cesarewitch at Newmarket followed and he finished fifth only beaten 3.5 lengths racing off a mark of 103 so it was another super effort.  Kevin Darley was on board for his Newcastle, Doncaster and Newmarket runs.

A hurdling career beckoned after this.  His first start over hurdles was at Newbury in November 2011 and he was and easy winner with A P McCoy in the saddle.  He was then runner up in the Bula hurdle at Cheltenham next time out behind Relkeel and was a well held fourth in the Champion hurdle trial at Haydock in January 2000.  He finished fifth in the SunAlliance novices hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival that year behind Monsignor.

His next run was back on the level at Royal Ascot where he ran in the Group 1 Ascot Gold Cup.  With Kevin Darley back on board he ran a cracker at 20/1 finishing second, only beaten a head by Kayf Tara.  He kept on very gamely but had no extra close home although it was still a might effort.  He filled the same runner up spot in gallant fashion next time out when he ran in the Goodwood Cup, Group 2 at Glorious Goodwood in August 2000.  He was only beaten half a length by Royal Rebel.

Far Cry was then sent on his foreign travels as he headed down under to Australia for the Melbourne Cup in November of that year.  Kevin Darley went over to ride him but he disappointed behind Brew finishing nearer last than first but he was found to have sustained a leg injury which needed a long period of rest.  He returned home to England and after some time off he was tried in training again but unfortunately he never made it back to the track and returned home to his owners in June 2003.

A super little horse, there have not been many better flat horses ever at Pond House.  Rated 118 on the flat and 155 over hurdles he certainly had an engine and sadly his career was cut short through injury.  He only had 22 career starts but won nine races, eight of these were on the flat and he won one race from four starts over hurdles.  He was also placed a further six times as well and won over £209,000 in prize money.

Watch his win in the 1999 Northumberland Plate here:

Watch his narrow defeat in the 2000 Ascot Gold Cup here: