The Rogues Gallery colours of red with an inverted white triangle have been a regular sight on the racecourse in recent years, with the likes of Crimewave, Holy Kingdom and Rogue Bear all winning multiple races.
Now the syndicate, which is run by Tony Elliott and counts Vinnie Jones and Rishi Persad among its members, has branched out into the pinhooking business, with a son of Zoustar secured at 70,000gns through Billy Jackson-Stops.
The Highclere Stud-consigned colt is out of the Listed-winning Dansili mare Making Eyes, which makes him a half-brother to the smart Ascension.
“Tony Elliott of Rogues Gallery Racing has a few owners who were interested in pinhooking so he’ll be brought back for resale,” said Jackson-Stops. “He’s a nice horse and I was down in Australia for quite a while and I saw how popular Zoustar was down there.
“Ascension is a good horse too and we liked this colt as a physical, so if Zoustar goes the right way up here then he should be valuable for resale. He’ll stay in Newmarket and be prepped here. Hopefully he’ll have a bit of luck in the ring next year.”
Elliott, who entered the ownership ranks back in 2008 and has had his silks carried by the likes of classy juvenile Maxentius, launched The Rogues Gallery syndicate in 2014. The group, whose horses are trained by Tom Clover and Harry Whittington, have had nine winners at a 13 per cent strike-rate in 2021.