Luke Lillingston

Wednesday Insights: Foreign-Flavored Firsters at Churchill

4th-CD, $120k, Msw, 3yo/up, f/m, 1 1/16mT, 2:15 p.m. ET LE LEVRE (Le Havre {Ire}) makes her first trip to the races for the sneaky debut barn of Al Stall, Jr. and is a half-sister to four winners from as many to race out of Sunny Again (GB) (Shirocco {Ger}), whose notable produce include Italian highweight and Group 3 winner Elisa Again (GB) (Champs Elysees {GB}); Berkshire Rocco (Fr) (Sir Percy {GB}), a winner at listed level in England and narrowly beaten in the 2020 G1 Pertemps St Leger; and...

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12 Questions: With George Boughey

First job in the Thoroughbred industry? Working for Tom Goff and Luke Lillingston doing the yearling sales in the USA and UK.   Biggest influence on your career? Hugo Palmer. Working for six seasons from when he had 30 horses to training Classic winners.   Favourite racehorse of all time, and why? It has to be Cachet, beyond my wildest dreams to train a Classic winner in my third season for Highclere.   Who will be champion first-season sire in 2023? He might not have the most winners but I...

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Owner-Breeder Predicts Dreamloper To Bow Out With A Bang At Breeders' Cup

Dreamloper's owner-breeder Olivia Hoare has admitted to being overcome with emotion ahead of a trip of a lifetime to the Breeders' Cup to see her dual Group 1-winning homebred bow out from racing on the biggest stage of all. Trained by Ed Walker to win two top-flight races at ParisLongchamp this season, Dreamloper (Ire) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) is likely to race for the final time in the GI Breeders' Cup Mile given the 5-year-old is entered up in the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale next week. The decision to...

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'It's All About Having Winners' – Lillingston Relishing Red-Hot Run 

Purveyors of Twitter will have noticed that Luke Lillingston has made his way onto timelines on an almost daily basis in recent weeks but the Mount Coote Stud operator had his name pegged into lights on Saturday when dear old Sir Busker (Ire) (Sir Prancealot {Ire}), a horse he bought for just €25,000 in 2017, bagged the G2 Sky Bet York S.  Whether it's buying or breeding winners, Lillingston has enjoyed a year to remember and, not only did he source Sir Busker on behalf of Kennet Valley, but he...

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New Look For Buyanom In Its Third Year

As it heads into his third year of existence, the stallion nomination trading website has a new look, and a few new perks for its users. Ahead of the 2022 breeding season, the Buyanom website has been redone, and now includes the capability for its users to sign contracts online. "It's very user- friendly and very quick," said Luke Lillingston, who operates Buyanom alongside fellow respected horseman Ted Voute. "We're very pleased with the way the website is working." Another new aspect of the site designed to improve the...

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Oaks Winner Talent Foals Too Darn Hot Colt

The stakes-producing Talent (GB) (New Approach {Ire}), winner of the 2013 G1 Investec Oaks, foaled a colt foal by Too Darn Hot (GB) at 5 a.m. on Saturday morning at Luke Lillingston's Mount Coote Stud in Co. Limerick, Ireland. Bred by Ashbrittle Stud and Mark Dixon, he is the first foal of the season at Mount Coote. "He is very nice," Lillingston told the TDN. "He looks like a strong foal. He was only born at 5 a.m. this morning but he's good-looking and strong, and I can say both...

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Lillingston Hails Book 1 Draft As Best Ever

Whether contemplating the travails of society at large, or just the viability of our own walk of sporting life, these are certainly days that demand the long view. And few will be bringing a perspective on the October Sale to match that of Luke Lillingston of Mount Coote Stud. Next week Lillingston will be bringing yearlings to Tattersalls for a 20th consecutive year. And, while there was some overlap, his late father Alan clocked up an unbroken half-century selling there after establishing one of the most fertile Thoroughbred nurseries in...

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Stallion Shopping Made Easy

A one-stop shop for stallion nominations? Well maybe it's not quite there yet but, having only launched last autumn during the yearling sales, the stallion nomination trading website has quickly gained a decent following. A browse through its listing pages this week showed nominations available to Dandy Man (Ire), Dark Angel (Ire), Kodiac (GB), Oasis Dream (GB) and Showcasing (GB) among the more established stallions, and these are just a fraction of the those for sale, with the first-season sires available including crack sprinter Soldier's Call (GB) and Arc...

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