Federation of Bloodstock Agents (GB) Ltd.

 

 

NEWS AND SPONSORSHIP

Started in 2001, the FBA continued its ongoing sponsorship program in support of British racing which is ultimately the driving force behind the business of all FBA members.

 

7th APRIL 2014, WINDSOR

The Federation of Bloodstock Agents Handicap for 4yo+ over 1m ½f was race three at this meeting. It was won by Tobacco Road, a 4yo gelding owned by Noodles Racing trained by Richard Hannon and ridden by Ryan Moore. He made all, was ridden 2f out and stayed on well in the final furlong to win comfortably by 1¼ lengths.

 

20th SEPTEMBER 2014, NEWMARKET (DIV I)

The Federation of Bloodstock Agents ‘EBF Stallions’ Maiden Fillies’ Stakes (Div I) for 2yo’s over 1m was the first race of the day and run on good to firm ground. The winner was Toujours L’Amour, owned by Christopher Wright and Lordship Stud, trained by William Haggas and ridden by Joe Fanning. Winning by only a nose, she was held up in touch in the rear, Joe Fanning pushed her along and was ridden to go third inside the final furlong before staying on strongly to lead on the post.
 

FBA Secretary-General Andrew Mead presents Trevor Harris representing Christopher Wright and Lordship Stud.

 

20th SEPTEMBER 2014, NEWMARKET (DIV II)

The Federation of Bloodstock Agents ‘EBF Stallions’ Maiden Fillies’ Stakes for 2yo’s (Div II) was won impressively by Lady Of Dubai, trained by Luca Cumani and owned by Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum. Ridden by Tom Queally, the filly drew clear from the rest of the field in the final furlong to win in terrific style by 3 ¾ lengths.
 

FBA Secretary-General Andrew Mead presents Sarah Goodwin representing Fittocks Stud, breeder of Lady Of Dubai.

 

 

10th MAY 2013, ASCOT

The Federation of Bloodstock Agents Maiden Fillies Stakes for 3yo+ over 1m2f was race three at this evening meeting. It was won by Sea Meets Sky who was making her racecourse debut, owned by The Niarchos Family and trained by Sir Henry Cecil. A very well judged ride from Ian Mongan, she was driven and switched to the outside over 2f out and stayed on to catch the leader in the last stride.
 

FBA Chairman Geoffrey Howson presents Alan Cooper, Racing Manager to the Niarchos Family.

 

21st SEPTEMBER 2013, NEWMARKET

The Federation of Bloodstock Agents EBF Maiden Fillies’ Stakes for 2yo’s over 1m was run on good ground. The race was won by Taghrooda, owned by Hamdan Al Maktoum and trained by John Gosden. Ridden by Dane O’Neill, Taghrooda looked like the stables’ second string beforehand; she led from 1f out and stayed on strongly to win by a neck from the Andrew Balding trained Casual Smile.
 

FBA Secretary-General Andrew Mead presents Richard Hills, representing Hamdan Al Maktoum.

 

25th MAY 2013, GOODWOOD

The Federation of Bloodstock Agents Maiden Fillies’ Stakes over 7f for 3yo’s was run on good to soft ground. The winner was Saucy Minx, owned by Mr & Mrs F Cotton & Mr & Mrs P Conway and trained by Amanda Perrett. Ridden by Joe Fanning, she made all, was pushed along from 1f out before hanging badly in the closing stages but did well to win by ¾ of a length.

 

 

TATTERSALLS MILLIONS DAY 2012, NEWMARKET (DIV II)

The EBF Federation of Bloodstock Agents Maiden Stakes Division II for 2yo’s over 1m was run on soft ground on 6th October 2012. The race was won impressively by Our Obsession, owned by A E Oppenheimer and trained by William Haggas. Ridden by Michael Hills, Our Obsession chased the leader until over 2f out and picked up strongly to win easily by 3 lengths.

FBA member Troy Steve presents Sam Haggas, son of winning trainer William Haggas.

