Roy is a big, naturally cowy horse with a super quiet trainable temperament. He is fast and strong and just finds campdrafting easy”.
~ Pete Comiskey
Pete Comiskey & Bryony Puddicombe are always on the lookout for a good horse. One they can campaign and one they believe will go all the way.
At the Landmark Classic in 2016 Pete and Bryony saw one of those horses. A young 2 yo Acres Destiny colt out of the well-known brood mare Bangtail Roy Ell. He is a full brother to Wally Rea’s REVLON (ACA Open Horse Title winner), and out of the same mare as Mick & Lenore Coles CATS ROYELL, a previous winner of the Landmark Classic Open.
Pete and Bryony were familiar with both sisters and held them in very high regard, as not only had they both won major events during their careers, they were very consistent, big, fast and could really cutout.
Pete has always had success with Acres horses and loves that particular cross. This coupled with the fact that he and Bryony are always chasing “bigger” horses (Quarter Horses they like seem to be getting smaller in general), made the decision to purchase the colt Nashvale Roy Ell Destiny easy. So they took him home for the long preparation for the return trip to Tamworth for the Landmark Classic.
In 2018 Roy won the Comet Futurity and in 2019 he finalled in the Landmark Classic, finishing equal 7th and picking up bonus cheques along the way. The remainder of 2019 saw him return to the training paddock with lots of steady work and mustering, mostly with the then 6 yo Peter Comiskey, in preparation for the 2020 Rookie season, which Covid 19 put the kybosh on. But, he’s maturing nicely and Pete looks forward to competing him when competition resumes.
Pete sings Roy’s praises as a nice horse to have around but prefers to leave the big reputations for the horses to earn for themselves. Nashvale Roy Ell Destiny may be the horse that does just that!