By: Grove Stud  05/12/2011

"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
 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
 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

Other products and services from Grove Stud


sales preparation

We currently have three breeze-up graduates in the Godolphin Racing Stable while in France the French Guineas and Oaks runner up Tamazarite is also a Grove Stud breeze-up graduate. The benefits are two fold as this helps to keep horses relaxed and therefore they maintain weight and also a few hours of grazing aids a healthy digestive system.


sales consigning

We are well established as one of the top five breeze-up consignors at St Cloud and this year for the first time we were in the top ten consignors on the select day of the Arqana August Yearling Sale in Deauville, probably the most select day of yearling sales that will take place in Europe this year. We are involved all year round with these studs assessing the stock, discussing their programme and choosing the correct sale for each horse.


breaking pretraining

Almost every leading trainer in Ireland and England has had a Grove Stud graduate including stakes horses Azleem, Lahaleeb, Staying On, Prince of Light and Laureldene Gale. Grove Stud horses are consistently well prepared and conditioned and set a very high standard of care and management.. Most of our clients like us to pre-train the horses as opposed to sending them on soon after they are ridden.


bloodstock management

We believe our experience both practically and commercially can benefit your enterprise making it more profitable and enjoyable. Should you require help managing your bloodstock portfolio – racehorses or mares, Grove Stud can do it. He will design and develop its facilities and hire the appropriate staff to run the enterprise. Brendan will also source and assess the purchase of potential stud farms.