Velvet Morn who I purchased as a foal for €18,000 from the Goffs November foal sale won in convincing style at Kempton on 23rd March. The daughter of Darley stallion Epaulette was making just her 3rd start and first over 6f and having made all won well under jockey Andrea Atzeni. Congratulations to owner Mrs Susie Hartley and to trainer […]
The final sale for me of 2018 was the Tattersalls December mare sale where I purchased 2 high-class mares on behalf of clients. The 1st purchase was Lot 1533 Goleta who is the dam of Group 3 winner Dibajj and Listed winner Black Sea. Sold in-foal to Iffraaj so carrying a full brother or sister to Dibajj, Goleta cost 210,000gns. […]
Straight off the back of the National Hunt foal sale came the Goffs foal sales where I purchased 3 foals – 1 to race (Champs Elysees colt brother to Glory Awaits) and 2 to re-sell namely a Sir Prancealot colt & a Charm Spirit filly. From there it was onto Tattersalls where I purchased 3 more foals – all colts […]
Last year I was lucky enough to purchase my first National Hunt foals on behalf of clients with the purchase of a Flemensfirth colt and a Milan filly. Both of those have progressed well over the 12 months and look fantastic – the Flemensfirth colt is set to be a very popular 3-year-old when he comes to be re-sold. This […]
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.