With January being a rather quite month, I have to say that I took a rather relaxed attitude to my work with 5 days pheasant shooting. I can’t claim that my shooting prowess improved but I thoroughly enjoyed myself! Buy shares in the cartridge manufacturers.
This is the second year that I have been asked to undertake the annual valuation of all of Newsells Park Stud’s bloodstock. I thoroughly enjoy the whole project though it is a long and substantial undertaking with around 100 broodmares and their foals, yearlings, horses-in-training and stallion interests. It is always a fascinating task that I do for a number of clients, though the Newsells valuation is by far the biggest.
My runners have started the New Year in good form with a handful of winners for Mark Usher & Bryan Smart in England and Fawzi Nass going well in Bahrain.
Aislabie Stud only had the one foal in January, a Halling colt out of a Permanent Boarder. The stud is welcoming new arrivals of Seasonal Boarding mares on a weekly basis. It is gearing up to be a busy time of year.
There are a handful of sales in February which I will be attending –
Tattersalls February Sale – (Thursday 3rd February) – a mixed sale (in 2010; 147 horses sold for a median of 3,500 Gns.)
Arqana February Sale – (Monday 14th February) – a mixed sale (in 2010; 127 horses sold for a median of €4,000)
Goffs February Sale – (Wednesday 16th & Thursday 17th February) – a mixed sale (in 2010; 210 horses sold for an average of €9,119)