In the Press

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: