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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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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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