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Horses-in-training purchases include progressive stayer Calvinist

The Autumn horses-in-training sale was a busy but successful week and I was delighted to return with 3 smart purchases. The first horse purchased was a 2yo called The Statesman who is out of a Galileo mare Chelsey Jayne. The good looking colt has run twice to date in 7f maidens in Ireland finishing 3rd on both occasions. Being a half-brother to […]

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Yearling purchase Speed Company wins class 3 off 94

Speed Company who I purchased as a yearling for £48,000 from the Doncaster Premier Sale won the class 3 10f handicap at Doncaster today off a rating of 94. The son of Fast Company who changed hands for considerable profit early on in his career has run in a number of high class races during the year and won by 1 […]

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Sales Circuit: Next stop Tattersalls horses-in-training sale

With the majority of the yearling sales behind me, attention now turns to the Tattersalls horses-in-training sale held next week (24-27 October) in Newmarket. The 1500 horse catalogue takes a lot of working identifying many different types of racehorse to suit different clients needs and budgets but I am delighted with the results of the research and am looking forward […]

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€47k yearling purchase Irish Optimism wins 3rd race of 2016

Irish Optimism who I purchased as a yearling for €47,000 from the Goffs Orby sale won his 3rd race of 2016 with victory at Chelmsford City tonight. The son of Approve was making his first start on the all-weather and although shuffled back through the pack managed to find room up the rail and win in decisive style under jockey […]

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Breeze-up purchase Trading Point wins Haydock maiden on 2nd start

Trading Point who I purchased as a breeze-up horse for €100,000 looked a smart prospect when winning a hot 1 mile maiden at Haydock on Friday. The son of Siyouni had run 2nd on debut at the Ayr Western meeting and put that experience to good use when making all to win by 3/4 length with sons of Frankel, Dansili & Oasis […]

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Lady Macapa wins class 3 handicap off 94 at Goodwood

Lady Macapa who I purchased as a yearling won today at Goodwood with victory in the class 3 handicap over 6f. The daughter of Equiano has been very consistent and fully deserved her third career win and will now likely be rated close to the 100 mark and return to Listed and Group company. Having jumped from the gate smartly under Jim […]

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Moonlightnavigator wins class 3 handicap at Ayr racecourse

Moonlightnavigator who I purchased as a breeze-up horse won the feature race at Ayr racecourse today, a 7f class 3 handicap. The son of Henrythenavigator was winning his 4th race of his career and in doing so brought up winner number 46 for the season for trainers John & Sean Quinn – a record for them on the flat. Congratulations […]

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Great Pinhooking ! 47,000gns foal sells for €120,000 at Goffs Orby

Pinhooking for those that don’t know is where I purchase a foal on behalf of a client and sell it approximately 10 months later as a yearling. And in the Goffs Orby yearling sales a client of mine enjoyed a great result as a Reckless Abandon filly who I purchased for 47,000gns on his behalf was re-sold as a yearling for […]

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5 Yearlings purchased from Goffs Orby & Sportsman sales

Just back from Goffs yearling sales and delighted to report that I was able to purchase 5 yearlings on behalf of clients in what was strong trade for the nice horses. The first purchase was Lot 106 a daughter of first season sire Camelot. This filly is out of the Listed winning Oasis Dream mare La Sylvia who has produced 2 winners […]

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Yearling purchase Royal Reef makes it 4 wins in 2016

40,000gns yearling purchase Royal Reef won again on Tuesday 27th September to make it 4 wins in 2016. The progressive son of Duke Of Marmalade has climbed through the staying ranks this year and won his last start over 14f off a rating of 80 – he will now likely rise again to the mid to high 80’s but he might […]

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