Native American A First Win On Irish Soil For Wathnan Racing

Richard Brown: the agent manages the interests of Wathnan Racing | Goffs 

Native American (Ire) (Sioux Nation) repaid some of the Wathnan Racing investment by running out an authoritative winner of the Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Sale S. to provide the operation with its first winner on Irish soil from as many attempts.

Trained by Richard Fahey, Native American overcame an absence of over 100 days to land the €300,000 contest by over two lengths to Mercian Warrior (Ire) (Saxon Warrior {Jpn}). 

The race appeared in the balance a furlong down but, when reigning Irish champion jockey Colin Keane asked the 4-5 favourite to go and win the race, the response was immediate. 

The winning rider said, “He was a good winner of his maiden at York and I was talking to Oisin [Orr, jockey] beforehand and he was very complimentary about him. I'd say he could be a stakes horse in time. The ground was as slow as he'd have wanted it.”

Native American was a €75,000 purchase at the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale last year by Robin O'Ryan and Richard Fahey and bought privately by bloodstock agent Richard Brown on behalf of the owner after the horse won on debut at York. Part of the same clan as GI Hollywood Derby winner and sire Labeeb (GB) (Lear Fan), he was bred by Patricia Casement and Dr Dean Harron.

7th-Curragh, €300,000, Cond, 9-10, 2yo, 6f 63yT, 1:19.00, g/y.
NATIVE AMERICAN (IRE) (c, 2, Sioux Nation–Pencarrow {GB}, by Green Desert. Sales history: €12,000 Wlg '21 GOFNO1; €75,000 Ylg '22 TATIRY. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, $173,967.
O-Wathnan Racing; B-Patricia Casement & Dr Dean Harron (IRE); T-Richard Fahey.




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