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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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8 Yearlings purchased from Tattersalls Ireland sales

With Doncaster behind me attention turned to Tattersalls Ireland and I was delighted to purchase 8 yearlings on behalf of clients. The sales complex is next door to Fairyhouse racecourse and the sale has grown considerably in stature over the past few years with recent graduates including Galileo Gold and The Wow Signal. The first lot purchased was Lot 61 a […]

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30k yearling purchase Sea Shack breaks maiden & wins over £25k

Sea Shack who I purchased as a yearling for 30,000gns won a class 2 conditions race at Goodwood yesterday and won over £25,000 in doing so. The 2-year-old son of Equiano had shown good form in 3 previous starts and battled bravely to win under jockey Jim Crowley for owners Seabrook Miller and trainer William Knight. Congratulations to all connections. […]

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Territory looks a good one for 1st time breeder Wicklow Bloodstock Ire

Nick Peacock of Wicklow Bloodstock Ireland is no stranger to the winners enclosure having had a number of good horses on the flat and over jumps (Wicklow Brave, Simenon, Aussie Reigns to name just three) but he has just broken new ground recently as the breeder of winners. His first runner & winner was Miss Laila a daughter of Dark Angel […]

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Breeze-up purchase Areen Heart wins maiden on 2nd start

Areen Heart who I purchased from the Arqana breeze-up sale for €240,000 confirmed his debut promise when second at Thirsk by winning on his 2nd start over 7 1/2 furlongs at Beverley. The son of Exceed And Excel has always been held in high regard by Richard Fahey and went off the odds-on favourite to win his maiden which he […]

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Progressive stayer Royal Reef wins handicap by 7 lengths

Royal Reef who I purchased as a yearling for 40,000gns won his 3rd race of 2016 on Saturday showing what a progressive stayer he is. The son of Duke Of Marmalade was racing in a class 4 handicap over 2 miles at Wolverhampton and won by no less than 7 lengths under a good ride from Jimmy Quinn. Congratulations to […]

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Southdown Lad wins 1m 4f class 2 handicap at Newbury

Southdown Lad who I purchased as a yearling for 34,000gns showed what an exciting and progressive 3-year-old he is when winning the 1m 4f Class 2 handicap at Newbury yesterday. The son of Lilbourne Lad  has raced 7 times, winning 3 races, 2nd once and 3rd twice from just 7 starts and won yesterday off a rating of 90. Settled […]

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Progressive 3-year-old miler Irish Optimism wins again

Irish Optimism who I purchased as a yearling for €47,000 won his 2nd race of the season when winning over a mile at Pontefract on Thursday. The progressive son of Approve has now won twice, placed 2nd twice and 3rd 3 times from just his 8 starts and will likely be rated in the mid to high 80’s. Congratulations to his owner Ross Harmon […]

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