25th May – New Recruits

For Sale – Two Stunning 3 year olds


Nick went to Ireland last week to the Tatts Sale and bought two stunning un named 3 year old store horses.  They are both For Sale

We are breaking them in now and then we will turn them out for 4 weeks before getting them back in.

Horse Number 1). By “Westerner”










Lot 60: from Liss House, this gelding by Westerner out of the winning Oscar mare Baladiva
He is from the family of Golden Alpha, runner-up in the Weatherbys Champion Bumper (G1) and a Listed winner over fences, and the World Hurdle (G1) winner and multiple graded race performer Cole Harden.
Kevin Ross Bloodstock and trainer Nick Gifford were the successful purchasers.

Westerner currently has a 46% Winners/Runners ratio over Jumps which increases to 50% for Chasers. The nick with Oscar mares has a
50% W/R ratio (7/14) with Chelsea Flyer (Hurdle RPR139) possibly the best example. He looks a smashing individual from the photo.
Second top lot so far.

Lot 60 –









Lot 121: bought by Kevin Ross Bloodstock and trainer Nick Gifford
A son of Shirocco and out of the black-type placed mare Gli Gli, he was sold by Castledillon Stud as agent. It is the further family of the Gold Cup and Sun Alliance Novice Chase winner Garrison Savannah.
“He is a lovely athletic and scopey horse,” said Kevin Ross. “He has a good pedigree and will be trained by Nick.”

Shirocco currently has 31% Winners/Runners ratio over Jumps. The nick with Supreme Leader mares has only one example which produced a moderate hurdler OR85. However Reigning Supreme (Chase RPR139), cost £130,000 and is trained by Mr. Henderson, is an obvious highlight.


Two very exciting prospects.  Please email ruthgifford2010@gmail.com or call 07841014173 to find out more information if you are interested in becoming an owner.