Phone: +44 (0)1638 661434
Fax: +44 (0)1638 668107
If you are interested in having a horse in training, we have a selection of horses for sale or lease, so please give Mark a ring on:
01638 661434 or (mobile) 07799 663339
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Bay colt (20.04.11) by Virtual ex Astrolove
A strong, well grown colt - he has a marvellous temperament and is a great, very easy mover. His dam has bred two winners, both very genuine and sound, and she is from the famous Mrs. Moss female line.
Please view the video below:
Price on application (Plus VAT) - available to purchase in halves or quarters if required
A report on Mark's selection process:
Yearlings are purchased in the autumn to be prepared and trained for following season. Mark attends the sales worldwide in his search to find the winners of the future.
Pacemaker magazine reported Mark to be one of the top buyers of yearlings. The following shows the selection process that he undertakes for each yearling sale.
"We have bought some fantastic horses at unbelievably good prices over the years. This is where our hard work pays off - we look at almost every horse at each sale and therefore manage to find some exciting prospects.
"As I have said here before, the pedigree can sometimes set the price. But the horses we choose have merit all of their own. We buy yearlings that, in our opinion, have potential as racehorses; this means we do not buy just the pedigree. Athleticism, good-looks, great outlook and correct conformation are what we are looking for - genuine racehorses and potential winners.
"Whether we are spending £2,000 or £200,000 the same selection process is followed. We finally reach our 'to buy' list - some of which we buy but some of those on the list sell for far more than I consider is the right value.
"All I want is to give my owners plenty of enjoyment, so I try to buy them what I consider to be good, sound racehorses with scope for improvement at a fair price."
In addition to purchasing yearlings at auction, we can offer yearlings bred at Dulligham Park Stud. For example, Ted Spread, who was bred at the stud and is the winner of the 2010 Chester Vase, was purchased privately, as was the 2010 listed Galtres Stakes winner, Brushing.
Winning racehorses is what we are looking for and this is our constant aim on behalf of our owners.
The following are just some of the previous purchases made by Mark:
Winner of the St Leger (Gp 1) - Bob's Return (bought for under £15,000 and won in excess of £530,000)
Winner of the Duke of York Stakes (Gp 2) - Steenberg (bought for approx. £15,000 and won over £220,000)
Winner of the Gladness Stakes (Gp 3) - Cool Edge (bought for approx. £750 and won over £100,000)
Winner of the Brigadier Gerard (Gp 3) - Smokey Oakey (bought for approx. £12,000 and won over £140,000)
Winner of the Lily Langtry Stakes (Gp 3) - Astrocharm (bought for under £10,000 and won over £110,000)
Group & Listed placed - Babodana (bought for £15,000 and won over £220,000)
"I am delighted to have had great success for my owners," added Mark. "Owning a racehorse is all about fun, excitement and new experiences, but there are no guarantees - you still need that little bit of luck!"
Once budgets and orders have been agreed, your request can be included in Mark's search for the 'cream of the crop' of young stock.