TOM is a founding partner in Blandford Bloodstock and is an internationally renowned judge of thoroughbreds.  His track record of top class yearling purchases include the likes of MISS YODA, DUTCH ART, ELUSIVE KATE and JACK HOBBS.  Horses in Training buys include top miler EXCELEBRATION.  South African stars are headed by DANCER’S DAUGHTER.  A former assistant to champion trainer Dick Hern, Tom served on the Epsom Downs Race Committee from 2003 – 10 and was a director of The National Stud from 2011 – 18.  He is the European Representative for Fasig-Tipton Sales, USA and also serves on the board of the Racehorse Owners Association.

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RICHARD is a founding partner in Blandford Bloodstock and is widely recognised as one of the most talented agents in the business.  His long catalogue of successful buys is headed by champion DREAM AHEAD while his filly purchases include Classic heroine TEPPAL, I’M A DREAMER and ARIEGE.  Horses in Training are led by RECKLESS ABANDON.  Richard, who spent his formative years working on stud farms in the USA, England and New Zealand, deals in all aspects of bloodstock.  He is a Council Member of the Federation of Bloodstock Agents.

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STUART has been with Blandford Bloodstock for more than a decade, and became a partner in 2020.  While he specialises in horses in training and all matters relating to Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand, he deals in all aspects of the industry.  Stuart, a graduate of the Darley Flying Start, is a qualified solicitor in Australia and also worked for Arrowfield Stud.  His many successes include Group 1 winners EURO CHARLINE, CRACKERJACK KING, and triple Group 1 winner EXCELEBRATION.

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Since joining Blandford Bloodstock in 2015, Tom has established a reputation as an astute young agent.  Early stakes success came when ABSOLUTE BLAST won the Magnolia Stakes.  He showcased his ability to spot untapped potential when purchasing SNOWY WINTER for just €7,500 at the Goffs February Sale.  Having won six races including at Listed level, she realised a remarkable 725,000gns at auction.  Tom also excels in selecting Breeze-Up horses, with recent successes including SHUMOOKHI, MAYSTAR and 2021 Surrey Stakes winner MEHMENTO.  In 2020, GLEN SHIEL, a £45,000 in-training buy, gave him his first Group 1 winner in the British Champions Sprint at Ascot.

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Office address:  Blandford Bloodstock Ltd, PO Box 787, Bury St Edmunds DO, IP29 5EZ, UK.