 

TATTERSALLS MILLIONS DAY 2012, NEWMARKET (DIV I)

The EBF Federation of Bloodstock Agents Maiden Stakes Division I for 2yo’s over 1m was the first race of the day after 13.5mm of rain overnight on 6th October 2012. It was won by Tarikhi, trained by Saeed Bin Suroor and ridden in great style by Mickael Barzalona. A steadily run race, Tarikhi went clear well over 1f out staying on strongly to gain a comfortable win.
 

FBA member Amanda Skiffington presents Simon Crisford, Godolphin Racing Manager.

 

26th MAY 2012, YORK

The Federation of Bloodstock Agents Stakes (Handicap) over 5f for 3yo’s was run on good to firm ground. The winner was Powerful Wind, owned by Anthony Cooke and trained by Ronald Harris. There was an electric early pace set and jockey Darren Egan rode the winner clear into the final furlong, winning nicely.

 

 

TATTERSALLS MILLIONS DAY 2011, NEWMARKET

The EBF Federation of Bloodstock Agents Maiden Stakes for 2yo’s over 6f was run on an unusually warm and sunny 1st October and was won in good style by Campanology, owned by Andrew Tinkler and trained by Richard Hannon. Richard Hughes pushed his mount ahead inside the final furlong and was soon in command, in typical Hughes fashion he was eased close home and won a little more cosily that the one length winning margin suggests.
 

FBA member Jill Lamb presents winning owner Andrew Tinkler and his partner Alison Schmutz.

 

13th JULY 2011, SANDOWN

The Federation of Bloodstock Agents Maiden Stakes for 2yo’s over 5f was won by an impressive three lengths by the Brian Meehan trained Safari Storm under Martin Dwyer. He had been off the track since April due to a knock but won this in good style. Safari Storm is owned by the trio of N Attenborough, Mrs L Mann and Mrs L Way.

 

5th MAY 2011, GOODWOOD

The Federation of Bloodstock Agents Stakes (Handicap) over 6f for 4yo+ went to Mymumsaysimthebest, trained by Gary Moore, owned by Mrs M J George and ridden by George Baker. Carrying top weight the 6yo was having his third start after a lengthy absence and this was his first career success.  

 

LOCKINGE DAY, NEWBURY 2010 

The Federation of Bloodstock Agents Maiden Stakes was split into two divisions, the first of which was won by Moretta Blanche trained by Ralph Beckett and ridden by Jim Crowley. Despite pulling hard in the early stages of the race she stayed on well inside the final furlong to win by half a length.

The second division was won by the favourite Flambeau trained by Henry Candy and ridden by Dane O’Neill. The winning time was over two seconds quicker than the first division and she won readily.

 

CHAMPIONS MEETING 2009

The EBF Federation of Bloodstock Agents Maiden Stakes was won by Inler owned by Margaret Findlay and trained by John Best. Inler made all under Tony Culhane, he was shaken up over one furlong out and ran on well inside the final furlong to win by four lengths.
 

Grant Pritchard-Gordon (left) presents the trophy to winning owner Margaret Findlay.

 

 

CHAMPIONS MEETING 2008

The EBF Federation of Bloodstock Agents Maiden Stakes was won by Run For The Hills, owned and  bred by Normandie Stud Ltd and trained by John Gosden. Run For The Hills broke quickly and made all under Frankie Dettori, he travelled well before finding plenty up the hill.
 

Mrs Philippa Cooper, owner of Normandie Stud receiving the trophy.

 

CRAVEN MEETING 2008

The Federation of Bloodstock Agents Maiden Stakes was won by Pampas Cat, owned by Carwell Equities Ltd and trained by John Gosden. Pampas Cat raced on the rail before bursting through the field into the Dip and pulling clear under Jimmy Fortune.
 

John Warren (left) presents the trophy to James Wigan, representing Carwell Equities Ltd.

 

 

CHAMPIONS MEETING 2007

The Federation of Bloodstock Agents Maiden Stakes was won by Insaaf. Trained by William Haggas for Hamdan Al Maktoum, Insaaf led from two furlongs out and found the extra needed in the closing stages to secure victory under jockey Richard Hills.
 

