TOM has been chairman of Blandford Bloodstock since 2004 and is an internationally renowned judge of thoroughbreds. His track record of top class yearling purchases include the likes of DUTCH ART, ELUSIVE KATE and JACK HOBBS. Horses in Training buys are headed by 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.
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RICHARD has been managing director of Blandford Bloodstock since 2004 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 joined Blandford Bloodstock as an associate in 2010 with special responsibility for horses in training and all matters relating to Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand. Stuart, a graduate of the Darley Flying Start, is a qualified solicitor in Australia and also worked for Arrowfield Stud. Of his many successes, Stuart played a crucial role in the acquisition of triple Group 1 winner EXCELEBRATION. Other stand outs include Group 1 winners EURO CHARLINE and CRACKERJACK KING.
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TOM joined Blandford Bloodstock in 2014 having spent time working at leading farms including Highclere, Watership Down and Godolphin. A graduate with a degree in architecture, Tom moved swiftly into bloodstock in 2011 and completed a National Stud Diploma where he was named the outstanding student of his year. In addition to agency work, Tom heads up Blandford Bloodstock’s research department.
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