At Book 1 of the 2013 Tattersalls October Sale we sold four yearlings that we’d pinhooked as foals. The first job of a pinhooker is to sell well and we were delighted with the results when the quartet we’d bought as foals for 330,000gns sold for a total of 700,000gns.
Of course sales results are important for anyone in the bloodstock industry to stay in business but where it really matters is on the racecourse, so ultimately my job isn’t just about making profit for the pe
After the excitement of witnessing Dancing Rain win the Oaks at Epsom and in Germany, it was really special to hear that another of our graduates, Karar, has been supplemented to run in the Poule d’Essai des Poulains at Longchamp on Sunday. Of course there have been plenty of people involved in Karar along the way. He was bred by James and Anita Wigan and we bought him from them at the Tattersalls December Foal Sale for 55,000gns. As ever, Jenny worked her magic on him along
We've had mixed fortunes with our mares this year. With neither Villabella or Nut having had a foal last year I was looking forward to seeing what this spring would bring but early in the year we found Villabella had absorbed her foal, which was extremely disappointing after sending her all the way to Germany to be covered by Dabirsim. Worse was to come, however, for poor Nut. She delivered a good strong colt by Rajsaman who seemed perfect in every way bar the fact that he ha