British-based agent Billy Jackson Stops of JS Bloodstock paired up with Sydney trainer John O’Shea to purchase a colt by Newsells Park-based sire Nathaniel (Galileo) for 55,000gns at the Tattersalls Guineas Breeze Up Sale on Wednesday. Historically the bulk of European-bred horses raced in Australia are typically sourced from northern hemisphere horses in training sales, but Jackson-Stops explained that, due to the market for those sorts of horses now being so competitive, he and O’Shea’s assistant Tom Charlton - who is also the son of successful British trainer Roger - decided to target the European breeze-up sales, something they hope to continue through to the yearling sales series. “Tom and myself sort of came up with the idea and John, who has had a huge amount of success with European horses, with the likes of Group 1 winners Contributer and Hartnell,” said Jackson-Stops. “However, those types of horses now are...

The Ralph Beckett trained SHRARA became the 201st winner of a £25,000 October Book 1 Bonus when scoring in the EBF Stallions Maiden Stakes at Chepstow for Al Rabban Racing. The daughter of DANDY MAN was purchased by Al Rabban & Billy Jackson-Stops for 80,000 guineas at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale from the draft of Barton Stud. Article link: https://www.tattersalls.com/news/shrara-wins-201st-25-000-october-book-1-bonus-and-earns-29-140...

SHADN - This outstanding filly by No Nay Never improved again to win this Group 2 Criterium De Maison-Laffitte. She's now run 6 times, 5 of those in stakes company for 3 wins and 2 places. Bought by JS Bloodstock for Al Rabban Racing at Tattersalls Ascot Yearling sales. We look forward to the future with her...

The yearling circus started again in August with everybody stating how quickly the year had gone and how they couldn't believe they were already back in Arqana. However there aren't many nicer places to end up back at so quickly. Having attended Arqana for the first time in 2018 I had a better idea of what to expect this year and left with 1 purchase, a beautiful filly by Lope De Vega who'll head to George Scott. Bred on the same cross as Breeders cup heroine Newspaperofrecord, this filly was a stand out for myself and George who'll she go into training with. From the stunning beaches of Normandy it was a sharp contrast to be heading to Doncaster for the next sale. The Goffs UK sale is consistent source of precocity and speed, we were unlucky not to have walked away last year with Daahyeh who...

Next attending sale: Goffs Orby and Sportsman. JS Bloodstock will be attending the Goffs Orby and Sportsman yearling sales in Ireland which starts on October 1st and finishes on the 4th. There are 472 lots catalogued for the Orby sale alone and a new 2 day format for the Sportsman sale means there won't be a shortage of choice. Please contact for more information. T: +44 79515 87789 E: bjs@jsbloodstockconsultancy.co.uk...

The next sale is Goffs Doncaster, a sale that has produced great horses such as Group 1 winners Advertise and Laurens. Goffs UK do a fantastic job of sourcing a good variety of precocious and later maturing types. As the first yearling sale of 2019 in England it is an exciting time to see how new stallions will be received as well as being a golden opportunity to source quality, affordable racehorses. Get in touch for more information....

JS Bloodstock in partnership with George Scott Racing secured Lot 85 on the first day of a strong session at Arqana. The filly cost 160,000 euros from leading consignors Ballylinch Stud who stand her sire Lope De Vega in Ireland. She is out of the Listed placed mare Fifth Commandment who is dam of 2 winners to date, most recently the 2-year-old Love Vega who is 1 win for 1 run in France in 2019....

JS Bloodstock will be attending all 4 days of the Arqana yearling sales in Deauville this year. Set in the picturesque grounds of Deauville Racecourse and just a stones throw from the beach, Arqana is one of the most idyllic sales in the diary and a great way to start the yearling season. There are 2 separate sales catalogues for Arqana, the first catalogue covers the main sale which is the first 3 days. Then the second catalogue, V2, covers the 4th day and is considered to more affordable sale than the blue bloods that sell during the first 3 days. JS Bloodstock will be there looking for the next super star. Should you have any quieries about the sale or are interested in purchasing then please get in touch. ...

Billy on The Racing Post 'Podcast' sharing his story and thoughts on the thoroughbred industry. Bloodstock consultant Billy Jackson Stops joined the Racing Post Bloodstock's Martin Stevens and James Thomas in the Racing Post offices in London on Tuesday to take part in our latest Postcast. Read the full article here: https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/bloodstock-latest/billy-jackson-stops-talks-sales-stallions-and-his-journey-into-the-industry/391658   ...