David Lanigan

Lanigan Joins Four Star Sales

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...

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The Weekly Wrap: When One Door Closes

The daily reality check comes via the evening news. Coronavirus by numbers: new infections and, brutally, the death toll. Otherwise, for people working day-to-day with racehorses and breeding stock, not an awful lot has changed. Yes, we take care not to get too close to other people, wash our hands more, wear latex gloves to the supermarket. But the horses still need to be fed, exercised, mucked out and to be prepared, as much as we all can be, for a return to some sort of normality. In our old...

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Lanigan Leaving Newmarket For Kentucky

David Lanigan has announced that he will be closing his training operation in Newmarket at the end of April and relocating to Kentucky. Lanigan and his American wife Amy, a much respected equine photographer, will live in Lexington with their two daughters. "Moving back to Kentucky has been something that we have thinking about for a while and the timing is right for us now to make the move," said Lanigan, who added that the decision is not as a result of the current coronavirus pandemic, which has brought a...

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