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Arqana Breeze-up purchase Trading Point wins seasonal reappearance by 4 lengths

Trading Point who I purchased from Arqana Breeze-up sale won his 2nd race in 5 starts with an easy victory at Beverley yesterday. The gelded son of Siyouni had shown good form at 2 years but suffered a few injury setbacks at 3 which limited him to just 2 starts. Making his reappearance yesterday he made all and won by […]

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Four unraced 2-year-olds purchased from Goffs UK breeze-up sale

The European breeze-up sales season is now halfway through and I was delighted to purchase 4 exciting prospects from the Goffs UK sale with trainers John & Sean Quinn. The first purchase was Lot 46 – a daughter of Slade Power who came from Longways Stables. This filly breezed fast and is closely related to multiple Group 1 winner Gordon […]

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First 2-year-old winner of the year as Carey Street wins at Pontefract

Carey Street who I purchased for just €13,000 as a yearling from the Goffs Sportsman Sale became my first 2-year-old winner of the season when winning over 5f on 23rd April. The son of Bunge Inthejungle was making just his 2nd start having run well in the Brocklesby Conditions race on the opening day of the flat season and made […]

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First black-type performance from foal purchase Shenanigans

Shenanigans who I purchased as a foal for €30,000 continued her progressive profile when finishing 2nd in the Snowdrop Fillies Stakes L.R. at Kempton on 7 April. The daughter of Arcano who is rated 98 had won at Newmarket and Glorious Goodwood in 2017 and was making her first start of the season in this Listed event over 1 mile. […]

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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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