Blog

May started with the Tattersalls Guineas Breeze Up Sale. Three purchases were made, all colts, by Australia, Mehmas and Kodi Bear. The Australia will head into training with George Scott, the Kodi Bear to Harry Eustace and the Mehmas who cost 160,000 Guineas for Opulence Thoroughbreds will head to Andrew Balding. From Tattersalls, the circus rolled on to Arqana for the last major Breeze Up Sale of the year - The top lot this year was a Justify colt of Norman Williamson’s that went the way of Godolphin for a steady €2,300,000. JS Bloodstock was responsible for four purchases, sadly nothing that broke the six-figure mark, let alone the seven-figure mark that Godolphin was spending. We bought four colts and a filly, the colts were by Galiway, Blue Point, Starspangledbanner and the filly, a Saxon Warrior. The Blue Point and the Starspangledbanner will go into training...

April saw the return of the breeze up sales, starting at Tattersalls for the Craven Sale, biblical weather led the way to what should have been a straightforward start to the sale season and caused chaos for purchasers and vendors alike with the breeze having to temporarily be halted while a passing storm came through Newmarket. Billy made four purchases, three for long-term client Sheikh Abdullah Al Sabah. The first, a daughter of Kitten’s Joy out of a Night Of Thunder mare from the family of Twilight Jet and Go Angellica - she was purchased for 50,000GNS from Grangecoor Farm and will head straight to Saudi Arabia. Secondly a colt by No Nay Never out of a Mastercraftsman mare, from the family of Flanders and G Force. The easy moving colt was purchased for 115,000GNS from consigners Mocklershill. Thirdly a colt by Mehmas out of a...

March saw the racing world focusing its attention on the Middle East once again with the Dubai Carnival in full swing and the Bahrain season beginning to wind down. Billy was once again in Bahrain to witness Horses-In-Training purchase Isle Of Jura take part in the final leg of the Bahrain Triple Crown. Having already won the Crown Prince’s Cup and Al Khalifa Cup, Isle Of Jura was on course to do what no horse had ever achieved in Bahrain by winning the Kings Cup over 1 mile and 4 furlongs, which was an unknown trip for him. Having gone off 2nd favourite to Charlie Appleby’s Dhahabi, Isle Of Jura was briefly caught widest of all around the first bend but was eventually settled in behind the pace as usual by regular rider Callum Sheppard. He took a lot of rousing in the home straight...

February saw the start of a busy sales period once again with sales at Tattersalls, Goffs and Arqana where there was a last chance to buy breeding stock and short yearlings for various clients. On the racing front things were hotting up in the Middle East with international racing happening in Bahrain, Dubai and Qatar. Billy was in Saudi Arabia for the Saudi Cup trials night to meet various clients and spend time at track work with local trainer Lucas Gaiten. Originally from Argentina, Lucas, who is the son of champion Argentine trainer Nicolas Gaiten, was head hunted to become a private trainer in Saudi Arabia and he showed Billy the lay out and facilities of the King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh. Following on from Saudi and Billy went to Bahrain for the Crown Prince’s Cup meeting. Billy and trainer George Scott had purchased a...

December came and went in a flurry of sales with yet more triumph in the sales ring and on the track. During Tattersalls Yearlings Sale 6 lots were secured, 4 of which were for The Rogues Gallery; A Lope De Vega colt out of black type Motivator mare, Vue Fantastique from the same family as Calling Out, he was knocked down for 20,000gns. Bali Hai, an already named Too Darn Hot filly out of an Oasis Dream mare from the family of Kensington and Islington. The filly was consigned by Barton Stud and purchased for 50,000gns. A colt by Study Of Man out of a Galileo mare from the family of Mukhadram and Woodland Aria. The imposing colt was purchased for 78,000gns from WH Bloodstock. And lastly for The Rogues Gallery was the only Dubawi of the sale, a colt out of a group-winning mare and from the family...

