Imperial Reprise

(2011 Bay Gelding)

Imperial Reprise 1 Imperial Reprise 2 Imperial Reprise 3
By Milan ex Joan's Girl (Supreme Leader)

Imperial Reprise was first offered for syndication in 2014 when we purchased him as a three-year-old store horse. After a short time in pre-training he developed an issue on his front joints as the bone began to suffer from progressive deformity. Having refunded or moved the owners into another horse we were forced to consider the worst possible outcome. We were determined to give him the best care if he could have, irrespective of whether he was ever able to undertake a career in racing. Against vet nary advice we persevered and allowed him to recuperate for 2 years. During that time the bone deformity stabilised and there are few signs that he ever had any issues remaining. Our initial hope was that he would make a nice pet or riding horse. Remarkably he completed his pre-training routine in the autumn of 2018 and made his debut in a maiden hurdle at Punchestown in November 2017. He foundered badly in the deep ground and has had a few issues since which have been treated. He will be back in the new year to continue his progress towards a handicap mark, and has shown enough ability to win races. He is in training with Colin McBratney, and shares are offered on a lease basis, with no upfront cost and only the monthly upkeep fees to pay. 

Race Type
Full Result
Mdn Hdl
Sft/ Hvy
Shane Shortall (3)
2m 6f