Sire: Merchant Navy

Colour: Bay

Dam: Patronyme

Sex: Colt

Age: 1

Foaled: Nov 15, 2022

Country: Australia

Trainer: Brett Cavanough

Location:Scone NSW

Price:$810.00 per 2.5%




An outstanding colt with a strong shoulder. Deep girth and a temperament to match. He also appears to be a sprinting type early. Furthermore, has the scope and pedigree to stretch out close to the mile as he matures.

A colt with over 95 individual Group winners bred on the same breeding patterns including BIVOUAC (3 x Gr 1’s now stallion), COOLANGATA (2 x Gr 1’s) and sire of sire FASTNET ROCK (2 x Gr 1’s & Champion Stallion)

He is a half-brother to SORT AFTER & GRAND SCHOLAR who both ran at 2. Sort After winning at 2 and Grand Scholar placing in a pre-christmas Listed 2yo race.

SORT AFTER 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1300m to 1700m. VRC Trophy H., ATC TAB Rewards H., 2d VRC Matriarch S., Gr.2, SAJC Centaurea S., L, ATC TAB More Than Winning H., 4th SAJC Queen of the South S., Gr.2, Wyong RC Mona Lisa S., L.

GRAND SCHOLAR 3 wins at 1200m. MVRC Opus Group H., Ranvet H., 2d MRC Redoute’s Choice S., L, 3d VRC Maribyrnong Trial S., L.

Our Merchant Navy Colt has also passed 100% clean on his x-ray, scope and clinical examination. 


MERCHANT NAVY by FASTNENT ROCK a winner of 7 from 10 starts. Only out of the top 3 only once in his entire career. He was undefeated black-type winning 2yo. Dual Group 1 winning 3yo. Winning the coveted Group 1 Coolmore stud and the Group 1 Platinum Jubilee at Ascott. His race record speak for how tough on the racetrack. He was running consistently at a high level, even in Europe.

“Merchant Navy is the most talented sprinter I’ve ever trained. We have 8 of his yearlings in our stable and I’m confident he will make it as a stallion.” Ciaron Maher


PATRONYME by MORE THAN READY was considered a very good racehorse. She was a city winner at 2, then went on to win a Group 3 and a listed race at 3. Ending her career with 6 wins and 5 placing from just 16 starts. She certainly has been a good producer with 5 foals to race for 4 winners. The non-winner having multiple Hong Kong placings. Consequently, 40% of her foals to race have placed at black-type level and hails from a 2yo pedigree.

MORE THAN READY has over $336 million in broodmare sire earnings. Broodmare sire of 175 individual stakes-winners. He is the broodmare sire of,

WELLINGTON. 12 wins from 1000m to 1400m. A$12,420,873, 1st HKJC Hong Kong Sprint, Gr.1, HKJC Chairman’s Sprint Prize, Gr.1, HKJC Chairman’s Sprint Prize, Gr.1, HKJC Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup, Gr.1, HKJC Premier Bowl, Gr.2, HKJC Sprint Cup, Gr.2, HKJC Lantau Island H., HKJC Fat Choi H., HKJC Long Ke H., HKJC Citi Insurance Services H., HKJC Luger H., HKJC Prosperity H., 2nd HKJC Centenary Sprint Cup, Gr.1, HKJC Sprint Cup, Gr.2, HKJC Flamingo H., 3rd HKJC Hong Kong Sprint, Gr.1, HKJC Chairman’s Sprint Prize, Gr.1, HKJC Centenary Sprint Cup, Gr.1, HKJC Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup, Gr.1, HKJC Jockey Club Sprint, Gr.2, 4th HKJC Centenary Sprint Cup, Gr.1

SHINZO. 2 wins at 1200m, A$3,917,250. 1st ATC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1, ATC Pago Pago S., Gr.3, 2nd ATC Skyline S., Gr.2, 3rd VRC Coolmore Stud S., Gr.1, ATC Canonbury S., Gr.3, 4th ATC Star Kingdom S., Gr.3


Brett was born into the racing industry, riding trackwork at the age of 12 before school for his grandfather Frank Cavanough, also a mentor for one of Victoria’s best trainers, Peter Moody.

At 15, Brett left school to work for Queensland trainers Jim McCormack and Barry Baldwin (trainer of the 2006 Stradbroke Handicap winner La Montagna). Also learned the delicate craft of breaking in horses. At 18, Brett was keen to try his hand at training, but the raw young man thought he should explore his options. In 1998, Brett considered himself ready to return to racing.

Since, he has won eleven Southern District Racing Association trainers’ premierships as well as most of the Southern District Racing Association Country Cups.

Brett has won the title of New South Wales leading country trainer on 5 occasions (2007, 2008, 2010, 2018 & 2019) defeating the likes of Paul Perry, Kris Lees and Barbara Joseph. He has also finished sixth in the NSW trainers title behind the likes of Gai Waterhouse, John Hawkes and Guy Walter, an amazing achievement for an Albury-based trainer at the time.

His success is based on the simple principles of hard work and professionalism that come from growing up in outback Queensland. Before emerging as Australia’s leading sheep shearer. Brett leaves nothing to chance. Having a superb support staff and after serving a long apprenticeship. He is reaping the rewards of many years of hard work. With his stable of smart horses combined with an exciting crop of up and comers. The future looks bright for Brett and everyone associated with Brett Cavanough Racing stables.

NOMINATIONS AND BONUS SCHEMES:Eligible for BOBS Bonus Scheme, $12.55 million Inglis Race Series, $3.5 million Golden Slipper, $5 million Maiden Race Series, $2 million Inglis Millennium, $1 million Golden Rose, $1 million Inglis Sprint.

SHARE PRICE INCLUDES: Purchase Price, Training, Pre training, Agistment, Veterinary, Scoping, X-Ray, Transport, Flights to Australia, BOBS Bonus scheme, Golden Slipper, Golden Rose Registration, Insurance cover to 30th April 2025 and all other associated costs.

SHARE PRICE: $810.00 per 2.5%.

PAYMENT PLAN: $270.00 upfront then 2 x $270.00 equal monthly payments for every 2.5%.

FLAT FEE: $125.00 (incl. GST) per 2.5%per month upkeep expenses.


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