Abacus Bloodstock bred Pancake Day (Mullionmileanhour x Fangfoss Girls) featured in the first day of sales at the recent Goffs UK Doncaster HIT sale. The 5 year old was the first foal of multiple two year old winning mare Fangfoss Girls and
sired by the debut sire Mullionmileanhour. Pancake Day was the stallion’s first 2 year old winner and has gone on to be the first winner for him at 3, 4 and 5 following a win at his favourite track Southwell on 10th January.
He was sold to German owners Anja & Phillipp Berg at a bargain price and will be trained
by Christian von der Recke. Christian has been champion trainer in Germany on both the flat and over jumps on many occasions. Pancake could not be in better hands as he delivers another first for his sire, his dam and for us at Abacus Bloodstock in becoming the first to race overseas.
Pancake Day was raced by Stuart Matheson, director of Abacus Bloodstock, initially and then was purchased by Trojan Racing partnership. He has delivered wins every year and his place scores are consistently high. And to say he is tough is an understatement with him running 42 times with 5 wins (12%), seven 2nds or 3rds (17%) and a massive 45% times in the money! He was trained first by Jason Ward and then by David Griffiths. Winning over £18k, the amount is more a reflection of the poor prize money available rather than his success on the racecourse. A new career in Germany will hopefully see better returns in this respect. We sincerely wish his new connections the very best of luck as he runs his first race at Dortmund on 4th February. Keep up with his exploits on our website.
His full brother Roll on Rory, now a four year old, has been an even better performer and is yet another trailblazer for connections: first stakes horse, highest rated and best wins to runs ratio (36%). He has also been placed 3 times and been in the money in 72% of his runs. Despite being a full brother, Rory has performed best on turf and is the current holder of Mussleburgh’s Royal Scots Cup. More on him when he starts his 2017 turf campaign…….