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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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Dam purchase & mating plan success as Priceless Wins at Listed level

Today saw the first day of racing at Doncaster’s St Leger meeting and I was delighted to see Priceless win the Scarborough Stakes Listed Race over 5f. The daughter of Exceed And Excel has always been close to my heart as I both did her mating plan and also purchased her dam Molly Brown. I had followed Molly Brown through […]

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Epsom double as El Astronaute wins the feature race

Bank Holiday Monday and it was great to have a double at Epsom racecourse as El Astronaute won the feature class 2 handicap over 5f and Ancient Astronaut won a supporting 6f handicap. Both horses are owned by Ross Harmon and trained by John Quinn and were purchased from the Ascot breeze-up and Tattersalls Book 1 yearlings respectively. Congratulations to […]

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€26k Breeze-up purchase The Stalking Moon wins 2-year-old maiden

The Stalking Moon who I purchased from the Goresbridge breeze-up sales in May won her 2-year-old maiden at Redcar today in good style. The daughter of Arcano who was purchased for €26,000 from Willie Browne’s Mocklershill Stables had shown good form in her 3 previous starts and made no mistake over the 6f distance. Settled in behind the pace Tom […]

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Great start to yearling sales season with14 purchased at Doncaster

The yearling sales season kicked off with a bang earlier this week with the purchase of 14 yearlings on behalf of a variety of owners & trainers. Doncaster or Goffs UK as they are now called are renowned for producing sharp, early 2-year-olds and this year looked no different with a solid selection of horses on offer. I was lucky […]

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Breeze-up purchase Halawain wins 2-year-old maiden

Halawain who I purchased for 62,000gns with Sheikh Abdullah Al-Malek Al-Sabah won his 2-year-old maiden today at Nottingham. The son of Congrats was making his 3rd start and made all to win by 3/4 length over the 6f distance. Jockey Martin Harley was impressed by the colt and felt he will improve for racing and into his 3-year-old career. Congratulations […]

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Group winning success for ‘mating plan’ Nations Alexander

Congratulations to breeders Ned & Ann Kearney and their Oakhill Stud who bred Saturday’s Sweet Solera Gr.3 winner Nations Alexander. It was a great success for the stud and for myself as I was responsible for recommending and booking the nomination to Dark Angel who at the time stood for €12,500 (€60,000 in 2016). Nations Alexander is the 2nd foal […]

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