10/10/2017

GROUP 1 placings and anotherStakes race 3rd

Following on from CAPLA TEMPTRESS's great Grade 1 win in the Natalma Stakes at Woodbine, we had two more runner in a Grade 1 event the following weekend. RESPONSIBLEFORLOVE and AMBOSELI contested the Rodeo Drive ( GR 1...


10/10/2017

HORSES IN TRAINING SALE

In just over 2 weeks time the 1800 horse HORSES IN TRAINING SALE at TAttersalls in Newmarket will take place. Once again there are plenty of horses in the catalogue which would suit racing in the USA and Hong Kon...


17/09/2017

ANOTHER GROUP 1 WINNER

FANTASTIC CAPLA TEMPTRESS who I suggested to Barry Irwin of Team Valor and who I acquired on his behalf in a private sale, tonight won the 'Win and You're In' Natalma Stakes at Woodbine. She did it in very good style...


17/08/2017

RESPONSIBLEFORLOVE WINS AT DEL MAR

Winner of a Listed race in Italy last year, RESPONSIBLEFORLOVE had been placed twice in Stakes races in the USA since her arrival. Yesterday at Del Mar, under a great ride from smokin Joe Talamo, and perfectly conditi...


13/08/2017

GREAT RUN FROM CAPLA TEMPTRESS

Given the past week's weather it was suprisingly plesant at Newmarket yesterday, and the hospitality to owners provided by the track was excellent. The only negative was the ground which had dried up so it had become rat...


06/08/2017

GREAT RUN FROM AMBOSELI

AMBOSELI, a Medaglia d'Oro filly that I was particularly keen on at the Deauville Breeding Stock sale in 2015, and whom we bought quite cheaply, ran a cracking race last night in the GR 2 Yellow Ribbon at Del Mar. Vic...


04/08/2017

DREAM WIN FOR DREAM MOVER

It was really pleasing to see DREAM MOVER win a tasty allowance race at Saratoga yesterday. This was his first start in the USA and he won it well. There had been some doubts expressed before the race as the dist...


30/07/2017

GREAT WIN BY SNOW CLOUD

LAst week, in the first few days of the Del Mar 2017 summer meeting, the game filly SNOW CLOUD won a nice allowance race. It was great to see her back in the winners enclosure. SHe love the seaside track and this race ...


25/06/2017

A SMALL UPDATE

Have had quite a busy few weeks, but unfortunately not a lot to show for all the efforts. I have clients desperately looking for horses, but the prices which people are asking are verging on the ludicrous. I am not at ...


19/03/2017

A NICE WIN FOR BATTY DRAPER

BETTY DRAPER, a filly I bought at Arqana from the Godolphin/Darley consignment won a nice allowance race at Santa Anita on Thursday. It was a pleasing win as she had an awful lot of ground to make up turning into the ...


01/03/2017

A QUIET TIME OF YEAR

Well we're now into March and it is a quiet time of year. The only flat racing is on the all weather in the UK and it is always hard to establish whether the races in this period are really worth looking at. However,...


10/12/2016

IMPRESSIVE HAUL AT THE DECEMBER SALES

Following on from last year, it was a great pleasure to welcome Deron Pearson and Jim Cassidy to the UK last Sunday . Wed rove straight up to Newmarket and started looking at the fillies I had selected for them Althoug...


27/08/2016

ALL SEEMS TO HAVE GONE WRONG WITH THIS SITE

Many apologies to anyone who comes onto this page to read some news, but we have been having problems with the site and it now appears that a lot of my news has disappeared. Still we have had many winners in the past ...


20/08/2013

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20/08/2013

REMIX AND TELLOVIO WIN

Two weeks or so apart there was a nice double for James Evans' company when TELLOVIO won a good handicap at Chester and REMIX followed up at Doncaster last week. Remix was bought out of John Hills' yard for these...


20/08/2013

MADNESS IN THE MARKET

It is getting harder and harder to buy good horses for overseas clients. Laqrgely due to the influence of owners from the Middle East and Hong Kong's apparently insatiable appetite for horses, owners are pricing thei...


20/08/2013

MADNESS IN THE MARKT

It is getting harder and harder to buy good horses for overseas clients. Laqrgely due to the influence of owners from the Middle East and Hong Kong's apparently insatiable appetite for horses, owners are pricing thei...


05/07/2013

ELEGANT IN VICTORY

BLACK ELEGANCE lived up to her name last Sunday in the Premio Mantovani a 7 1/2 furlong Listed race in Milan. QUicklyh into her stride, the black filly was given a fantastic ride by Fabio Brance. Although shye was...


