Updated: Jun 20, 2021
TBB Racing are a syndicate that look to get involved in racehorses but the team have ventured into new ground recently, getting involved in an Inglis Ready2Race breeze-up horse with Will Forrester and Highlands Racing and Bloodstock.
Will Forrester is a renowned horseman whose main focus is his breaking in business WBF Breaking, based in the NSW Southern Highlands. Recently, however, he has been building a name for himself through his Highlands Racing and Bloodstock drafts at the two-year-old sale.
Forrester purchased a Mikki Isle colt out of Western Cape from the Arrowfield draft at the 2021 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale specifically for the Ready2Race Sale later in the year.
Todd Blum was at the sale and after inspecting the colt was very pleased with what he saw.
"I really liked the look of him and thought he was a really neat sort of a horse that looked like a racy colt," Blum said.
"He moved well and looked like a very cool customer, I was impressed by him."
Not aiming to buy anything at the sale for TBB Racing Todd decided to keep an eye on who purchased the colt with the intention of taking a share to get involved in him.
"I was standing with Alison Brassil who does the nominations and sales at Arrowfield and when Will bought him she told me he will be likely to breeze him up for the Inglis Sale later on."
"I thought it was an opportunity lost but decided to reach out to Will anyway and touch base with him and let him know my thoughts on the horse.
"It was from there that the idea was formed to get involved in the colt and go along for the ride to the breeze-ups later on."
Will Forrester purchased several horses himself to put in his Ready2Race draft and will again have the responsibility to offer outside horses.
Stakes-winning filly See You In Spring was sold through his draft last year which has been an excellent advertisement for his foray into sales preparations.
"We broke See You In Spring earlier on for Jean and Karine Dubois of Woodpark Stud who have been excellent supporters and then we were able to offer the filly through the draft later on also," Forrester said.
"It is always pleasing to see the horses that you have worked with and sold through our draft go on and race well and First Light Racing certainly look like they are going to have some more fun with that filly."
Mikki Isle is was a Japanese Champion Racehorse and is by breed-shaping stallion Deep Impact out of a Rock of Gibraltar mare.
Western Cape is by Snitzel and has a two-year-old full-sister to this colt in training in Queensland and an unraced three-year-old as well.