About Oliver

Oliver St Lawrence signing for a purchase

Oliver Gaisford-St. Lawrence hails from an Irish racing family, and gained practical experience at studs in Ireland, Australia and the USA before joining the legendary Derby-winning trainer Major Dick Hern. Now with an established reputation for buying quality horses, Oliver has been a bloodstock agent since 1991, and is based in Newmarket, the home of horse racing. Oliver has also managed Aislabie Stud in Stetchworth, near Newmarket, since its purchase in 2007, and also Eve Lodge Stables in Newmarket since its purchase in 2016; both are owned by long-time client, Fawzi Nass.

Having gathered a global client base, Oliver represents his clients at all the major thoroughbred sales in the Northern and Southern hemisphere, and attends all the major sales. 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 also been Chairman of the Federation of Bloodstock Agents (GB) since 2017.

Notable purchases

Among mares purchased are HAZARIYA (dam of Epsom Derby Gr.1 and Irish Derby Gr.1 winner HARZAND), HALLAND PARK LASS (dam of dual Gr.1 winning two-year-old DUTCH ART and Gr.2 winner UP), SABRIA (dam of Gr.1 winner LANDSEER), BID DANCER (dam of dual Gr.1 winner JANET), KITE MARK (dam of Gr.3 winner and Gr.1-placed KITE WOOD), COMPRADORE (dam of Gr.3 winner BEYOND DESIRE) and MY LASS (dam of triple Gr.3 winner MAC LOVE), as well as a half-sister to Gr.1 winner TEMIDA (THOUSANDKISSESDEEP). 

Racehorse purchases include KRYPTON FACTOR (Golden Shaheen Gr.1 etc.), CARRY ON KATIE (Cheveley Park Stakes Gr.1 etc.), DARSALAM (Reinland-Pokal Gr.1 etc.), ALPHA DELPHINI (Nunthorpe Stakes 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.), STRAWBERRYDAIQUIRI (Windsor Forest Stakes Gr.2) and DAAHYEH (Rockfel Stakes Gr.2 and Albany Stakes Gr.3 – pictured). Other winners of note include SHUMOOS (Sirenia Stakes Gr.3; 2nd Queen Mary Stakes Gr.2), MIRACLE OF MEDINAH (Somerville Tattersalls Stakes Gr.3), JORDAN SPORT (Mahab Al Shimaa Gr.3) and MUHANNAK (Breeders’ Cup Marathon, etc.).

"For several years now, I have used Oliver for all my business at Keeneland Sales in the States and all breeze-up sales in Europe and you couldn’t ask for better service on either side of the Atlantic."
"Oliver is the epitome of unyielding integrity and supreme professionalism. Over many years he has quietly built himself a reputation for success which is borne out by results on the racecourse for a group of clients that have remained with him for a long time."

Aislabie Stud
Ley Road
Stetchworth
Newmarket
Suffolk
CB8 9TS

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