16/06/2013

CERRO BATTLES TO GAME WIN

Having taken a long time to recover from a suicidal ride in the Fountain of Youth Stakes, CERRO found his form again with a gutsy hard fought win in the Canonero II Stakes at Pimlico. Taking the lead from the gate, he wa...


16/06/2013

BYRAMA RUNS AWAY WITH VANITY HANDICAP

Given A peach of a ride by Gary Stevens, BYRAMA, came into the home straught looking like she had a real battle on her hands, but Gary just klicked her on and the further they went the further she extended her winnin...


16/06/2013

A BUSY BUYING PERIOD

A busy, international month with plenty of air travel, some crazy road trips and lots of horses inspected and viewed. It ended up with us buying four horses in Italy, France, Ireland and England. Some tough negotia...


16/06/2013

A BUSY BUYING PERIOD

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12/04/2013

TUTTIPAESI BRAVE 2nd in GRADE 1

TUTTIPAESI BRAVE 2nd in GRADE 1

TUTTIPAESI ran a really solid race when fihnishing 2nd in the Grade 1 Ashland Stakes at Keenland last Saturday. Slowly away she had an awful lot of ground to make up and when she started to pick up she quickened real...


12/04/2013

AN INTERESTING TRIP

Last Sunday/Monday I made another one of the crazy trips to Europe which so often seem to be part of my life as an agent Sunday morning I flew to Zagreb in Croatia and then drove to the stable of a Croation trainer t...


24/03/2013

A BUMPER HARVEST?

CROP REPORT overcame a bump and a slow start yesterday to win the Rushaway Stakes at Turfway Park in pleasing fashion Once again, as in his first US start) the son of Medaglia D'Oro was slow out of the gate,...


19/03/2013

DISKO DASHES TO IMPRESSIVE WIN

DISKO DASHES TO IMPRESSIVE WIN

In her first US start since being bought at the Tattersalls Horses in Training Sale, DISKO DASKO showed she had acclimatised well to the move to Southern California, by winning a very dec...


12/02/2013

CERRO JOINS POSSIBLE KY DERBY CANDIDATES

CERRO caught my eye when he won his maiden in Rome, Italy in impressive style and I proposed him to Barry Irwin who immediately snapped up the son of Mr Greeley. After an eventful transatlantic trip and a snafu i...


02/01/2013

TUTTIPAESI CONQUERS

TUTTIPAESI CONQUERS

The New Year started in great style yesterday when TUTTIPAESI emphatically won the Ginger Brew Stakes ( Listed race) at Gulfstream Park by two lengths. I bought this filly in Italy last September for the ...


16/11/2012

A GREAT SALE

It was a pleasure to welcome Deron PEarson and Jim Cassidy back to the October Horses in Training sale at Tattersalls in late October Although the cataloguie was lacking in 'star lots' ( particularly amongst the t...


28/08/2012

FIRST CORNERSTONE WINS GR 2

A couple of weeks ago I noticed a colt in Ireland who looked as if he was a superior runner and had the style, scope and talent to develop into a serious horse. I...


15/05/2012

BULLETIN 15 MAY

It/s been a busy two weeks on and off the track At Churchill Downs WENT THE DAY WELL ran a fantastic race in the Kentucky Derby. He finished 4th only beaten 2 1/2 lengths, and I am convinced that with another...


03/05/2012

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER

THe trouble with time is that is flies past without you even knowing it. I can hardly believe it's three weeks since my last update Well: it's an exciting weekend ahead. In addition to WENT THE DAY WELL runni...


09/04/2012

UPDATE APRIL 9 2012

Well, I missed a week, but no one s perfect It's been an eventful fortnight, with quite a few positives Most important of these was the victory of WENT THE DAY WELL in the Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park. He...


24/03/2012

WEEKLY UPDATE

An eventful week with much more excitement to come over the next 7 days Firstly, CAPITANO FUTURO, a colt bought in Italy for Team Valor, arrived safely at the Chantilly barn of John Hammond. I went to see hi...


24/03/2012

THE DAY WENT VERY WELL

UNder a great ride from John Velzquez, WENT THE DAY WELL, ran away with the Spiral Satkes on the polytrack at Turfway Park this evening. He won, going away by 3 1/2 lengths. Tracking the pace just behind the leade...


