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Strong Arqana Breeze-Up catalogue for next week

Richard Knight is just completing his pre-sales research into the Arqana breeze-up catalogue (13-14 May) and is excited by the lots on offer and the strength of the catalogue. There are numerous lots backed up by strong pedigrees and having been a buyers market to date in the breeze-up sales this sale might provide great value for money. The sale consists […]

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2 Colts purchased from Guineas breeze-up sale

Cold weather and stronger trade was the story from the Tattersalls Guineas breeze-up sale held in Newmarket last week. Richard Knight purchased 2 colts from the sale both bought as private sales having failed to meet their vendors value in the ring and both represented excellent value. The first colt purchased was Lot 108 by US stallion Mizzen Mast. This […]

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Yearling purchase Irish Optimism Wins at Ayr

Irish Optimism who was purchased for €47,000 as a yearling won his 3-year-old maiden at Ayr on Monday 25th April in good style. The son of Approve (pictured below as a yearling) has always been well regarded by his trainer John Quinn and showed good speed and battling qualities to get the better of favourite Geno over the 6f distance. […]

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A pair of Kodiac colts purchased from Goffs UK breeze-up sale

The sun was shining in Doncaster this week and Richard Knight returned home having purchased 2 Kodiac colts on behalf of trainer John Quinn. Both horses breezed well, clocking good times and came well recommended by their vendors. The first colt was Lot 8 out of the unraced Redback mare Alpine River. The colt was the 2nd foal out of […]

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3 Breeze-up purchases made at Tattersalls Craven Sale

It was strong trade at the Tattersalls Craven breeze-up Sale but Richard Knight was delighted to purchase 3 smart colts with Sheikh Abdullah Al-Malek Al-Sabah which will be trained in the UK. The first colt purchased was Lot 20 a son of the very exciting sire Zoffany. The colt is the first foal out of the 3-time winner Gems who […]

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Yearling purchase Speed Company Wins at HQ

Speed Company who was purchased by Richard Knight as a yearling for £48,000 from the Doncaster Premier Yearling Sales won impressively at Newmarket on Wednesday 12th April. The good-looking son of Fast Company was making his seasonal re-appearance in a competitive 0-95 handicap over 10f and despite failing to settle at the rear of the field came with a sweeping […]

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European breeze-up season underway with 2 colts purchased from Ascot

Wednesday 6th April saw the start of the European Breeze-Up Season with the Ascot Sale and Richard Knight managed to purchase 2 colts on behalf of clients. The first colt purchased was a son of 1st season sire Dragon Pulse who came from Willie Browne’s Mocklershill Stables in Ireland. The good looking chesnut colt breezed well despite the difficult conditions […]

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Horse For Sale – Unraced 2-year-old filly by Requinto

1/8 shares are available in this Requinto 2-year-old filly ex L’Aube in training with John Quinn. This filly was purchased by Richard Knight from the Tattersalls Ireland Yearling Sale and is a filly who looks sharp and will be running in the not too distant future. She is a half-sister to three winners (two of them at two) including the […]

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Debut bumper winner Lady Beaufort to sell at Cheltenham Festival Sale

Debut bumper winner Lady Beaufort who was purchased by Richard Knight for £22,000 as an unraced 3-year-old is due to sell as Lot 2 in the Cheltenham Festival Sale on Thursday 17th March. Lady Beaufort is beautifully bred being a daughter of Shirocco and out of the multiple blacktype producer Kadassa. Shirocco is the sire of yesterday’s ‘awesome’ Champion Hurdle […]

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Breeze-Up Sale Research – Trip to Ireland Completed

Richard Knight has just returned from a very insightful trip to Ireland where he visited a number of the leading Breeze-Up sale consignors. The trip provided the opportunity to see many of the sales horses in their own environment and a great chance to chat at length with their vendors and current trainers. This research will hopefully give Richard & his […]

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