Tara Watt Named Sales Executive at Barton Stud

Tara Watt | Barton Stud

Tara Watt has been appointed to the new role of sales executive at Barton Stud, the operation announced on Sunday.

Watt, who started her career at Barton Stud several years ago, has since spent time in America with Keeneland and more recently with Shadwell's racing manager, Angus Gold, following her graduation from the Irish National Stud course in 2019.

“I'm thrilled to be coming back to join Tom [Blain, managing director] and the team at Barton Stud and am very grateful to them all for the opportunity,” said Watt. “Barton has gone from strength to strength and has rapidly established itself as a leading stud farm and consignor. I'm really excited to be able to build on my previous experience and to hopefully help contribute towards their continued success.”

Barton Stud, based just outside Bury St Edmunds and with clients from around the globe, were the leading consignors at last year's Tattersalls December Mare Sale, notably selling the Group 1 winner Teona (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) for 4,500,000 guineas.

Blain added, “I'm delighted Tara is joining us, she brings a wealth of experience to the horses in training side of the business following her time working for Angus at Shadwell. She has made excellent connections and adds enormously to the team we already have here at Barton.

“It's a really exciting time for the stud–we are massively focused on delivering the very best product for our clients, on the farm, at the sales and subsequently on the racetrack. I have no doubt that Tara will be a huge asset to our operation and I'm very much looking forward to working with her.”

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