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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 is also responsible for the purchase of Halland Park Lass as a broodmare and planning the mating that resulted in DUTCH ART (Middle Park Stakes, Gr.1 & Prix Morny, Gr.1; Sire).

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.  Other winners of note include SHUMOOS (Sirenia Stakes, Gr.3; 2nd Queen Mary Stakes, Royal Ascot, Gr.2), MIRACLE OF MEDINAH (£3,000 yearling purchase, Somerville Tattersalls Stakes, Gr.3), JORDAN SPORT (Mahab Al Shimaa, 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.
Oliver has managed Aislabie Stud in Stetchworth outside Newmarket since its purchase in 2007, and also Eve Lodge Stables in Newmarket since its purchase in late 2016; both are owned by his longtime client, Fawzi Nass.  Extensive renovation and development of each property has been undertaken, as well as a planned investment in the bloodstock.

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