Stephen Hillen Bloodstock purchased a total of nine horses this week at Tattersalls Horses in Training Sale some of which will go to trainers Kevin Ryan, Joseph Tuite and Richard Hughes. We were also pleased to buy some for Tony Bloom, although we tried hard to buy more for him and underbid a few including Rembrandt Van Rijn who made 400,000gns. Brian and Rosie Hargie were at the sales and we were delighted to buy Classic Villager for them who was one of our “naps”. Most of these horses are now at the The National Stud in Newmarket, as we recommend giving them a holiday, getting them turned out in the paddock every day.
Stephen Hillen Bloodstock have just finished a long few weeks purchasing at the yearling sales from Doncaster, Fairyhouse, Goffs, Tattersalls Newmarket and finally Arqana this week.
Purchasing was tough at times with record turnovers being recorded.
We bought yearlings for trainers Kevin Ryan, George Baker and Joseph Tuite and were also delighted to select some for Richard Hughes who has started training following his retirement as a jockey earlier in the year. Our purchases also included yearlings for owners Jim and Fitri Hay, Michael Tabor, Ahmad Al Shaikh, Henry Ponsonby Syndicate and Alison Jackson.
New stallions such as Sepoy, Sir Prancealot, Bated Breath, Nathaniel were on the roster of purchases as well as some proven performers such as Dark Angel, Dalakhani, Dutch Art and Pivotal.