04/03/2012

WENT THE DAY WELL ON WAY

WENT THE DAY WELL ON WAY

Yesterday WENT THE DAY WELL a colt I helped Team Valor buy, won a very decent maiden at Gulfstream Park. Off a slow pace, but always thereabouts, Went the Day Well under a good ride, came around his rivals turning...


26/02/2012

GREAT DOUBLE IN CALIFORNIA

Last weekend , I had a great double win at Santa Anita Firstly BYRAMA who I bought for Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners at the end of 2011, landed a good allowance race down the hill. What was especially pleasin...


19/02/2012

BRAVE LUCKY CHAPPY SO UNLUCKY

The EL Camino REal at Golden Gates yesterday provided one of the best finishes I have seen in a long time. LUCKY CHAPPY an ex Italian colt I bought for Barry Irwin, was just beaten a nose ( well a nostril) in a thri...


05/02/2012

Winners in UK and Hong Kong

Two winners in the last few days. Firstly in Hong KOng a horse known as Noonenose over in Europe won a handicap nicely in Shatin. It was the 2nd win for his new owner and I hope he can now move up in grade and win ag...


01/02/2012

MORE APOLOGIES

Well , the promise of regular updates was shortlived. I could blame Christmas and the New Year ( both western and chinese) but I would be hiding behind a screen. The truth is that not much is happening in the wint...


01/02/2012

HONG KONG TRIP

I am planning with 90% certainty to travel to Hong Kong on the 17th or 18th of February and to stay there for about 1 week. I will be staying at the Royal Park Htel in Shatin and will be contactable on my UK cell...


21/11/2011

UPDATES

My sincere apologies to anyone who looked at the site hoping for some news or updates. With everything that has been going on, I have not updated the site as I should have done Here are some of the highlights of t...


29/05/2011

CRIMSON CHINA SCALES THE HEIGHTS

CRIMSON CHINA SCALES THE HEIGHTS

The Lamplighter Stakes at Monmouth last night really lit the fuse under CRIMSON CHINA. Coming off a slightly below par effort in the Blue Gras...


22/05/2011

GITANO HERNANDO WINS SINGAPORE CUP

GITANO HERNANDO WINS SINGAPORE CUP

Under a really positive ride, GITANO HERNANDO came back to his best today at Kranji in Singapore and added some US$ 1.5 million to his earn...


16/04/2011

THEE NICE COLTS BOUGHT AT TATTERSALLS

The Craven Breeze Up Sale was a bit of a challenge this year. By effectively combining the cream of the Craven sale of years gone by with some of the horses which would previously have been catalogued in the 'lesser'...


16/04/2011

BARGAIN BUY FIFTH AVE STAMPS HER AUTHORITY

BARGAIN BUY FIFTH AVE STAMPS HER AUTHORITY

When she went through the ring at the tattersalls Horses in Training Sale last year FIFTH AVE did not get anyone excited and w...


11/04/2011

I GET THE EXACTA IN THE LA PUENTE

For the first time ever I believe I managed to buy the first two finishers in the same Stakes race on Sunday in The La puente Stakes SURREY STAR won the race and MAJOR ART finished a close 2nd. I hit the exacta . ...


02/04/2011

DAM PURCHASE PROVIDES ANOTHER GROUP WINNER

Some years ago I selected and purchased the filly HEART STOPPING for a client who put her in foal to Oratorio and then sold her on. Well the produce is LOLLY FOR DOLLY who won a Group 3 a few days back and runs again...


02/04/2011

CRIMSON CHINA SO NEARLY SCORES

CRIMSON CHINA Showed that he is a very good horse although he only finished 2nd in the Rushaway Stakes at Turfway last weekend. Having been balloted out of his intended target ( THe Spiral Stakes the same day) CRI...


02/04/2011

THREE SMASHING HORSES PURCHASED AT KEMPTON

Goffs 'Ready to Run' sale at Kempton has improved the quality of the horses on offer every year and 2011 was no exception. There were some very nice horses there and a good crowd turned up to watch the 90 odd hor...


20/03/2011

MAJOR ART SCORES IN GOOD STYLE

MAJOR ART took a decisive step to justifying his reputation by winning the feature race at Santa Anita on Friday afternoon. Although he only wo...


14/03/2011

ANDINA AND SO BELLE KEEP THE FLAG FLYING

ANDINA AND SO BELLE which I found and bought in collaboration with Jamie Lloyd both did themselves proud in the last few days at Santa Anita. SO BELLE was closing so fast that another step or two would have taken...


