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30k yearling purchase Sea Shack breaks maiden & wins over £25k

Sea Shack who I purchased as a yearling for 30,000gns won a class 2 conditions race at Goodwood yesterday and won over £25,000 in doing so. The 2-year-old son of Equiano had shown good form in 3 previous starts and battled bravely to win under jockey Jim Crowley for owners Seabrook Miller and trainer William Knight. Congratulations to all connections.

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Territory looks a good one for 1st time breeder Wicklow Bloodstock Ire

Nick Peacock of Wicklow Bloodstock Ireland is no stranger to the winners enclosure having had a number of good horses on the flat and over jumps (Wicklow Brave, Simenon, Aussie Reigns to name just three) but he has just broken new ground recently as the breeder of winners. His first runner & winner was Miss Laila a daughter of Dark Angel […]

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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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