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Arqana breeze-up purchase Big Kitten wins novice race by 5 lengths

Big Kitten who I purchased from Arqana breeze-up sale in May 2017 won in decisive fashion on his seasonal debut at Newcastle yesterday. The son of Kitten’s Joy had been placed 2nd in all his 3 starts at 2 years and won by 5 lengths here with recent course and distance winner Lumi in 2nd. Big Kitten’s form was in […]

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UK horseracing & purchasing forum to HKJC Racing Club members

With my trip to Dubai and Bahrain behind me I was soon back to Heathrow and making the trip to Hong Kong where I had been invited by HKJC to talk to its Racing Club members on UK horseracing and purchasing. The forum was hosted by ex-Channel 4 racing presenter Graham Cunningham, lasted 90 minutes and was in front of […]

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Pre-season Travels – Client trip to Dubai and Bahrain

I am not long back from a fascinating Middle East tour which took in Dubai and Bahrain. The purpose of the trip was to meet with existing clients prior to the start of the European Flat season and to see racing in both countries. It was my first visit to both Dubai and Bahrain and I was looked after superbly […]

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4 Wins in a row for progressive stayer Author’s Dream

Author’s Dream who I purchased for 32,000gns as a yearling made it 4 wins in a row with victory at Lingfield on 3rd March. The son of Authorized is now rated 87 and looks to have an exciting 2018 ahead of him. Congratulations to his owners Mr & Mrs Conroy and to his trainer William Knight and his team.

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Happy New Year ! Here’s to a great 2018 to all . . .

Happy New Year to all ! 2017 was another great year for me and my clients led on the track by Group Winner Lady Macapa (yearling purchase) and Listed & Gr. 1 performer Beauly (foal purchase). Add to that the 2yo black-type performances by Model (breeze-up purchase), Lisheen Castle (breeze-up purchase) & Seaella (yearling purchase) and 2018 is set to […]

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First National Hunt foals purchased at Tattersalls Ireland

The Tattersalls Ireland November sale is the premier place to purchase National Hunt foals and I was delighted to be asked by a client to purchase 2 foals to re-sell as 3-year-olds. It was my first visit to a National Hunt foal sale but as a seasoned purchaser of flat foals it all clicked into place very easily and I […]

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European Autumn Mare Sales – Choosing the right mare

With the yearlings & horses-in-training sales mostly behind us, attention will turn to the foal sales and then the mare sales. Choosing the right mare is So important – whereas with a yearling or a horse-in-training you might keep it for 2 or 3 years, the likelihood with a mare is that you will keep her for longer. Choose the […]

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UK/IRE/FRA Mating Plans & Nomination Booking 2018

Most of the European stallion fees are now in and I have already produced a number of mating plan reports and recommendations for clients for their mares in 2018. If you would appreciate some help then please get in contact and I will be delighted to help. The charge is FREE so long as I can book the nomination with the […]

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Foal Pinhooking – Goffs & Tattersalls foals sales just weeks away

Foal pinhooking is when I purchase a foal on behalf of a client and we look to sell it for profit approximately 10 months later. Successes have included turning 28,000gns into £120,000, 47,000gns into €120,000, 120,000gns into 220,000gns, €42,000 into €130,000, 42,000gns into 110,000gns, etc. The main flat foal sales are held in Goffs (20-22nd November) and Tattersalls (29 November […]

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National Hunt foal sale – Tattersalls Ireland 13-16 November

For the first time this year I am heading over to the National Hunt foal sales and can’t wait to try to find a future Cheltenham Gold Cup winner ! The sale is held at the Tattersalls Ireland sales complex which is next door to Fairyhouse racecourse between Monday 13th November and Thursday 16th November. If you are interested in […]

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