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First National Hunt foals purchased at Tattersalls Ireland

The Tattersalls Ireland November sale is the premier place to purchase National Hunt foals and I was delighted to be asked by a client to purchase 2 foals to re-sell as 3-year-olds. It was my first visit to a National Hunt foal sale but as a seasoned purchaser of flat foals it all clicked into place very easily and I […]

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European Autumn Mare Sales – Choosing the right mare

With the yearlings & horses-in-training sales mostly behind us, attention will turn to the foal sales and then the mare sales. Choosing the right mare is So important – whereas with a yearling or a horse-in-training you might keep it for 2 or 3 years, the likelihood with a mare is that you will keep her for longer. Choose the […]

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UK/IRE/FRA Mating Plans & Nomination Booking 2018

Most of the European stallion fees are now in and I have already produced a number of mating plan reports and recommendations for clients for their mares in 2018. If you would appreciate some help then please get in contact and I will be delighted to help. The charge is FREE so long as I can book the nomination with the […]

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Foal Pinhooking – Goffs & Tattersalls foals sales just weeks away

Foal pinhooking is when I purchase a foal on behalf of a client and we look to sell it for profit approximately 10 months later. Successes have included turning 28,000gns into £120,000, 47,000gns into €120,000, 120,000gns into 220,000gns, €42,000 into €130,000, 42,000gns into 110,000gns, etc. The main flat foal sales are held in Goffs (20-22nd November) and Tattersalls (29 November […]

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National Hunt foal sale – Tattersalls Ireland 13-16 November

For the first time this year I am heading over to the National Hunt foal sales and can’t wait to try to find a future Cheltenham Gold Cup winner ! The sale is held at the Tattersalls Ireland sales complex which is next door to Fairyhouse racecourse between Monday 13th November and Thursday 16th November. If you are interested in […]

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4 Horses-in-training purchases to race on in Bahrain

I thoroughly enjoyed the horses-in-training sale last week as I broke new ground and purchased horses to race on in Bahrain. Looking for horses rated 70 and above who handle fast ground and who have been tough and consistent performers was the remit and I think & hope I purchased some good prospects. The first purchase was Lot 206 called Masarzain. […]

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Winner & Listed 2nd 2-year-old Lisheen Castle sells for 185,000gns

2-year-old Lisheen Castle who I purchased for £50,000 in April this year sold in the Tattersalls Horses-in-training sale in for 185,000gns last week. The son of Most Improved has run just 3 times including winning on debut and running 2nd in the Silver Tankard Stakes L.R. and with plenty of size and scope has the makings of a smart 3-year-old. […]

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€14,000 yearling purchase Seaella placed 2nd in Prix Miesque Gr.3

2-year-old filly Seaella (Canford Cliffs) who I purchased for just €14,000 at the Tattersalls Ireland yearling sales achieved her first black-type when placed 2nd in the Prix Miesque Gr.3 last week. Only once out of the first four in 11 starts she has clearly appreciated the soft ground in France where she has won twice and placed 2nd on the other start. […]

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The Statesman – purchased for 90,000gns and sold 12 months later for 310,000gns

So pleased for owners Randolph & Mortimer racing as I purchased a horse called The Statesman for 90,000gns at the 2016 Horses-in-training sale and he sold for 310,000gns at the same sale 12 months later. The son of Zoffany had been placed in 2 x 7f 2-year-old maidens in Ireland when purchased and once in the care of Ian Williams […]

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Five in a row for National Hunt purchase Golden Birthday

£100,000 National Hunt purchase Golden Birthday (purchased after running 2nd in a Punchestown bumper) is turning into a very exciting dual-purpose horse – from 17 starts he has now won 8 times, 2nd twice and 3rd four times. He has won his last 5 starts – a class 3 hurdle, a class 2 £35,000 hurdle (achieved an official rating of 147), a […]

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