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 and integrity – 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 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 been Chairman of the Federation of Bloodstock Agents (GB) since 2017.
Racehorse purchases include ELDAR ELDAROV (2023 Irish St Leger Stakes, Gr.1 & 2022 St Leger, Gr.1 etc.), BRADSELL (2023 King’s Stand Stakes, Gr.1 & 2022 Coventry Stakes, Gr.2), SALUTE THE SOLDIER (2023 & 2022 Maktoum Challenge, Gr.1 etc.), 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.), SAKHEER (2022 Mill Reef Stakes, Gr.2), 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), DAAHYEH (Rockfel Stakes, Gr.2 & Albany Stakes, Gr.3 – pictured) and ROHAAN (Sandy Lane Stakes, Gr.2 & Wokingham Stakes, Royal Ascot (twice) etc.). Other winners of note include MITBAAHY (2022 World Trophy Stakes, Gr.3), SHUMOOS (Sirenia Stakes, Gr.3; 2nd Queen Mary Stakes, Gr.2, Royal Ascot), FAST ATTACK (Oh So Sharp Stakes, Gr.3), MIRACLE OF MEDINAH (Somerville Tattersalls Stakes Gr.3), JORDAN SPORT (Mahab Al Shimaa Gr.3), MUHANNAK (Breeders’ Cup Marathon, etc.) and FAYATHAAN (Premio Parioli (Italian 2,000 Guineas) Gr.3).
Among the 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 2yo DUTCH ART and of Gr.2 winner UP), SABRIA (dam of Gr.1 Poule d’Essai des Poulains winner LANDSEER), BID DANCER (dam of dual Gr.1 winner JANET), KITE MARK (dam of Gr.3 winner and Gr.1-placed KITE WOOD), MUST BE ME (dam of Gr.2 winner POLLY POTT), COMPRADORE (dam of Gr.3 winner BEYOND DESIRE) and MY LASS (dam of triple Gr.3 winner MAC LOVE).
Arthur Dobell joined OSL in 2021 as a bloodstock agent, having assisted Oliver during the 2019 and 2020 sales seasons. Arthur has a wealth of hands-on experience, having worked at some of the world’s most respected studs including Highclere Stud in the UK, Northern Farm in Japan, Arrowfield Stud in Australia, Haras Vacacion in Argentina and most recently as pupil assistant trainer to Ed Bethell in North Yorkshire. He also rode & completed the gruelling 1,000Km Mongol Derby.
Arthur will be working closely with Oliver in all aspects of the business.
Mobile (Oliver): +44 (0)7718 346807
Mobile (Arthur): +44 (0)7762 858772
Telephone: +44 (0)1638 508194
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