Tom Goff (Left) presents the trophy to Angus Gold, racing manager to Hamdan Al Maktoum.

 

 

CRAVEN MEETING 2007

The FBA was proud to sponsor a Listed race on the opening day of this year’s Craven Meeting.  The Federation of Bloodstock Agents Abernant Stakes was won by Asset. Trained by Richard Hannon and owned by Highclere Thoroughbred Racing XXVI, Asset was never far of the pace and was sent to the front by jockey Richard Hughes over a furlong out before pulling clear to win in course record time.  Pictured below is James Delahooke of the FBA presenting the trophy to a representative of the winning owners.
 

James Delahooke presents the trophy to a member of Highclere Thoroughbred Racing XXVI.

 

CRAVEN MEETING 2006

The Federation of Bloodstock Agents Maiden Stakes on 20th April was won by Pearly Wey, owned by Denis Shaw and trained by Clive Cox. Jockey Adam Kirby kept the horse travelling well switching him right in the final two furlongs to get past the leaders for a comfortable 1 ¼ length victory.  Pictured below is FBA member Alastair Donald of Lillingston Bloodstock presenting the prize to the winning owner.
 

Alastair Donald presents winning owner Denis Shaw with his prize.

 

CRAVEN MEETING 2005

The Federation of Bloodstock Agents Conditions Stakes was won by Cool Creek, Trained by Richard Hannon and owned by Michael Pescod and Justin Dowley, the colt was pushed out to win easily by jockey Richard Hughes.  Cool Creek has since gone on to win the Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury.  Pictured below is FBA Council member Richard Frisby with the winning connections.
 

Richard Frisby (left) presents the trophy to winning owners Michael Pescod and Justin Dowley.

 

CHAMPIONS MEETING 2004

The Federation of Bloodstock Agents Maiden Stakes on 15th October was won by Proclamation, owned by Abdullah Saeed Belhab and trained by Newmarket based Jeremy Noseda. Jockey Eddie Ahern produced the colt in the final furlong to win decisively by three and a half lengths.  Pictured below is FBA Secretary-General Andrew Mead presenting the trophy to Major Johnny Lewis on behalf of the owner. 
 

   

Andrew Mead (right), presents the trophy to Major Johnny Lewis.

 

CRAVEN MEETING 2004

The FBA was proud to sponsor the Class C Federation of Bloodstock Agents Conditions Stakes on the opening day of the 2004 meeting.  The race was won by Richard Hannon’s smart colt Cornus, ridden by Richard Hughes.  Cornus has since progressed to be placed second in the Group 3 Cornwallis Stakes at the Champions meeting the same year.  Pictured below is the FBA’s Tom Goff presenting the trophy to Mr and Mrs David Mort, proud owners of Cornus.
 

Mr and Mrs David Mort receive their trophy from Tom Goff  

 

 

The FBA continued its sponsorship programme in 2003, this year concentrating on races at the high-profile Newmarket meetings such as the Craven and the Champions meetings.

At the Champions’ Meeting, The Federation of Bloodstock Agents Rated Handicap on 16th October was won by Dawn Invasion, owned by Prince Khalid Abdullah and trained by Amanda Perrett under a fine ride by jockey Richard Hughes.  Pictured below is FBA Secretary-General Andrew Mead presenting the trophy to the Prince’s representative, Lord Grimthorpe.
 

 

Andrew Mead (right), presents the trophy to Lord Grimthorpe.

 

THIRD WOOD DITTON

The Federation is proud to continue its sponsorship of the Wood Ditton Stakes at the Craven Meeting, this now being our third successive year.  The race was won by Newmarket trainer Luca Cumani’s filly Leave To Appeal, ridden by Jamie Spencer.  Pictured below is Jessica Foster of the FBA presenting the trophy to Mrs Maureen Hunter, owner of Leave To Appeal.
 

Mrs Maureen Hunter (left), receives her trophy from Jessica Foster.

