In March I attended the Goffs Kempton Breeze-Up but didn’t find anything to suit my orders. It is so early in the year that I personally find it hard to motivate my clients to concentrate and buy at. There is little trade this time of year though I am looking for a few horses privately especially a decent prospect for the Czech Derby.
I did my annual trip to the Middle East that I have done most of the last 15 years. I saw clients in Bahrain, Qatar and in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A pretty tiring trip but I find very useful to keep in contact with old friends and clients as well as sourcing new clients and promoting upcoming sales.
Aislabie Stud is now in full flow with 12 foals on the ground and 6 mares already scanned in-foal and a number waiting for their 15 day post-covering scan.
I will be attending the following sales –
Doncaster Lincoln Sale (Wednesday 7th April)
for horses-in-training (in 2009; 96 sold for a median of £4,000)
Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up Sale (Tuesday 13th to Thursday 15th April)
– Europe’s leading 2yo Breeze-Up (in 2009; 115 sold for a median of 60,000 Guineas)
Doncaster Breeze-Up Sale (Tuesday 20th & Wednesday 21st April)
– a leading 2yo Breeze-Up (in 2009; 122 sold for a median of £19,750)
Tattersalls Guineas Breeze-Up Sale (Thursday 29th & Friday 30th April)
– a leading 2yo Breeze-Up (in 2009; 74 sold for a median of 25,000 Guineas)