In the Press

As the curtain falls on the last breeze up sale of 2020 it would be wrong to look past the remarkable results achieved by the sales companies. A huge amount of effort has gone into the logistical planning of a sales season seemingly thwarted at every turn by travel restrictions and the very real risk of Covid-19 - all under the watchful eye of the media. The combined Ascot-Craven sale kicked off the 2-year-old sales season in Newmarket where we made three purchases in the form of colts by Dandy Man, Iffraaj and Kodiac. These were bought for trainers George Scott and Tom Clover respectively.  The Dandy Man colt boasts a speedy pedigree out of a mare by Exceed and Excel, he breezed well and we aquired him for 62,000 guineas. The Iffraaj colt is a first foal out of a Fastnet Rock mare and was...

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...

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   ...

Filly cost £42,000 at the Tattersalls Ascot Yearling Sale last autumn Amethyst has produced a few winners but Shadn looks set to become her best to date with her game three-quarter length defeat of Misty Grey setting her up for a likely tilt at the Group 3 Dick Poole Stakes at Salisbury. "Super sweet filly, she won nicely at Kempton first-time-out and then she ran in the Queen Mary at Ascot - I didn’t ride her but she was probably still a little bit green," Murphy told Racing TV. "Billy Jackson-Stops [agent] did very well to source a filly like this, I think she cost 40-something thousand pounds [£42,000], you won’t see many No Nay Nevers at that price again. That’s a huge result, a Listed win, and I’d be hopeful she’d progress."   Read the full article here: https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/bloodstock-latest/shadn-looks-a-smart-purchase-after-claiming-listed-honours-at-newbury/391063...

Andrew Balding enjoyed a timely boost following a testing few days as Shadn got her head back in front in the Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Rose Bowl Stakes at Newbury. After watching stable star Beat The Bank suffer a fatal injury following his second victory in the Summer Mile at Ascot last Saturday, the Kingsclere handler had his spirits lifted by the daughter of No Nay Never, who gained her most significant success in the Listed prize.   Read the full article here: https://www.racingtv.com/news/shadn-shades-rose-bowl-battle-at-newbury...

What a week it has been for bloodstock consultant Billy Jackson-Stops and his Qatari client Abdulaziz Al Rabban. On Saturday the stallion they stand at Clongiffen Stud in County Meath, Kuroshio, received a momentous boost when his 'nephew' Anthony Van Dyck landed the Derby; then on Wednesday the two-year-old filly purchased by the partnership last year, Shadn, registered a three and a quarter-length victory on debut in a Kempton maiden.   Read the full article here: https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/bloodstock-latest/derby-update-and-easy-maiden-winner-make-it-a-week-to-savour-for-jackson-stops/384288...