PROMISE ME HEAVEN – NR56

$12,500

https://www.harness.org.au/racing/horse-search/?horseId=805713

Five-year-old gelding who has won 4 and placed 7 of 20 starts for us after we purchased him as a 23-start maiden. Metropolitan potential as has high speed and can sprint twice in a race.

All six of our horses with trainer Scott Garraway have been stood down indefinitely by HRV stewards, acknowledging fully that Scott has not been charged with breaching any rules of harness racing in relation to this matter. I have a letter from HRV stating that an out of competition swab sample from Promise Me Heaven “returned a Cobalt concentration exceeding that set-out in the rules” and that “the horses currently not permitted to race may do so upon a clear sample being provided”.

Promise Me Heaven is being sold in order to enable disillusioned owners to exit the industry. Also for sale are Miss Twinkle, Coco Beach, This Is Bill and Glam Rock. James Charles has already been sold. This ownership group has enjoyed great success with 221 winners over the past 9 years, and the five horses currently being offered for sale were a big part of that, winning 36 races between them and with plenty more wins in store.

Promise Me Heaven was spelled in October 2021 after a disappointing campaign where he just wasn’t quite right. During the spell he really furnished into a mature horse. He resumed training at the start of March and had done six weeks of hoppling before his campaign was interrupted by foot abscess issues. He is now back jogging and ready to hopple, so should be back to the races in about 4-6 weeks. He is currently located in Mildura.

We are unsure what he is worth in the current circumstances but are asking $12,500 as he is a lightly raced horse who has demonstrated serious ability in the past and should progress to metropolitan racing this campaign. He wears simple gear, no pole or spreaders, and is game as Ned Kelly. He will be sold this week if we can get a realistic offer for him, so don’t be afraid to make an offer. As we are leaving the industry, we are not interested in leasing him.

Please phone or text Paul on 0414 932 891 for more information.