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Goffs UK Premier sale pinhooking – 16,000gns foal sells for £70,000

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 […]

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Mares & foals, stores, rest & rehab, breaking – Park Wood Stud is open for business

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 […]

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6 purchased from Goffs UK Premier yearling sale in Doncaster

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 […]

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First chase win for profilic national hunt purchase Golden Birthday

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 […]

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York Ebor class 2 win for £36,000 breeze-up purchase El Astronaute

The legend that is El Astronaute did it again this week with victory at the York Ebor meeting. The son of Approve who I purchased from the Ascot breeze-up sales has now won 6 class 2 handicaps at places like York, Chester, Glorious Goodwood & Epsom. A possible tilt at the Group 1 Prix de l’Abbaye might be in the […]

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Galileo yearling colt out of Group 1 winner purchased from Arqana

The European yearling sales season started on Saturday 18th August in Deauville, France and I was delighted to purchase a very exciting prospect. The purchase in question was a Galileo colt out of the Group 1 winner Giofra. Giofra (by Dansili) was rated 117 and was winner of the Falmouth Stakes Gr.1 which is run over 1 mile at Newmarket. […]

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European Yearling sales start in just 7 days – Saturday 18th August

The European yearling sales season starts on Saturday 18th August in Deauville, France with the Arqana August sale. This high-class catalogue includes progeny by proven stallions including Galileo, Frankel, Dubawi, Dark Angel, Kingman, Sea The Stars and Siyouni and first season sires including American Pharoah, Golden Horn and Muhaarar. The sales season moves quickly onto the Goffs UK Yearling sales […]

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$120,000 Australia Win for Tattersalls horses-in-training purchase The Statesman

The Statesman who I purchased for 90,000gns as a horse-in-training and resold 12 months later for 310,000gns won a $120,000 race at Flemington, Australia today. The son of Zoffany had run just twice when I purchased him as a 2-year-old and progressed from a rating of 76 to 95 before reselling to race on in Australia. Congratulations to all connections.

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Progressive middle distance performer Akamanto makes it 3 wins in 2018

Akamanto who I purchased for €50,000 as a foal and resold for 85,000gns as a yearling made it three wins in 2018 with victory at Haydock on 10th August. The son of Cape Cross has enjoyed a change of tactics this year and is proving to be a progressive middle distance horse for Scottish trainer Mike Smith. Congratulations to all […]

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Galway Festival Winner as Safe Voyage wins €100,000 Premier handicap

Safe Voyage who I purchased for £52,000 from the Goffs UK Premier yearling sale won the €100,000 Ahonoora handicap at the Galway Festival on Sunday 5th August. The son of Fast Company was last seen winning a class 2 handicap by 6 lengths at Haydock in April and was racing off a career high mark of 99 but finished his […]

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