Richard Knight

Arqana Offer Five Juveniles To Recoup €2 Million Debt Left By Al Homaizi 

Five two-year-olds worth almost €2 million will be re-offered by Arqana next month as another sales house bids to recoup the losses incurred by the Derby-winning owner Saleh Al Homaizi who racked up over €20 million of unpaid debt at the yearling sales last autumn.  As revealed by TDN Europe back in January, Tattersalls were the first sales company to re-offer the 17 juveniles who were knocked down to bloodstock agent Richard Knight for 11,055,000gns at the October Yearling Sale last year.  A Frankel (GB) colt out of Bold Lass...

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All Six 2-Year-Olds Reoffered by Keeneland Change Hands

Six 2-year-olds previously purchased at last year's Keeneland September Sale for a collective $4.875 million through bloodstock agent Richard Knight have been resold, according to a report in Blood-Horse. Keeneland did not reveal the buyers or purchase prices. "All six 2-year-olds were sold in the reoffer," said Tony Lacy, Keeneland's vice president of sales. "The 'invitation to make an offer' format met our goal of being a fair and transparent process for prospective buyers in this unique, one-time situation." Prospective buyers were to submit only one offer on each horse...

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Keeneland Reoffer of Six Two-Year-Old `Collector's Items' Opens Monday

Keeneland will accept offers Monday at 9 a.m. for the six now two-year-olds previously purchased at Keeneland September for which the company was never paid. The six, purchased for a collective $4.875 million in September through bloodstock agent Richard Knight, have been in training in Ocala with Niall Brennan and David Scanlon since they shipped from the September sale. Their pedigrees, videos are photos have all been posted by Keeneland, here. Interested parties have the opportunity, as do their veterinarians, to inspect the horses in-person or virtually. Radiographs and endoscopic...

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12 Questions: Richard Knight

First job in the Thoroughbred industry? Mucking out at Guirys 1 in Coolmore Ireland on my year out from University. I think there were 20 foals in the barn - 18 by Sadler's Wells and two by Danehill. Biggest influence on your career? Ultimately, my father, who introduced both my brother William and I to racing. He loved his National Hunt and we spent many a happy afternoon at Huntingdon and Towcester. Later in life, both Richard Henry and Simon Mockridge played major roles in my experience and development. Favourite...

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Starspangledbanner Colt Knocked Down For 600k Gns To Richard Knight

The second lot north of 500,000gns in less than 20 lots at Park Paddocks, a chestnut son of Starspangledbanner (Aus) (lot 1321) from the Ballyvolane Stud consignment caught the eye of Richard Knight, who shelled out 600,000gns late in the day during Book 2. Bred by The Great Dame Partnership, he is the first foal from his dam, who is a half-sister to multiple group winner Donnerschlag (GB) (Bahamian Bounty {GB}), and stakes winner Izzy Bizu (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}). The latter is the dam of dual French listed heroine Dizzy...

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Richard Knight Goes To 1.8m Gns For A Lope De Vega Half-Sister To Battaash

It was late in the day, but the demand for quality bloodstock had not diminished at Tattersalls and Richard Knight made the winning bid of 1.8 million gns for lot 344, a Lope De Vega (Ire) half-sister to crack sprinter Battaash (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) and the Group 2-placed The Antarctic (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}). Consigned by breeder Ballyphilip Stud, the bay is from the same family as dual group winner and smart, young sire Tasleet (GB) (Showcasing {GB}).   ' - . # This filly by Lope de Vega...

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Blackbeard's Sister Leads Vibrant Goffs Orby Sale at €2.6 Million

By Emma Berry and Brian Sheerin KILDARE, Ireland--The victory of Blackbeard (Ire) in Saturday's G1 Juddmonte Middle Park S. was really just gilding the lily of his sensational juvenile season which has also given a tremendous boost to his yearling sister, who topped the opening day of the Goffs Orby Sale at €2.6 million. From a start to proceedings at Kildare Paddocks that could be described as relentlessly solid, the auditorium suddenly filled with people around lunchtime on Tuesday as the dark brown daughter of No Nay Never entered the...

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Blockbuster Book 1 Concludes at Keeneland With Another 13 Million-Dollar Yearlings

by Jessica Martini, Christie DeBernardis & Christina Bossinakis The elite Book 1 section of the Keeneland September Sale, which began with a powerhouse session Monday, maintained its energy all the way through to the end of Tuesday's second session. After nine yearlings sold for $1 million or more Monday, a further 13 horses topped that mark during Tuesday's session, led by a $1.8-million son of Constitution. "Coming out of day one, I think that momentum was almost euphoric," said Keeneland Vice President of Sales Tony Lacy. "Coming into day two,...

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Knight Launches

Richard Knight has launched, a sales platform for high-end horses in training and broodmares. describes itself as not an auction site, but as a mediator for vendors and potential purchasers. There is no commission charged to purchasers; vendors pay a 5% commission, with 10% within that commission going to Retraining of Racehorses. Horses offered on must pass a preliminary vet report (x-ray and scope and, for broodmares, a vet report including pregnancy diagnosis). Professional photos and videos will also be provided of each offering. The first horse...

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