Rogue Millennium Dubawi - Hawaafez (Nayef) Bought by JS Bloodstock for 35,000gns Sold to David Lanigan and Ted Durcan, agents for Heider Family Stables, for 1,650,000gns Shadwell’s decision to reduce their numbers during the 2021 sales season was always going to present opportunities for others, but few have capitalised to quite the extent that Tom Clover and The Rogues Gallery syndicate have with Rogue Millennium. She was bought as an unraced two-year-old in training from the December Mares Sale, where she cost agent Billy Jackson Stops just 35,000gns. That price could have probably been identified as good value at the time considering she is by the great Dubawi and out of the Group 3-winning Hawaafez, which made her a sister to the seven-time scorer Khatm. But it wasn’t long before she looked a very shrewd signing indeed. Rogue Millennium was out by the April of her three-year-old year and landed a...

  Tattersalls Book 1, 2 and 3 took place in Newmarket during October and saw the purchase of twenty-three yearlings in total heading to various trainers such as Ralph Beckett, Andrew Balding, George Scott, Tom Clover, David Simcock and others. On the track the highlights were Rogue Millenium and Rogue Lightning lining up in Group 1’s on Arc weekend. Rogue Millenium didn’t perform as hoped and will now take her place in the Sceptre Session at Tattersalls December mares sale. Rogue Lightening ran an eye-catching race in the Prix de l’Abbaye over five furlongs to finish an unlucky fifth, he was then offered later in the month at the Goffs Qipco British Champions Day Sale at Ascot and sold for £1 million to Blandford Bloodstock. Billy originally purchased him for trainer and owner duo The Rogues Gallery and Tom Clover at Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up for 42,000...

  Granny Budgie has been at it again, making it three from four for connections. The daughter of Massaat was initially sourced from Goffs’ premier Yearling Sale last year for £18,000, she has nearly earned back her purchase price in prize money for owners Knights And Kings Racing Stable and trainer George Scott. Royal Supremacy won on debut for owner Michael Blencowe, trained by Andrew Balding and ridden by Oisin Murphy. He was drawn wide and had to travel 3 deep throughout the race, but showed a willing attitude to get up by a nose on the line. The Make Believe colt was a Tattersalls Book 2 purchase from Ballylinch Stud for 65,000 Guineas, out of an Iffraaj mare and from the family of stakes winners Fight Club and Flambo. More success for The Rogues Gallery and Tom Clover - Rogue Lightning ran on well to win at...

The July Sales came and went with various purchases made and sales completed on behalf of clients. The stallion Kuroshio, whom was one of the first deals completed during the infancy of JS Bloodstock Consultancy in 2018, continued to uphold his place in the Irish stallion ranks when his daughter Kairyu won the Group 3 Anglesey Stakes at The Curragh for Michael O’Callaghan. Al Musmak was a very pleasing 2nd on his second start picking up black type in the Listed Flexjet Pat Eddery Stakes at Ascot on King George day for trainer Roger Varian and owner Sheikh Abdullah Almalek Alsabah. Purchased as a yearling from Tattersalls Book 1 for 95,000 guineas by Night Of Thunder out of Parton (Kitten’s Joy) and from the family of Provismo, he had previously won well on his debut in a novice at Ascot. Rogue Lightening won convincingly at Doncaster for trainer and owner duo Tom Clover and The Rogues...

June has been an exciting month of racing, there have been lots of promising runners and winners, and of course on the biggest stage of them all, Royal Ascot. Away from the racecourse, final sales decisions have been being made for yearlings across the UK and Ireland under the JS Bloodstock banner as to which sale they’ll be attending. All eyes are now firmly fixed on the up-and-coming Tattersalls July sale. Rogue Millennium broke the mould for trainer Tom Clover and owners The Rogues Gallery to storm home in front in the Group 2 Duke Of Cambridge Stakes. It was an exciting finish, she was tough and battled hard to win by a neck in front of Random Harvest. Billy, and Tom Clover’s wife Jackie, sourced the filly at the Tattersalls December Mares Sale in 2021 for just 35,000gns as an unraced filly from the Shadwell dispersal....