Yearling acquisition is a speciality of the company. A host of stars and champions of the turf are headed by the likes of DUTCH ART, winner of the G1 Prix Morny and G1 Middle Park Stakes and Classic & G1 winner ARCTIC COSMOS. Other star yearling purchases include champion and four-time G1 winning filly ELUSIVE KATE, winner of the G1 Prix Marcel Boussac as well as 150th G1 Irish Derby and Classic hero JACK HOBBS. American success has come courtesy of I’M A DREAMER in the G1 Beverly D Stakes, ARIEGE in the G1 Santa Anita Oaks and NEREID in the G1 American Oaks.
Happy connections with Jack Hobbs after his Group 1 Irish Derby victory
Invincible Spirit ex Brusca colt who was sold for 680,000gns
The company has an enviable track record when it comes to pinhooking – the practice of purchasing foals for re-sale as yearlings for profit. This comes after years of participation and experience in the market place. Recent highlights include:
b c EXCELEBRATION ex DANCE AVENUE – bought for €100,000 / made €340,000
b c KYLLACHY ex MAUGWENNA – bought for 20,000gns / realised 150,000gns
b c INVINCIBLE SPIRIT ex BRUSCA – purchased for 215,000gns / made 680,000gns
b f SHAMARDAL ex RED BANDANNA – bought for €175,000 / sold for 625,000gns
b c LOPE DE VEGA ex BRISTOL BAY – purchased for €190,000 / sold for 400,000gns
Blandford Bloodstock purchases broodmares for a wide variety of clients and offers a comprehensive service in this regard as the company is represented at all the major breeding stock sales in Europe and the USA. Recent successful purchases include:
EVER RIGG – dam of POSTPONED, G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, also winner of G1 Dubai Sheema Classic and G1 Coronation Cup
MIARIXA – dam of BLUE BUNTING, G1 1,000 Guineas Stakes
NORTH EAST BAY – dam of PRINCE BISHOP, G1 Dubai World Cup
COYOTE – dam of HAVANA GOLD, G1 Prix Jean Prat
TARIYSHA – dam of ARCANO, G1 Prix Morny, and four other progeny who realised 1,100,000gns, 700,000gns,
700,000gns & 450,000gns respectively
MY BRANCH – dam of TANTE ROSE, G1 Haydock Sprint Cup
Blue Bunting winning the Group 1 1,000 Guineas
Blandford Bloodstock specialises in the management of broodmares and the booking of stallion nominations and advises a number of owner / breeders and commercial breeders as to the suitability of specific stallions for their mares. This advice is based on years of experience of different stallions’ progeny both at home and abroad as well as first hand experience of the relevant broodmare’s produce.
Blandford Bloodstock provides an unrivalled stallion acquisition service to owners and breeders. The company has purchased an array of leading sires for the UK, Irish and overseas markets. If you are looking to acquire a stallion from Europe or seek to invest in a stallion through buying shares, we are perfectly placed to assist you.
Champion Duke Of Marmalade at Drakenstein Stud, South Africa
The Sport of Kings is often perceived as solely the playground of the super rich and famous. To an extent this is true but if Blandford purchases have shown anything over the years, it is that you don’t have to give a King’s ransom to buy a top class racehorse meaning that the joy of successful racehorse ownership is far more widely available.
In addition to buying individual horses for individual owners, Blandford Bloodstock can also introduce you to the exiting world of partnerships and syndicates. Whether you want to be a sole owner or part of a syndicate, we can help you attain your goal and point you in the direction of the most able Trainers.
Blandford Bloodstock acts as racing manager to a wide variety of owners and syndicates. The wealth of experience and the knowledge of the national and international racing programme that we bring to the equation can prove invaluable for owners and trainers. This applies to managing a horse’s career as well as dealing with the day to day overseeing of horses in training including advice about sales and export abroad.
Arctic Cosmos at Doncaster
Blandford Bloodstock produces valuations for a number of clients. Whether the portfolio is a few individual horses or large groups of broodmares, yearlings and foals, Blandford’s personnel are totally familiar with the correct criteria required whether valuations are for accountancy or insurance purposes.
Insurance of bloodstock is an extremely competitive market. Because Blandford Bloodstock knows the brokers and underwriters in this market well, we can steer you in the right direction and obtain the most favourable rates for you.