Breeders’ Cup Success

Breeders’ Cup Success



Highly consistent, tough and honest are what best describes Bated Breath 2 year old filly DAAHYEH. Skilfully trained by Roger Varian this £75,00 yearling purchase won the Group 2 Rockfell Stakes at Newmarket, having previously annexed the Group 3 Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot, as well as being second in the Group 1 Moyglare Stakes at the Curragh and Group 2 Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes at Newmarket July meeting.



She headed out to Santa Anita for the Championship races at the Breeders’ Cup to take on the best of America on their home soil.  She ran in the Grade 1 Juvenile Fillies Turf over a mile – a distance which she had not encountered before.  In a rough race she ran a blinder to finish a solid gallant second.  She has danced every dance and never run a bad race earning over £330,000 and giving her owner, Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad al Khalifa, immense pleasure. She will be aimed at the English Classic 1,000 Guineas Stakes at Newmarket in the Spring and will hopefully break her Group 1 duck.

Eventually she will be retired to Fawzi Nass’s Aislabie Stud as a very attractive broodmare prospect.

November 8, 2019

Leading Buyer

Leading Buyer



Oliver had a very active season at the European yearling sales buying 30 yearlings for various clients including the 425,000 Guineas Kingman colt out of Brevity at Tattersalls and the third top priced yearling at the Goffs UK Premier sale a Mehmas colt out of Entreat (dam of exciting Group 2 winning 2 year old Golden Horde).




At the Tattersalls Autumn Horses-In-Training Sale Oliver was the leading buyer by numbers, buying 27 horses, and by cumulative spend of over 1,000,000 Guineas.  Oliver bought horses to continue racing in Dubai, Bahrain, Greece, Hungary & Pakistan as well as a filly to go to stud in England.

380,000 Guineas purchase, Salute The Soldier has won 4 races in England over 7 and 8 furlongs for Clive Cox but now heads to Dubai to be trained by Fawzi Nass.

                                                              TATTERSALLS INTERVIEW – Salute The Soldier

October 31, 2019

DAAHYEH wins at Royal Ascot

DAAHYEH wins at Royal Ascot


DAAHYEH (by Bated Breath) won the Group 3 Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot in very taking fashion, pulling away from her rivals at the finish, in the colours of HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa.

A £75,000 yearling purchase for Fawzi Nass from Doncaster Premier Yearling Sale, she comes from a Juddmonte family that has always nicked well with the Dansili sire line.  Hopefully she can go on again from this fabulous win to be a real force to be reckoned with.  Trained by Roger Varian and ridden by rising star David Egan.

June 24, 2019

Group 1 Nunthorpe Glory

Group 1 Nunthorpe Glory


20,000 Guineas Tattersalls October yearling purchase ALPHA DELPHINI wins a fabulous renewal of the GROUP 1 Nunthorpe Stakes at York’s Ebor meeting.

Trainer Bryan Smart was adamant the horse should run at York as he thought he had him in the form of his life.  Bryan had also trainer his half-brother Tangerine Trees to win the Group 1 Prix de l’Abbeye at Longchamp on Arc day.  Bryan will now look at winning the Prix de l’Abbeye again if the ground is suitable.



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August 31, 2018

Italian Derby Win; Epsom Derby Dreams

Italian Derby Win; Epsom Derby Dreams


SUMMER FESTIVAL won the Group 2 Italian Derby with a strong front running role and looks set to take to the International stage.  Out of Diktat mare KAMMAAN who Oliver has bought twice as a broodmare, the latest time for Pinnacle Bloodstock.  Oliver also advises on the stallion and booked the mating to sire Poet’s VoiceKammaan was rested in 2017, has a colt foal by Nathaniel, and is in-foal to Poet’s Voice (Poet’s Voice has sadly died since).


HAZAPOUR (2015 Ch.C. Shamardal x. Hazarafa (Daylami) entered the Epsom Derby equation when scoring emphatically on his seasonal debut in the Group 3 Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial at Leopardstown.  He is now 3rd favourite for the Epsom Derby on June 2nd.  Hazapour is out of a Listed winning half sister to Epsom Derby and Irish Derby winner HARZAND; and is therefore out of a daughter of HAZARIYA (who Oliver bought for Newsells Park Stud for €480,000).  Newsells Park resold Hazariya for 2 million Guineas in 2016, and they still retain 2 daughters from the mare.


4 year old Holy Roman Emperor filly INSHIRAAR, who won 3 races in 2017, enhanced her record and paddock value by taking 3rd in the Group 3 Prix Maurice Zilber at the recently renovated Paris-Longchamp for owner Fawzi Nass.  This was her 2nd race of the year and it is hoped to add further Black Type to this French bred fillies record over the summer.

