Sam Haggas

Tally-Ho Lands 125k Top Lot On Day For Commercial Breeders At Tattersalls

If Tuesday's remarkable Sceptre Session was dominated by the high-end buyers, the commercial breeders took over on a lower- key Wednesday where Tally-Ho headlined the action when signing for Gifted Master (Ire) (Kodiac {GB})'s sister Miska (Ire) for 125,000gns. Miska was bred by Tally-Ho and was consigned by the leading stud at Book 2 here last year when knocked down to Gainsborough Thoroughbreds for 210,000gns. A winner of a Nottingham maiden in June for Simon and Ed Crisford, Miska failed to build on that and, just over a year after...

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Haggas and Boughey: The Deadly Duo on Buying, Selling and Winning

George Boughey is rarely seen without his right-hand man, Sam Haggas, and the pair sat down with Brian Sheerin at the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale at Doncaster this week.    From making the Classic breakthrough with Cachet in the 1,000 Guineas, to recruiting Missed The Cut and Inver Park for relatively small money to win at Royal Ascot, Boughey and Haggas provide a fascinating insight to what goes on behind the scenes at one of the most impressive outfits in Britain and Ireland.  Brian Sheerin: I saw this week...

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Boughey Quick To Make His Mark In Dream Job

When working on a plan for a new business 12 months ago, few would have set out contingencies for a global pandemic. Fortunately for George Boughey, who this month celebrates his first anniversary as a Newmarket trainer, the shutdown of racing between mid-March and the beginning of June brought only a brief hiatus to the promising start made from when he saddled his first winner on Aug. 13. That footnote in history belongs to Three C's (Ire), a Kodiac (GB) gelding who has won twice in the year before joining...

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Hurworth Steps Up For The Cup

It may be running on its original date but the Coronation Cup has a different location as well as a new sponsor for this year. Traditionally run at Epsom, the Group 1 contest returns to Newmarket for the first time since World War II and in this disrupted season the race sponsorship had become available, allowing young bloodstock agent Sam Haggas to step in to support the race under his Hurworth Bloodstock banner. The son of William and Maureen Haggas and grandson of Lester Piggott, Haggas clearly has a good...

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