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Established in Randwick in 1987, Randwick Bloodstock is now based in the Hunter Valley, Australia’s premier thoroughbred breeding precinct.
We are a full service agency with affiliations and clients worldwide.
The agency’s principals Brett & Rachael Howard have spent all their working lives within the industry. Their expertise is currently utilised by many of Australia’s most successful stud farms, racehorse owners, trainers and breeders.
Randwick Bloodstock’s activity is not limited to just the Australian market. We have purchased from and sold bloodstock to many countries including the USA, Canada, England, Ireland, France, Italy, China, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina, Chile, Singapore, Macau, UAE, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Turkey, Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia. We have primarily specialised in the private sale and purchase of breeding stock for clients – both stallions and fillies & mares. Whether you live in Australia or overseas, if you are in the market for something please feel free to contact Brett Howard and let him know what your requirements are.
Randwick Bloodstock owns and operates Glenesk Thoroughbreds, a 76 acre broodmare farm in the lower Hunter Valley. Rachael Howard manages the farm’s day to day running. Glenesk Thoroughbreds also consigns racing & breeding stock at public auction. Some highlights of our consignments to date include the sale of Group 1 winner NIMALEE at the 2023 Inglis Chairman’s Sale for a sale record $3.6 million, eclipsing the previous year’s sale record of $2.7 million set by dual Group 1 winner SHOUT THE BAR which was also consigned by Glenesk. Other notable recent sales include EASTON ANGEL (in foal to FRANKEL) for $1.35 million and Group 2 winner SWIFT WITNESS for $1 million at the 2022 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale. Group 1 winner BELLA VELLA for $1.9 million and Group 2 winner FIESTA for $1.35 million at the 2021 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale. And $1.3 million for Group 1 winner INVINCIBELLA at the 2020 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale. At the 2020 Inglis Chairman’s Sale, Glenesk Thoroughbreds sold 11 from 11 including Group 2 winner NOIRE for $800,000, and ended as the sale’s leading Consignor with an aggregate of $3.2 million.
Randwick Bloodstock is one of Australia’s leading bloodstock agencies. On the track, RBA has been associated more recently with Group 1 winners ESPIONA, NIMALEE, SHOUT THE BAR, BELLA VELLA. FOXPLAY and INVINCIBELLA, as well as Group 2 winners CHRYSAOR and KIKU, and Group 3 winners OLENTIA, MERYL and DEROCHE. RBA has also successfully negotiated the sales on highly prized stallion prospects like DISSIDENT (Australian Horse of the Year), SHOOTING TO WIN (Caulfield Guineas), PRIDE OF DUBAI (Blue Diamond Stakes) and DIVINE PROPHET (Caulfield Guineas), as well as successful proven stallions EPAULETTE and MYBOYCHARLIE. We have purchased a number of broodmares for clients, prior to their progeny’s racetrack successes including KEYSBROOK ($60,000 – dam of dual 2022 Group 1 winner SHE’S EXTREME), BARDEGO ($46,000 – dam of NZ Group 1 winner VOLPE VELOCE), and PONTE PICCOLO ($35,000 – dam of Hong Kong champion ABLE FRIEND).
If you like a challenge and are inspired by your dreams, the thoroughbred industry is right for you. However, due to its risky nature, if you do not have a full appreciation of its pitfalls, your dreams can quickly become very costly nightmares. Our advice and input is actively sought by many racehorse owners and breeders. We are able to assist with the management of racing and breeding portfolios, large or small, as well as with the purchase of all classes of bloodstock at auction. We have been able to help people purchase yearlings or tried horses which have subsequently won at Group 1 level, purchase broodmares which have gone on to produce Group 1 winners, and planned matings which have produced Group 1 winners, as well as $1+ million yearlings. If you think professional and independent guidance can help make your dreams a reality, please contact Brett Howard.
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