May 25, 2018

Jordan Sport Breaks Records to head to Golden Shaheen

Jordan Sport Breaks Records to head to Golden Shaheen



JORDAN SPORT smashed the track record at Meydan in the 1,200m Mahab Al Shimaa, Group 3, on Super Saturday in Dubai.  He led from the front and drew clear to pulverize the opposition by 7.5 lengths.  This was the Dubawi gelding’s first run on dirt and established him as the leading contender trained in Dubai for the Group 1 Golden Shaheen on Dubai Word Cup evening.  He will face sterner opposition on 31st March from USA & Hong Kong, but they will hopefully have to pull out all the stops to beat the track record holder.


Purchased by Oliver for only 90,000 Guineas at the Tattersalls Horses-in-Training Sale last October, he has been revitalized by Bahraini owner/trainer Fawzi Nass since arriving in Dubai.  This is the second time Oliver & Fawzi have had the winner of the Mahab Al Shimaa – Krypton Factor took it on the way to him winning the Group 1 Golden Shaheen.


SULTAN ONE becomes Oliver’s 14th Pakistan Derby Winner

SULTAN ONE, by Danzig stallion, Asaasi, took the 2018 Pakistan Derby at Lahore over 2,400m.  This was Oliver’s 9th consecutive Pakistan Derby victory since 2010 and his 14th Derby winner in total since 2001.

March 21, 2018

2018 European Stallion Nomination Fees

2018 European Stallion Nomination Fees

Here is a list of all 2018 Flat European Stallion Nomination Fees above a fairly low limit –

2018 Nominations Fees

I obviously follow the market very closely and have a very good idea of what deals are available on stallions.

I also keep a comprehensive list of stallion share and breeding rights holders which enables me to potentially get access to a stallion that the stallion farm are saying is already full or potentially get a better deal than the stallion farm is currently offering.

Get in contact with me to see what I can do.

November 10, 2017

Third Bahrain King’s Cup / 13th Pakistan Derby

Third Bahrain King’s Cup / 13th Pakistan Derby



Oliver won the Bahrain King’s Cup for the third time when WAKAME won for Owner/Trainer Fawzi Nass beating another of his purchases, Vale Do Sole, also for Fawzi Nass.  Wakame had been bought by Oliver at the 2016 Tattersalls Autumn Horses-in-Training Sale for only 50,000 Guineas, whilst Vale Do Sole was purchased at the same sale in 2015.


The King’s Cup is the most prestigious and important race for imported horses in Bahrain.  Oliver had previously won the race in 2015 when having the first 3 horses home – Rainbow Rock, Semeen and Tonabroky.  In 2011 he won the race again for Owner/Trainer Fawzi Nass with Book Of Numbers.

BIG BRAVE won the Pakistan Derby for breeder Abdul ‘Bunny’ Mamdot of Qadirabad Stud.  This was Bunny Mamdot’s 9th Derby (all from purchases made by Oliver) with this colt being by Danehill stallion Dunhill Star (purchased privately by Oliver) out of Perfect Pirouette, a 5,000 Gns. purchase by Oliver at Tattersalls.

Oliver has now won the Derby on 12 occasions that he is aware of since 2001.  This was his 8th consecutive victory in Pakistan’s most prestigious race, having won every running from 2010 on.

March 20, 2017

2 Million Guineas

2 Million Guineas

Oliver purchased the mare HAZARIYA in 2014 for €480,000 for regular client Newsells Park Stud – She is now the dam of that rare racehorse – a dual Derby winner – with HARZAND having won the Epsom Derby and the Irish Derby.  Newsells Park decided to retain her two fillies born with them, 2015 by Fastnet Rock and her 2016 by Dansili as future broodmares for the stud.

The decision was made to offer 14 year old HAZARIYA in-foal to Invincible Spirit at Tattersalls December Sales where she realized a tidy profit when selling for 2 million Guineas to the bid of MV Magnier of Coolmore Stud & Markus Jooste of Mayfair Speculators.

December 15, 2016

Dual DERBY Winner

Dual DERBY Winner



HARZAND became that very rare racehorse, a dual Derby winner, when showing real guts and determination to win the Group 1 Irish Derby at the Curragh following on from his stylish win in the Group 1 Epsom Derby.

Harzand‘s dam, HAZARIYA, was purchased from the Aga Khan’s Stud by Oliver at the 2014 Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale for regular clients, Newsells Park Stud, for €480,000.





Hazariya was in-foal to Fastnet Rock at the time Oliver purchased her and she subsequently foaled a filly in 2015.  She has had a Dansili filly in 2016 and is currently in-foal to Invincible Spirit.

Harzand is now being aimed at the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe to try and emulate his sire Sea The Stars.




This was Oliver’s third Derby success of the year, having also won the Pakistan Derby again, this time with local bred colt NO REGARD, whose victory was emphatic and he broke the track record in Lahore.  Oliver purchased his dam AUBURN PLACE privately in England as a filly in early 2012 for Mr Shahid Hussain and she was covered that spring in Pakistan with another of Oliver’s purchases, DUBAI EDITION.  So No Regard was  the first foal of this Compton Place mare who hails from the family of dual Derby winner, Old Vic.

July 29, 2016
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