About Anglia Bloodstock
Anglia Bloodstock Ltd was set up by Amanda Skiffington in 1982. Specialising in the purchase of yearlings and mares at all the major European Sales.
Owning, training and breeding a winner – that’s what horse racing is all about. Amanda Skiffington has selected and purchased some of the best racehorses from limited budgets making her one of the best ‘eyes’ in the industry. Her experience, expertise and dedication have resulted in a worldwide reputation for achieving great success at the highest level of competition and finding value for money horses at whatever level may suit the client’s budget.
Over the last 32 years, Amanda has purchased an average of 20-30 yearlings per year reaping a return of 64% to 71% strike rate from runners to winners. This year’s two classic winners Galileo Gold and Hawksmoor and Dual Oaks 2nd Architecture were bought collectively for under £150,000.
These include GROUP 1 winners GRANDERA (European Champion Older Horse 2002), SECOND SET, PRESVIS, SUMMONER, TICKER TAPE, TORONADO (Equal highest-rated three-year-old colt in the world 2013), HAVANA GOLD, DRIEFONTAIN & PIERRO (both bought with Gai Waterhouse), DECEMEBER DRAW, MILITARY ATTACK, ONCE WERE WILD, ASTAIRE and the most prolific in recent years – GALILEO GOLD
Amanda was also responsible for the mating that resulted in the ULTIMATE CHAMPION – GEORGE WASHINGTON.
The record speaks for itself. In her career Amanda has purchased as yearlings no less than 5 champions and 15 individual Group 1 winners of 25 Group 1 races. Amongst these in recent years were 2016 2000 Guineas Winner ‘Galileo Gold’, 2016 German Guineas winner, ‘Hawksmoor’ , 2013 Sussex Stakes and Queen Anne winner, ‘Toronado’. This year marks a truly remarkable feat with an impressive 10 GROUP 1 winners in the last 5 years alone!
Whether you want Amanda to buy you a champion, require advice on breeding stock or racing management, consult the ‘best’ with a proven record in the business.
Amanda has been involved in horse racing for the last 40 years. Her first introduction into racing was through her mentor, Jeremy Tree at a very young age. This fuelled her interest and at 18yrs old, her first job was working for Heron Bloodstock Agency which then lead to working for James Delahooke , arguably one of the best judges we have seen. Amanda was working with James when he purchased two of the ‘greats’ – Dancing Brave (European Champion) and Bakharoff (Champion Two year old)
A move to the USA prompted a stint under Philip G Johnson and she lived in the USA for 7 years. In 1982 she moved back to the UK and here the legacy kicked off.