Following many years working in the racing industry, Stephen Hillen has built up a reputation as being one of the best in the business and his ability to spot potential in young horses is second to none. Stephens’s vast knowledge of the sport assures that Stephen Hillen Bloodstock will give you the best advice and guidance surrounding every aspect of the thoroughbred bloodstock industry. Stephen is in attendance at all of the major sales in Europe and North America, where he can advise clients on their purchases for both racing and breeding.
Stephen is happy to give guidance on foal purchases for both racing and pinhooking investment.
Stephen’s yearling purchases have proven to be very successful, buying both privately and at public auction, with many proving black type on the racecourse.
Breeze up sales have always been a strong focus of Stephen Hillen Bloodstock with previous purchases including multiple Group 1 winner The Grey Gatsby and Group 1 winner Astaire
Stephen has strong form and pedigree knowledge leading to notable success buying horses-in-training both privately and at public auction, including Group winning Masamah and Mount Athos.
Stephen will assess confirmation and pedigree on all possible mare purchases and help to obtain sire nominations and advise on mating plans.
Stephen has also been involved with a number of successful EIS Schemes (Enterprise Investment Scheme).
Stephen’s connections with trainers’ right across the UK and strong race form knowledge allows him to build an extensive race programme for all your horses. Stephen has successfully managed racehorses for clients in the past, including Dr Marwan Koukash, helping him achieve his goal of 100 winners in one year.
Stephen is happy to assess and value any racehorse, breeding stock and young stock.
Becky Hillen has extensive knowledge in this area having worked previously as racing secretary for trainers Paul Cole and Mick Channon. She is happy to assist all new owners with any administration queries, including new owner registration and VAT procedures.