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2-year-old Jackhammer wins on debut

Delighted to report that Jackhammer (pictured below as a yearling) who I purchased for €24,000 from the Tattersalls Ireland Yearling sale won on debut at Salisbury today (Wednesday 22nd June) for trainer William Knight and owners The Oil Men Partnership. He was a horse I remember very well as a yearling as I was struggling to find many I liked […]

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New black-type performer as Beauly runs 2nd in Listed race

Trainer Charlie Hills has always thought Beauly was a good filly and today she repaid some of that belief when running 2nd in the Lord Weinstock Memorial EBF Stallion Stakes L.R. over 10f at Newbury racecourse. The daughter of Sea The Stars who I purchased as a foal travelled well in the race but Sir Michael Stoute’s filly Abingdon had […]

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Recent breeze-up purchase Fayez wins on debut

Delighted to report that Fayez who I purchased on behalf of Sheikh Abdullah Al-Malek Al-Sabah won on debut today at Ripon over 6f. Purchased from the recent Craven breeze-up sales for 55,000gns Fayez won in impressive style having been slowly away, winning by 1 1/2 lengths with a further 5 lengths back to the 3rd placed horse. The son of Zoffany […]

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Goffs London Sale – High-class horses-in-training for sale

(From www.goffs.com) The Goffs London Sale in association with Qipco will take place on Monday 13 June and the horses-in-training entries are now available to view online. Entries include some very attractive future prospects with plenty of black type opportunities, many of which will hold engagements at the Royal Meeting. The two-year-old entries are a strong group and include some […]

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3 Winner Wednesday

It’s was a good day at the office yesterday when 3 of my yearling purchases won races for trainers William Knight & John Quinn. First up was Wotabreeze (trained by John Quinn) who won a 9f handicap at Hamilton – he cost just €10,000 (approx. £7,500) as a yearling and ran a good ran when 2nd on his handicap debut […]

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4 two-year-olds purchased from Goresbridge breeze-up sales

Goresbridge breeze-up sales is the largest European breeze-up sale and with over 250 two-year-olds on offer the gallop held at Gowran Park racecourse was not for the faint-hearted lasting 4 1/2 hours. However, there were some nice horses on offer and plenty of buyers at the sale looking for some value and I was very pleased to purchase 4 nice […]

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Foal Purchases making good progress . . .

I was in Ireland last week for the Goresbridge breeze-up sales but I went over 24 hours earlier than usual to go to Cooneen Stud and visit my clients mares, foals and yearlings which board with Gerry & Maura O’Sullevan who are based in Portroe near Nenagh, County Tipperary. Within the stock were a number of foals I purchased last […]

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Yearling purchase Chevalier Du Lac Wins 2-year-old maiden by 6 lengths

Chevalier Du Lac who was purchased as a yearling by Richard Knight for €17,000 won his 2-year-old maiden by 6 lengths at Wetherby today on just his 2nd start. The son of Sir Prancealot had been 2nd on debut at the beginning of May and put that experience to good use when jumping out of the stalls well and leading from […]

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2 High-class colts purchased from Arqana Breeze-up Sale

The catalogue for the Arqana breeze-up sale looked strong on paper and so it proved when the horses galloped and were inspected after. Richard Knight was delighted to purchase 2 colts from the sale on behalf of clients for racing in the UK. The first purchase was Lot 67 by Exceed And Excel out of the Alzao mare Reine Zao. […]

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National Hunt purchase Golden Birthday wins bumper

Richard Knight is better known for purchasing flat horses but when the chance comes he is delighted to purchase National Hunt horses on behalf of clients. Golden Birthday was a horse Richard purchased from the Tattersalls Ireland Cheltenham Sale in November 2015. He had been placed in a bumper at Punchestown on debut and after purchase was sent to Harry […]

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