04/03/2011

GITANO ON COURSE FOR WORLD CUP

Quite a few of the 'big guns' who will contest the Dubai World Cup at the end of this month were lined up for this Round 3 of the Group 2 Maktoum Challenge at Meydan Racecourse yesterday. Once again the pace was f...


25/02/2011

SO CLOSE

SO CLOSE

It could have been a dream US debut for EASY TICKET in the feature race at Santa anita yesterday, but he was denied by a nose. A stride before the wire he looked to have his nose in front and it looked like it again ...


16/02/2011

CRIMSON CHINA BECOMES A RISING STAR

CRIMSON CHINA BECOMES A RISING STAR

Bought privately for Team Valor out of Brian Meehan's stable at the end of last year, CRIMSON CHINA surpassed all expectations when coming with a storming late run to win a first level allowance at Gulfstream today. ...


04/02/2011

TIMELY UPDATE

This is a uqiet time of year, so I am finally able to sit down and update this section of the site. The winter is also the time where I can reflect on what happened in 2010 and what the plans for this coming year are...


05/11/2010

6 HORSES BOUGHT AT NEWMARKET

6 HORSES BOUGHT AT NEWMARKET

As I feared before the sale the scratches did little to help matters. Neither did the vet reports. All in all our list (which had started off looking quite healthy) quickly dwindled and it was very hard to find the r...


21/10/2010

TWO TROUBLED TRIPS

The weekend had me wishing that one did not need jockeys to ride these magnificent horses. Two Graded Stakes runner, one 3rd and one 4th. Firstly GITANO HERNANDO in the Champion Stakes at Newmarket. A gallant 4th ...


21/10/2010

TATTERSALLS HORSES IN TRAINING SALE

Well, it's nearly time for the marathon Horses in Training Sale at Newmarket starting on Monday. As usual a massive catalogue ( 1600 horses) but also as usual a large amount of scratches, unfortunately quite a few at...


02/10/2010

TALE UNTOLD just fails

TALE UNTOLD just fails

What a game filly and what a nail biting finish. For the 2nd time in two weeks Tale Untold finished 2nd beaten a nose in the $ 500,000 Tattersalls Million Sales race. Two strides past the line she was in fro...


01/10/2010

GITANO RETURNS TO WINNING WAYS

GITANO RETURNS TO WINNING WAYS

After six months on the sidelines with a few niggling problems, GITANO HERNANDO showed he is stil at the top of his game with a cheeky win in the GR 3 Diamond Stakes at Dundalk this evening. Kieren Fallon had made...


01/10/2010

IRISH FIELD GALLANT 4th IN MIDDLE PARK

IRISH FIELD ran a very solid race to finish 4th behind runaway winner Dream Ahead in the GR 1 Middle Park Stakes at a rain soaked Newmarket this afternoon. He was only beaten under 1 length for 2nd and was rallyin...


30/09/2010

Welcome

Welcome to the new Webisite...I hope it is well received and I promise to keep it updated more regularly. Do check out the news section for the most up to date stories on our previous purchases and also forth...


30/09/2010

EXCITING WEEKEND

EXCITING WEEKEND

The next few days will be exciting ones Tonight on opening day at Oak Tree, GET A GRIP runs first time for Neil Drysdale. Will probably need the race but I hope for a bold show.. Then later on the same card...


25/07/2010

IRISH DESTROYS THE FIELD

IRISH DESTROYS THE FIELD

About two weeks ago I persuaded some clients in Hong Kong to buy the 2yo old IRISH FIELD. Nothing spectacular about this you think. However this colt was trained in Spain and had won two minor races in Madrid before ...


17/07/2010

MISS SINGHSIX GALLANT 2ND IN DELWARE HCAP

MISS SINGHSIX GALLANT 2ND IN DELWARE HCAP

It was always going to be a tough task , but Miss Singhsix proved once and for all she is a mare that can hold her own in the big time, as she sparkled to finish second to favourite Life at Ten in the $750,000 Delawa...


17/06/2010

GITANO HERNANDO

GITANO HERNANDO

There is an old horseman's adage that a bad horse will not hurt itself. Well the converse of this is that a really good horse is more prone to injury. And so it has been with GITANO HERNANDO. Last year he sprained...


27/12/2009

Del Mar

What feels like ages ago I bought the Goulds and Jim Cassidy a filly called Singhalese who went on to be a Group 1 winner ( Del Mar Oaks) On Friday at Del Mar her full brother KID EDWARD came back from a 7 mon...