Foal Purchases

Purchasing foals has to be the ultimate ‘talent-spotting’ and Richard has achieved great success with his foal purchases. Whether you are looking for a foal to race or pinhook Richard will be delighted to help.

On the track Richard’s performers have included Gr.1 winner Garswood who cost just 19,000gns as a foal. A Listed winning & Group placed 2-year-old he progressed to winning the Listed Free handicap at Newmarket at 3 years and the Lennox Stakes Gr.2 at Glorious Goodwood. At 4 years he won the Prix Maurice de Gheest Gr.1 and retired to stand as a stallion at Cheveley Park Stud.

Bossy Guest (seen here on the right) was a €70,000 foal purchase from the Goffs November sale. He won on debut at 2 years and went on to win the £100,000 Tattersalls Millions 3-Y-O sprint and be placed in the 2015 2000 Guineas Gr.1 – the first Classic of the year.

Other foal purchases include the 2017 Listed winner Beauly who was also placed at Grade 1 level and 2019 Listed winner Shenanigans who cost just €30,000.

A number of Richard’s clients are now purchasing their racehorses as foals and as you can see from the pinhook prices achieved below they are often getting great value by purchasing at this younger stage.

‘Pinhooking’ foals is when you purchase a foal to re-sell for profit as a yearling, approximately 10 months later. The foals tend to be between 7-10 months old when purchased and you are looking for a good value and athletic individual which you feel the agents, owners and trainers will want to purchase to race. In Europe the foals are usually purchased from the Tattersalls or Goffs November sale or Arqana December sale and then re-sold in the UK, Ireland or France between August and October of their yearling year.

Richard’s pinhooking successes have included turning 28,000gns into £120,000, €42,000 into €130,000, 42,000gns into 110,000gns, 32,000gns into £102,000, 47,000gns into €120,000, 120,000gns into 220,000gns, €55,000 into €90,000, £40,000 into £80,000, €50,000 into 85,000gns & €48,000 into 80,000gns.

If you are interested in purchasing a foal to race or to pinhook please contact Richard on +44 7769 349240 or email [email protected]

Bossy Guest was a €70,000 foal purchase from the Goffs November sale.