Just 1 week to go until I fly to Ireland for the Tattersalls Ireland National Hunt foals. Here I will be looking to purchase foals for owners to either race or to sell as 3-year-old stores. Last year I purchased a cracking son of Flemensfirth for €40,000 and he has turned into a very impressive yearling and also a racy […]
With every day that passes a new stallion retires and the 2019 stallion fees are being released. This is the time to get your thinking cap on if you have a broodmare and if you would like some assistance then I would be delighted to help. My first job would be to understand from you what the mare is like […]
El Astronaute who I purchased for £36,000 from the Ascot breeze-up sale won his first black-type race on 13th October with victory in the Prix de Bonneval L.R. at Maisons-Laffitte. The son of Approve is now a 10-time winner and rated 106 and looks set to have a very exciting 2019 ahead of him. Congratulations to his owner Ross Harmon […]
The yearling sales season has nearly come to an end with just the Tattersalls December yearling sale to come and its been a successful time with 30 purchases made for various clients. Purchases have varied in price from €6,500 to €320,000 and I can’t wait to see them all hit the track over the coming year or two – here’s […]
Saturday 15th September saw a ‘double’ on the day for breeze-up purchases that I have made when Areen Heart and Fayez won for trainer David O’Meara. Fayez who was purchased from the Tattersalls Craven breeze-up has now won 5 races and Arqana purchase Areen Heart has won 3. Congratulations to all connections.
Arab Moon who I purchased from the Tattersalls Ireland yearling sale won his 5th race of his career with victory in a class 3 handicap at Kempton on 4th September. The son of Elnadim who cost just €23,000 completed a double on the card for trainer William Knight and his team at Lower Coombe Stables. Congratulations to all connections.
Goffs UK Premier yearling sale proved a tough place for many pinhookers but I was very happy with the sale of Lot 496 – Exceed And Excel filly out of Imperialistic Diva. The small but strong filly who I purchased for 16,000gns as a foal in November had received a very nice update in recent weeks when her full sister […]
Park Wood Stud is a 150-acre stud farm based near Badminton, Gloucestershire and I am delighted to recommend it to owners, breeders and trainers of both flat and national hunt stock. Whether you are looking for a base for your mare and foal or looking for the perfect place to send your racehorse for its holiday, Park Wood Stud can […]
With the Arqana yearling sale behind and the Galileo colt I purchased settling into some quiet time at Park Wood Stud, Leighterton the attention turned to the Goffs UK premier sale in Doncaster. The sale has been lucky for me in the past with horses including Group 3 winner Lady Macapa, black-type performer Pixeleen and 100-plus rated performer Solar Flair […]
Golden Birthday who I purchased for £100,000 from the Cheltenham National Hunt sales made it 9 wins since purchase with victory at Stratford on Thursday 23rd August. Making just his second start over fences the 144 rated hurdler jumped well in the main to win by 16 lengths from previous chase winner El Terremoto. Congratulations to his owner Gary Stevens […]