When Farnan crossed the line in front at Canberra on his debut, the victory marked a significant milestone for Phoenix Thoroughbreds. Not only was the colt signalling he had plenty of latent talent, but he also became the Dubai based group's first homebred winner.
The colt made it two wins out of two when winning the Magic Millions Wyong Classic and in doing so booking his place in the Magic Millions Two-Year-Old Classic at the Gold Coast. Although prevailing circumstances meant we didn't see the best of the Ga Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trainee in the premier juvenile contest, he has since proven again to be an animal full of ability. A dominant display in the Silver Slipper at Randwick saw him come home an easy winner by just shy of three-and-a-half lengths and mark him as one of the leading contenders for the richest two-year-old race in the World - The Golden Slipper.
Out of the Phoenix owned mare Tallow and by leading sire Not A Single Doubt his success in the Australian capital was the culmination of years of hard work and planning. The team behind the Equine fund have long stated their ambition to not only become a force on the track but in the breeding arena as well. In Farnan, they look to have a horse that could take them a step closer to their dream of trading in at the same level as the behemoths of Coolmore and Juddmonte.