"Brendan has proved extremely astute at buying breeding and young stock.”
Mark Johnston, Trainer
Grove Stud trades in the foal to yearling market, yearling to two-year-olds and broodmares. We do this in conjunction with partners and also have our own pinhooking syndicate which is in its eighth year. Last year was difficult as we bought stock at the top of the market and sold after the crash. Having survived this we are confident we can maintain profitable investments in the future. All stock on hand and any new stock we purchase will be in a readjusted market. Recent sales have shown the resilience of the industry at the upper levels and the protection afforded by the thoroughbred flat horse sale being such a global market. The emergence of other markets such as The Middle East, Eastern Europe and Russia for proven racehorses has been a huge boost recently. Oversupply is also being corrected with reduction in the number of mares being covered. We believe investment opportunities are as strong as ever as long as we remain focused on quality.
“I have invested in the syndicate for the past eight years and I don’t give my money away lightly but I have confidence that its good hands with Brendan”.
Niall Quinn, Chairman Sunderland FC and racehorse owner and breeder
Please contact Brendan should you wish to discuss investment further. We are currently putting together a syndicate for the purchase of breeze-up horses.
| Some successful Grove Stud Pinhooks |
| Yearlings || || || |
| Giant's Causeway x Saudia || $420,000 || to || $800,000 |
| Private Story (Yes It's True x Said Privately) || $80,000 || to || 130,000euro |
| Sayif (Kheleyf x Sewards Folly) || £82,000 || to || £200,000 |
| Investor (Alzao x Magnificent Bell) || £20,000 || to || £78,000 |
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| Breeze-Ups || || || |
| Aqua Vitae (Camacho x Baileys Cream) || £65,000 || to || £130,000 |
| Moonquake (Mr Greeley x Beaming Meteor) || $20,000 || to || £75,000 |
| Sunday Break x La Danzadora || $20,000 || to || £75,000 |
| Mr Greeley x La Danzadora || $30,000 || to || 80,000 |
The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011