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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:   ...

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:

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:

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:

Kuroshio, one of the surprise packages among the current crop of freshman sires, is to resume shuttling from his native Australia to Europe. The Darley-owned son of Exceed And Excel is to stand the coming breeding season at Clongiffen Stud in County Meath under the Compas Stallions banner. The deal for the horse's northern hemisphere rights was brokered by Billy Jackson-Stops on behalf of client Abdulaziz Al Rabban. "Kuroshio has had some outstanding results this year, all off the back of a very small number of average mares," said Jackson-Stops. "His stats in the UK are what attracted us most, having produced five winners from 14 runners, all from a particularly small crop." Read the full article here:

Young Guns is a series where we endeavour to find out more about some of the young professionals in the industry. Today we speak with bloodstock consultant Billy Jackson-Stops of Atlas Stallions. TDN: What was your path into the industry? BJS: My brother and I were big jumps racing fans, having been brought up opposite Towcester Racecourse, so we started out by riding point-to-pointers. Then when I left school I got some work experience with James Delahooke at Tattersalls and my interests soon changed from jumps to flat racing, and from there I got a job prepping yearlings at Hascombe and Valiant. Read the full article here: