Oliver Gaisford-St. Lawrence is from an Irish racing family, and gained practical experience at studs in Ireland, Australia & USA before joining legendary Derby winning trainer Major Dick Hern.  He has been a Newmarket based bloodstock agent, with a growing reputation for buying good horses, since 1991.  Having gathered a global client base Oliver represents his clients at all the major thoroughbred sales in the Northern & Southern hemisphere.

Oliver purchased the mare HAZARIYA in 2014 for €480,000 for Newsells Park Stud – She is now the dam of 2016 Epsom Derby and Irish Derby Group 1 winner HARZAND.  She was resold 2 years later in 2016 for 2,000,000 Guineas with Newsells Park retaining her 2015 filly by Fastnet Rock, named Hazarfiya, and her 2016 filly by Dansili.

Oliver’s principle purchases include KRYPTON FACTOR (Golden Shaheen, Gr.1 etc.), CARRY ON KATIE (Cheveley Park Stakes, Gr.1 etc.), DARSALAM (Reinland-Pokal, Gr.1 etc.), MOVIESTA (King George Stakes, Gr.2), SUPPLICANT (Mill Reef Stakes, Gr.2 etc.), MONSIEUR BOND (Duke Of York Stakes, Gr.2 etc.), Windsor Forest Stakes, Gr.2, heroine STRAWBERRYDAIQUIRI, MIRACLE OF MEDINAH (Somerville Tattersalls Stakes, Gr.3) and MUHANNAK (Breeders’ Cup Marathon, etc.). Many of Oliver’s purchases are on behalf of overseas clients and are exported to the Far East, Middle East, USA, Australasia and Middle Europe.

What people say…

Oliver has an eye for a horse & does plenty of research – giving us the complete package

Julian Dollar


Oliver has a reputation for hard work and honesty

Todd Watt, Tattersalls