 

 

FBA Sponsorship Reaches New Heights

A total of six individual races were sponsored by the FBA in 2002, namely:

The Wood Ditton Stakes, Newmarket, "City Traders" Handicap, Windsor, Maiden Auction Stakes, Musselburgh, Maiden Stakes, Division I, Newmarket, Maiden Stakes, Division II, Newmarket and a Novices' Handicap Chase, Cheltenham.

Following the FBA's successful sponsorship at the Newmarket Champions Meeting in 2001, the FBA were pleased to continue their association with this prestigious event in 2002. Pictured here is FBA Council member Jill Lamb presenting the trophy to the representative of Khalid Abdullah whose Calibre (trained by John Gosden) won Division I of the FBA Maiden Stakes, and FBA member Susie McKeever presenting the trophy to Dr Jamal Ahmadzadeh, whose horse Persian Majesty (trained by Peter Harris) won Division II of the FBA Maiden Stakes.

The FBA are delighted to be able to support British racing through their continuing sponsorship programme.
 

Jill Lamb presents the trophy  to Khalid Abdullah's representative

Susie McKeever presents the trophy to Dr Jamal Ahmadzadeh

Jill Lamb presents the trophy to
Khalid Abdullah's representative

Susie McKeever presents the trophy
to  Dr Jamal Ahmadzadeh

FBA Windsor Picnic and Race Sponsorship

On the 1st of July, more than 80 people (mainly City traders from London and guests of the FBA) attended a picnic in the Owners and Trainers car park at Windsor racecourse, the occasion being the FBA's sponsorship of that evening's FBA "City Traders" Handicap.

Despite torrential rain earlier in the afternoon and the counter-attraction of Tim Henman playing at Wimbledon, the sun finally came out, the guests arrived by riverboat down the Thames, and the picnic was a great success - if the number of empty champagne bottles was anything to go by! And as a result, it is hoped that the Windsor picnic may soon become an annual event.

The race was won by Dorchester, bred by the Cheveley Park Stud, trained by Willie Musson in Newmarket and ridden by Kieran Fallon and the trophy was presented to the winning owners by FBA Chairman Geoffrey Howson.

FBA sponsors Wood Ditton Stakes again

Race goes to Stoute and Cheveley Park.

Following the inaugural sponsorship last year of the Wood Ditton Stakes, the FBA was delighted to continue their sponsorship of the race and we hopefully saw another high class performer take the honours. Last year it was Dandoun, trained by John Dunlop who went on to subsequent Stakes success and this year the race was won by the equally promising homebred Gallant Hero (by Rainbow Quest).  The trophy was presented by Council member Jill Lamb to Chris Richardson, manager of Cheveley Park Stud.

Jill Lamb presents the trophy to Chris Richardson
manager of Cheveley Park Stud

PAYNE-GALLWEY SUCCEEDS AS PRESIDENT

Sir Philip presents prize to winning owner at FBA sponsored race at Epsom

 

Sir Philip Payne-Gallwey stepped down as Chairman at the end of the year, having overseen a particularly successful period in the FBA’s history. The Council of the FBA was delighted that Sir Philip agreed to become the new President of the FBA and will remain on the Council.
Sir Philip Payne-Gallwey stepped down as Chairman at the end of the year, having overseen a particularly successful period in the FBA’s history. The Council of the FBA was delighted that Sir Philip agreed to become the new President of the FBA and will remain on the Council.

   

Geoffrey Howson presents the winning owner, Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum with his prize

 

 

Geoffrey Howson was unanimously elected as the new Chairman and we are pleased that such an able replacement was available.  Johhny McKeever took over as Vice-Chairman to replace Will Edmeades who stepped down from that position but who remains on the Council.

The American Ambassador to Great Britain, Will Farish accepts his trophy from Oliver Gaisford St Lawrence

 

The FBA embarked on a race sponsorship programme in 2001 by sponsoring a total of 4 races at Newmarket and Epsom, including the prestigious Wood Ditton Stakes.  It is anticipated that the FBA will continue to show its support of British racing by further sponsorship in 2002.

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