They say (well they probably don’t really, but they ought to) that you can tell the quality of a stud by the clients it attracts.

Amongst our sales customers are many of the leading bloodstock agents, consignors, trainers and owners including:

Aiden Murphy, John O’Byrne, Highflyer Bloodstock, Bobby O’Ryan, David Redvers, Paul Cashman, Harold Kirk, John Ferguson, Anthony Stroud, M.V. Magnier, Noel Meade, Phillip Hobbs, Ginger McCain, Luca Cumani, Jonjo O’Neill, Gill Richardson, Howard Johnson, Tim Easterby, Peter Bowen, Willie Mullins, Frances Crowley and Paul Nolan.

Amongst the clients of our services for Stock Purchase, Livery and Sales Consignment are:

  • Len Walker, who has successfully bought and sold foals through Ballincurrig, including the 250,000 euro top-price at the 2007 Derby Sale, who as Captain Chris later became the Arkle Trophy winner;
  • Paul Murphy, breeder of Mad Max, Carole’s Legacy and Carole’s Spirit, many of whose young stock including Grade 1 winner Kalyshnikov have been reared at Ballincurrig;
  • Bryan Mayoh, breeder of Sizing John, Kornati Kid, Lifeboat Mona and Midnight Target, who uses Ballincurrig to sell foals and rear the fillies retained for racing;
  • Patrick McCann, purchaser of our highest-priced foal and subsequently vendor of the same horse with a handy 215,000 euro gain;
  • Louis Vanbeck, breeder of numerous top-quality foals sold via Ballincurrig;
  • Fiona McStay: breeder of the outstanding mare Glen’s Melody and four other Black-type progeny of Glen’s Music, who has entrusted Ballincurrig with the sale of three of Glen’s Melody’s offspring – and recouped in excess of 70,000 euros for each.

Paul Murphy:

“We breed our horses in the UK and when they’re weanlings we send them over to Ballincurrig. Josie and her brother Michael have been complete, total professionals. When you gave a horse to them you didn’t have to think about it again. It was like having them at home. That’s why we use Ballincurrig, they’ve raised us some smashing horses.”

(Racing Post, 14th March, 2011)

Len Walker:

“I bought the King’s Theatre colt (who races as Captain Chris) not so much for Function Dream but because Michael Moore told me that this was the one I should buy. He’s my Bloodstock Agent and he prepares my horses.”

(International Thoroughbred, April, 2011)

Bryan Mayoh:

“The principal market for NH horses is in Ireland so it’s probably a good idea to have an Irishman sell there for you – at least that’s what Michael Moore tells me. Ballincurrig has many English clients and they clearly feel the same way and take the same view I do, that Michael and his team are complete professionals and totally trustworthy. Their only objectives are to show your horses in the best possible condition and to get you the best prices they can.”

Julie Thomas:

” Ballincurrig House Stud always does a top-class job in preparing and selling young stock and I am frequently delighted with the prices my foals bring. There is no better place for young stock development and preparation.