In training

Contributer (IRE)

Bay Colt
DOB: 20 Feb 2010
High Chaparral (IRE) x Serisia (FR) (Exit To Nowhere (USA))
Owner: Mr George Bolton

Contributer is by legendary stallion High Chaparral and he is out of a Group 3-winning half-sister to the Listed-placed Sandbox. 

The first horse owned by Mr George Bolton in Britain, Contributer gained a maiden victory in Pattern company when showing a fine turn of foot to surge down the outside and repel Bold Sniper by half a length in the Listed Wolferton Handicap at Royal Ascot in 2014. Ridden by George Baker, Contributer had to be dropped in early from a tricky draw, but he could be spotted travelling ominously well as the field turned for home. Despite being last of the 13-strong line-up passing the three-furlong marker, his jockey displayed his trademark coolness on the biggest stage, and switched his mount inside the two-furlong pole before quickening like the excellent horse he is.

Contributer had fine back form as well, having finished second to subsequent Irish 2000 Guineas and Breeders’ Cup Turf winner Magician in the 2013 renewal of the Dee Stakes at Chester. He was also fourth at the Royal meeting that year, getting within five and a quarter lengths of future Canadian International Stakes winner Hillstar having been badly struck into during the race.

Contributer was sold to Godolphin following his Ascot win and he was sent to John O’Shea, Sheikh Mohammed’s Australian trainer, to be campaigned on the other side of the world. His first run, in the Group 3 David Jones Cup at Caulfield in October 2014, yielded a one-length win, while he wasn’t disgraced in the Group 1 Emirates Stakes at Flemington in November, finishing eighth having been sent off favourite. 

Link to form and entries  (courtesy of the Racing Post; opens in a new window)

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  • 2nd of May 2014