Morethannumberone has more manhood than is needed
A horse who proved too much man for Hong Kong has hit the Inglis digital sales platform thanks to his "abnormally large testicles".
Morethannumberone has a rather modest race record of one win from 15 starts for Gary and John Moore but that has been put down to his manhood being too big.
Connections believe a gelding operation could be the secret to unlocking the potential of Morethannumberone, who has won just one race from 15 starts.Credit:Bradley Photographers
His Hong Kong owner Barry Lee, who had hoped to see him in the racing mecca, has decided to move the son of More Than Ready on rather than geld him. Lot 25 in the sale, which finishes just after 3pm on Wednesday, has a unique sales pitch.
"Morethannumberone has been a model of consistency this preparation with plenty more to give to his new connections," the description on the Inglis site reads.
"His current owner has elected to go to auction with Morethannumberone as he has not qualified for Hong Kong importation.
"Having been reluctant to geld Morethannumberone, it is believed that his new connections may reap the rewards from the removal of his abnormally large testicles, that have been deemed to cause restriction.
"Morethannumberone is straightforward to train, clean-limbed, and rarely will leave feed.
"Has performed and trained well, and without any hinderance, with the utilisation of a tongue tie and cross-noseband."
Morethannumberone, who had throat surgery as a young horse, originally sold for $375,000 as a yearling but had only attracted a bid of $20,000 on Wednesday morning.
"We're in the business of building a brand and we think transparency is the No.1 thing we need to do to build that brand," assistant trainer James Moore said.
"He is a lovely horse and if he gets gelded we think there is a lot of improvement left in him. We just wanted people to know that and whether he's with us or someone else I'm sure the next owner will have a lot of fun."
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