Yearling acquisition is a speciality of the company. A host of stars and champions of the turf are headed by the likes of Derby winner DESERT CROWN and EMILY UPJOHN, winner of the G1 British Champion Fillies and Mares Stakes, who was purchased for 60,00gns; MISS YODA, winner of the G1 German Oaks, 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.

Desert Crown gallops to Derby Glory at Epsom

Triple Group 1 winner, Perfect Power


Blandford has excelled in the acquisition of two-year-olds in training at what are known as Breeze-Up Sales, where horses gallop in public over two furlongs on the turf before sale. The company’s record is truly remarkable and Blandford invests in the latest state of the art timing systems to clock two-year-olds accurately as they gallop.

Triple Group 1 winner PERFECT POWER and French classic winner TEPPAL are the most recent Group 1 graduates.  Other Breeze-Up stars include five-time G1 hero DREAM AHEAD – he cost just 36,000gns.  ARDAD landed the G2 Flying Childers Stakes; DABAN won the G3 Nell Gwyn Stakes at Newmarket and PRETTY BABY scored in the G3 Oak Tree Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.


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:

PIKABOO – dam of LOVE, winner of the G1 1,000 Guineas & G1 Oaks
PRIVATE LIFE – dam of STRADIVARIUS, 3 x champion stayer; winner of the G1 Ascot Gold Cup (three times) & the G1 Goodwood Cup (four times)
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
JESSICA’S DREAM – dam of HAVANA GOLD, G1 Prix Jean Prat
TARIYSHA – dam of ARCANO, G1 Prix Morny, and her other progeny realised 1,100,000gns, 700,000gns, 700,000gns etc.
ROSIE’S POSY – dam of MAKE BELIEVE, G1 French Derby & DUBAWI HEIGHTS, G1 Yellow Ribbon Stakes, Santa Anita, California

Stradivarius wins the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot

Invincible Spirit ex Brusca colt 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 INVINCIBLE SPIRIT ex BRUSCA – purchased for 215,000gns / made 680,000gns
  • b f SHAMARDAL ex RED BANDANA – bought for €175,000 / sold for 625,000gns
  • b c LOPE DE VEGA ex BRISTOL BAY – purchased for €190,000 / sold for 400,000gns
  • b f SEA THE STARS ex DIAMOND TANGO – purchased for 220,000gns / made 500,000gns


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.

Duke Of Marmalade at Drakenstein Stud, South Africa


Blandford Bloodstock provides an unrivalled stallion acquisition and management service to owners and breeders. The company has purchased an array of leading sires over the last 20 years. If you are looking to acquire a stallion to stand in Europe, the USA or overseas then we are perfectly placed to help with their purchase and management having bought the likes of SEA THE MOON, DREAM AHEAD, EXCELEBRATION, ARDAD, DUTCH ART, RECKLESS ABANDON, DUKE OF MARMALADE and JACK HOBBS.


Blandford Bloodstock also specialises in the acquisition, management and sale of stallion shares and breeding rights. As investors in this market ourselves, we can help you start or manage your portfolio, providing you with the best possible objective advice about stallion markets in Europe and the USA.


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

Danehill at Coolmore Stud by Edward Whitaker


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 experienced with the criteria required whether valuations are for accountancy or insurance purposes.


Insurance of bloodstock is an extremely competitive market.  Blandford Bloodstock knows the brokers and underwriters in this field s0 we can steer you in the right direction and obtain the most favourable rates for you.