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Fearghal Hogan Joins Manton Park Stallions

Fearghal Hogan has been appointed the Nominations and Bloodstock Manager of Manton Park Stallions. A graduate of the Irish National Stud Course, Hogan also worked for Coolmore America and Goffs prior to spending three years in the nominations and sales department of Ballyhane Stud. He began at Manton Park on Dec. 1, 2021. "Fearghal brings to the position a great deal of experience and thorough knowledge of both the racing and breeding sectors," Manton Park's owner, Martyn Meade, said. "He will be a tremendous asset to the team here and...

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McGrath to Head Up Shen You Holdings

Former Managing Director of Tony Fung Horse Investments and Aquis Farm CEO, Shane McGrath, has taken up the position of Executive Director for Shen You Holdings Limited. McGrath has been a well-established figure in the Australasian bloodstock industry for over 20 years having held senior bloodstock positions at Eliza Park, Coolmore Australia and within the Aquis Farm Group. "I will forever be grateful for the opportunity afforded to me by the Fung Family and the Aquis Group, they always showed great faith in our selection process, and we have cherished...

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Arthur Dobell Joins Oliver St. Lawrence Bloodstock

Bloodstock agent Arthur Dobell has joined Oliver St. Lawrence Bloodstock and will assist Oliver in all aspects of the agency.  Dobell has previously worked at Highclere Stud in the UK, Northern Farm in Japan, Arrowfield Stud in Australia, and Haras Vacacion in Argentina. He most recently served as pupil assistant trainer to Ed Bethell in North Yorkshire. St. Lawrence said, "I'm delighted to welcome Arthur to OSL, who has impressed me with his knowledge, hard work and honest demeanour. Arthur will be concentrating on the sale of nominations over the...

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Emeric Biaudis Joins I Want The Winner

Emeric Biaudis has joined the I Want The Winner team in the role of business development. Biaudis, who is from a family of Purebred Arabian and Thoroughbred breeders, has a Masters in Equine Science and Business (MESB) from the agricultural college of Dijon and a Masters in Sports Management. His role will entail participating in the development of the IWW platform, setting up new functionalities, corrections and adaptation of computer systems. In addition, he will also be in charge of identifying interesting Purebred Arabian profiles for the platform. "I have...

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George Stanners Appointed Bloodstock Manager of Yorton Farm

George Stanners has been named the new Bloodstock Manager of Yorton Farm. Previously with DBS which became Goffs UK straight from school 17 years ago, Stanners will begin his new role on Jan. 1, 2022. He will continue to serve as an auctioneer at most Goffs sales in Kildare and Doncaster. Additionally, Goffs UK will continue to conduct all sales held at Yorton Farm. Goffs Group Chief Executive, Henry Beeby said, "We are obviously sad that George will be leaving us at the end of the year as he is...

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Michael Hardy Joins Goffs Bloodstock Team

Michael Hardy, who was Equilume's USA Territory Manager, has been appointed as the new Goffs Head of Sales as of July 12, the sales company announced on Monday. Hardy, who was a Gold Medallist graduate of the Irish National Stud Course, as well as a Godolphin Flying Start alumni after graduating from the University of Limerick with a BS in Equine Science, had been with Equilume since 2019. Hardy was the Margaux Farm General Manager from 2012 to 2019. In 2019, he also started Hardy Racing, a racing and bloodstock...

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Toby Jones Appointed Bloodstock Agent For Auctav

Toby Jones has joined the Auctav online auction platform as a bloodstock agent with an emphasis on horses-in-training selection, the company announced on Tuesday. The Englishman, who moved to France 20 years ago where his parents run a stud farm with around 10 National Hunt mares, first gained experience with Julian Ince at Haras du Logis and then with Jean-Marc Lucas at Haras du Berlais. He then began to operate as a bloodstock agent and bought his first horse for a client in 2006. "We are very happy Toby Jones...

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Horse of the Year Azeri Pensioned

American Horse of the Year Azeri (Jade Hunter-Zodiac Miss {Aus}, by Ahonoora {GB}) has been pensioned from broodmare duty. The chestnut will instead become a lead horse, educating weanlings and yearlings at the Northern Horse Park in Japan according to a recent video posted by the park. The news was first reported by Daily Racing Form. Bred by Allen E. Paulson, Azeri raced in his living trust's colors to wins in 11 Grade I races, while picking up titles as Champion Older Mare in 2002/03/04 and a Horse of the...

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