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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   ...

Shadn, a 2 year old filly by No Nay Never, wins the Listed Rosebowl Stakes for Al Rabban Racing. Bought by JS Bloodstock as a yearling from Tattersalls Ascot. Shadn has always shown a lot of class at home with Andrew Balding. After a disappointing run at Royal Ascot she has bounced back to beat the colts in a good renewal of this competitive Listed race at Newbury. She also became the first black type winner for JS Bloodstock from our first crop of yearling purchases. Hopefully the first of many!!! Congratulations to all connections....

Dragon Command was a very impressive winner at Hamilton Racecourse. With the cheek pieces applied for the first time he jumped fast from the gates and travelled well behind the speed. He kicked on up the hill and went on to win by over 2 lengths. He looks like a smart prospect and will most likely head on to Glorious Goodwood. Congratulations to the team behind The Black Dragon Partnership, a great team of people who deserved the luck. Dragon Command was bought from Tattersalls Ireland by JS Bloodstock for  31,000 euros.   ...

JS Bloodstock purchases came to the fore in a rare across the world double for owners OTI Racing on Wednesday when Future Score won for the 2nd time in the early hours. Later on that day Southern Rock, recently acquired privately for OTI Racing since winning his maiden, made it the double when winning at the first time of asking for his new owners. Southern Rock is by New Approach and out of a half sister to St Ledger winner Encke, he looks to have stamina in abundance and should have a very successful career ahead of him when he transfers to Australia....

JS Bloodstock's first ever runner at the Royal Meeting was Time To Study who was bought privately for current owner K Sohi and is training with Ian Williams. Time To Study finished 3rd giving his owners a lot to cheer about when he kicked off bend and challenged for the lead. Unfortunately the soft ground found him out towards the end, but he'll be very competitive at the top of the staying ranks this season. Congratulations to all connections....