News from 2011

12th December 2011 First Runner a Winner for Sam Pritchard-Gordon
Sam Pritchard-Gordon has been associated with much bigger victories than the $12,000 Blooms On Bridge Maiden Plate at Benalla, but few have given him the thrill he got when Allthekingshorses passed the post first in Sunday's 1400-metre event. The four-year-old son of Galileo, who started his career
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1st December 2011 Tahara added to the Paulyn Broodmare Band
17-year-old Tahara provides a lift to a slow afternoon when sold by Whitsbury Manor Stud to Badgers Bloodstock on behalf of Paul Makin for 180,000gns.   Mick Flanagan, standing with Tom Ryan of S F Bloodstock, came off second best for the mare, sold in foal to Acclamation.
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23rd October 2011 Always Certain To Win A Group 1
Australian bred horses filled the trifecta in the Raffles Cup Sng Gr 1 run over 1800 metres at Kranji in Singapore on Sunday evening with victory going to Not a Single Doubt gelding Always Certain.
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6th October 2011 Badgers Top Day Two of Tatts One
Posting double-digit increases in average and median prices and a healthy clearance rate, Book 1 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale continued on Thursday, the second day of trading, with fillies bringing the top three prices.
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5th October 2011 Badgers Acquire sister to Pour Moi
Book 1 of the 2011 Tattersalls October yearling sale got away to a stellar start with significant gains in total sales, average price, and median compared with the corresponding session in 2010.A bay filly by Galileo (Ire) who is a three-quarter sister to 2011 Investec Epsom Derby (Eng-G1) winner Pou
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26th September 2011 Better Be at his Best
With the Formula One in town, sustained speed was the order of the day in Singapore, with Better Be The One leading throughout to win the Garden City Trophy (1200m) Sng Gr 3 at Kranji. BETTER BE THE ONE($485,000 2008 Easter, 5g More Than Ready-Common Smytzer) faced a top class field in the 1200m sp
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25th August 2011 Badgers Purchase in Deauville
Despite missing out on the top lot, a 1.7 million Euros Galileo filly, Badgers Bloodstock were successful in securing a gorgeous Montjeu filly from stakes-winning Dansili mare Prudenzia for 600,000 euros.  The filly will race for Starcraft's owner Paul Makin.
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25th August 2011 Fulfilling a Dream
After a decade of working for some of the racing industry's most successful organisations, Sam Pritchard-Gordon is commencing training in his own right on 1st October.  "I will be based at the Mornington Racecourse on my wholly-owned, purpose built facility, "Kingscote Stables”,&
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8th August 2011 Badgers Acquisition claims Champion First Season Sire in NZ
LEADING southern hemisphere juvenile sire More Than Ready has now become a successful sire of sires - his son Perfectly Readyhas became New Zealand's champion first-season sire for the 2010/11 season.
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1st August 2011 Always Certain Powers Home in Group 2
Always Certain completed a magical day's racing at Kranji when he beat the best stayers in Singapore in Sunday's s $300,000 Chairman's Trophy (1800m) Sng Gr II.  Ridden to perfection by in form hoop John Powell, Always Certain came home strongly to beat the region's star three-year-old Ging
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1st August 2011 Mr Big, Champion 2yo in Singapore
Mr Big confirmed his status as the undisputed champion two-year-old of Singapore when he romped to victory in the $200,000 Group Three Magic Millions Juvenile Championship (1200m) at Kranji on Sunday.  Sent out the second favourite after two wins from as many runs, Mr Big showed blistering
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21st May 2011 Mr Big Takes the Group 2 Aushorse Golden Horseshoe
Mr Big confirmed his status as one of the rising stars of Singapore racing when he led home a Magic Millions clean sweep in the S$325,000 Group Two Aushorse Golden Horseshoe (1200m) at Kranji on Friday night. An Australian bred and sold son of Elusive Quality, Mr Big also qualified to win a S$90,00
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8th May 2011 More Success For Starcraft Filly
Ain'tnofallenstar's excellent run in Adelaide stakes races continued on Sunday afternoon when she produced a stunning burst in the home straight to win the Listed SAJC Laelia Stakes (1600m) at Morphettville.
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6th May 2011 Spirit of Adjisa Lands Thriller
Tim Vaughan's Spirit Of Adjisa won the Grade One Cathal Ryan Memorial Champion Novice Hurdle at Punchestown.  Richard Johnson dictated the tempo on the 16-1 chance but looked to be swamped turning for home.
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25th March 2011 Badgers Broker Showcasing Deal
NEW ZEALAND stud Haunui Farm has purchased a 50 per cent interest in Whistbury Manor Stud’s new stallion Showcasing.
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26th February 2011 Vesper Scoots Home
The Robert Hickmott-trained Vespers opened his stakes account in the Listed Claims Seafood Cup at Caulfield.
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26th February 2011 Ain’tnofallenstar Storms Home in Nitschke
Ain'tnofallenstar will return to Melbourne for the Kewney Stakes after she scored a valuable first time stakes success in Saturday's listed HC Nitschke Stakes at Morphettville.
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8th January 2011 Group 1 Next For First Command
Strapping Commands gelding First Command continued his love affair with the Caulfield track by landing Saturday’s Listed $100,000 Listed Cleary Stakes (1200m).
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Both Grant & Tom are hard working and meticulous in their approach to all business.  They are straightforward and professional & most importantly we have shared lots of success over the years.  They are honest, reliable & a great support to our business.

Lee & Anthony Freedman
“ Working with Tom and Grant has been a pleasure. Plenty of good winners, lots of laughs and a sense of security provided by their in-depth research, appetite for hard work and years of experience. They have bought seven stakes winners for us in five years.”
Julian Latimer, successful Melbourne owner

"When it comes to getting unbiased bloodstock advice, Grant and Tom are first on my list to call. I trust their judgement implicitly".

Rory Mahon, Breeder of High Chaparral & Ridgewood Pearl

"We have enjoyed much success with Grant and Tom, in the sales ring and at the racecourse, the highlight being Spirit of Adjisa’s Grade 1 victory at Punchestown.  The joy is that this success has been achieved from a small initial spend.  Grant and Tom are extremely knowledgeable, attentive and patient, with a keen eye for detail.  Above all they are fun to work withand always have time to discuss our horses progress and strategies."

Sue Johnson of Brook Farm Bloodstock

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22, Ley Road
Stetchworth
Suffolk
CB8 9TS

TOM PRITCHARD-GORDON
Tel : (+44) 7766 012186
email : tompgordon@hotmail.com

GRANT PRITCHARD-GORDON
Tel : (+44) 7785 277438
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