David Lanigan has recently joined Four Star Sales as bloodstock advisor, emphasizing on the private purchase of horses in-training and racing management.
Lanigan closed his Newmarket training operation this spring to prepare for his family's planned return to Lexington. Training under Sir Henry Cecil for five years before going out on his own 13 years ago, he retired from training with over 200 winners including top stakes horses, Main Sequence, Meeznah, Interception and Worth Waiting. Prior to working for Cecil, he worked with Four Star Sales' Kerry Cauthen at John T.L. Jones Jr's' Walmac International.
“We are very excited to have David join our team at Four Star,” said Cauthen. “David has a great understanding of all the different aspects of the Thoroughbred business. He learned the sales and breeding side from his parents at Tullamaine Castle Stud in Ireland and during his 13-year training career where he regularly sold race horses both privately and at training sales. David has also returned to America for the September Sale every year since he began training. He recommended the purchase of several top stakes winners from that sale. He knows well what it takes to select and train top quality horses on both sides of the Atlantic.”
Lanigan added, “As I begin with Four Star I will be focusing on the bloodstock side and I have been sourcing private sales of racehorses from England that we believe can move up in class in the U.S. Also, given the concerns over travel during the pandemic, I have had inquiries from European and other overseas owners to advise on purchases at the upcoming yearling and breeding stock sales. I expect that I may have a few more of those as the sales draw closer.”