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McKeever on right tack with new syndicate

AGENT Johnny McKeever, who purchased this year's 1,000 Guineas first-past-the-post Jacqueline Quest, is launching a new syndicatewith the idea of securing and campaigning horses that will appeal to an international market.

Named the ‘Right Tack Syndicate’, McKeever is aiming to adopt the formula employed successfully during the 1990s by trainer Robert Armstrong, who bought four horses for four people within one syndicate.

In this case, McKeever hopes to double the numbers by launching aneight person syndicate that comprises eight yearling middle market colts by proven sires. Should one or several of the two-year-olds be successful, the goal is to sell them on to the international market.

"I have decided to try and double the chances by going for an 8 x 8 syndicate,” said McKeever, whose purchases this season include Acomb Stakes winner Waiter’s Dream.

“The idea is to play the numbers game and hope that some superstars will emerge from the octet. The majority of my best two-year-olds have been sold on for some very substantial profits.”

Each share costs approximately £85,000 and includes purchase price, managing, training, insurance and all associated costs. The two-year-olds will be divided among several trainers including Brian Meehan, Richard Hannon and William Haggas. 

The syndicate will be launched by McKeever at a lunch on September 22 in aleading London restaurant.

 

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