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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.

The Team


Amanda Skiffington

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.

Track Record


GALILEO GOLD (GB) Paco Boy (IRE) ex Galicuix (GB) – 1st 2000 Guineas – Group 1, 1st St James’s Palace Stakes – Group 1, 1st Vintage Stakes – Group 2, 2nd Irish 2000 Guineas – Group 1, 2nd Sussex Stakes – Group 1, 3rd Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere – Group 1.

€33,000 – Tattersalls Ireland Yearling Sale 2014


TORONADO (IRE) High Chaparral (IRE) ex Wana Doo (USA) – 1st Queen Anne Stakes – Group 1, 1st Sussex Stakes – Group 1, 1st Champagne Stakes – Group 2, 1st Craven Stakes – Group 3, 2nd St James’s Palace Stakes – Group 1, 2nd Sussex Stakes Group 1, 2nd Prix De Moulin – Group 1.

€55,000 – Arqana Yearling Sale Deauville 2013


MILITARY ATTACK (GB) Oratorio (IRE) ex Almaaseh (IRE)  – 1st Hong Kong Gold Cup – Group 1, 1st QEII Cup – Group 1, 1st Kanji International Cup – Group 1, 1st Sha Tin Trophy – Group 2, 1st January Cup – Group 3, 1st Premier Plate – Group 3, 2nd Hong Kong Cup – Group 1, 3rd Jockey Club Cup – Group 2.

€40,000 Goffs Orby 2009


PRESVIS (GB) Sakhee (USA) ex Forest Fire (SWE)   –  1st Dubai Duty Free – Group 1, 1st QEII Cup – Group 1, 1st Al Rashidiya – Group 2, 1st Jebel Hatta – Group 2, 2nd Dubai Duty Free – Group 1, 2nd Kanji International Cup – Group 1, 3rd Hong Kong Cup – Group 1, 3rd Jebel Hatta – Group 2.

£30,000 Tattersalls October Book 1 Yearling Sale 2005


HAWKSMOOR (IRE) Azamour (IRE) ex Bridal Dance (IRE) – 1st German 1000 Guineas – Group 2, 1st Prestige Stakes – Group 3, 3rd Fillies Mile – Group 1, 3rd Prix Saint Alary – Group 1, 3rd Kilboy Estate Stakes – Group 2, 3rd Rockwell Stakes – Group 2,

€80,000 – Tattersalls Ireland Yearling Sale 2014


IVAWOOD (GB) Zebedee (GB) ex Keenes Royale (GB)  – 1st July Stakes – Group 2, 1st Richmond Stakes – Group 2  2nd Middle Park Stakes – Group 1, 3rd 2000 Guineas – Group 1, 3rd Irish 2000 Guineas – Group 1, 3rd Greenham Stakes – Group 3.

£220,000 Tattersalls October Book 1 Yearling Sale 2013


HAVANA GOLD (GB) Teofilo (IRE) ex Jessica’s Dream (IRE)  – 1st Prix Jean Prat – Group 1, 1st Somerville Tattersalls Stakes – Group 3, 1st The Ascendant Stakes – Listed, 2nd Craven Stakes Group 3.

£80,000 Tattersalls October Book 1 Yearling Sale 2011


ARCHITECTURE (IRE) Zoffany (IRE) ex Brigayev (ITY) – 2nd  Investec Oaks – Group 1,  2nd Irish Oaks – Group 1,  3rd German Oaks – Group 1, 2nd Oaks Trial – Listed.

£26,000 – Doncaster Premier Yearling Sale 2014


NEW PROVIDENCE (GB) Bahamian Bounty (GB) ex Bayja (IRE) –  1st Summer Stakes – Group 3, 1st Dick Poole Fillies’ Stakes – Group 3, 2nd Nell Gwyn Stakes – Group 3, 2nd Chartwell Fillies’ Stakes – Group 3, 3rd  Sandy Lane Stakes – Group 2,  3rd Rockfel Stakes – Group 2.

£22,000 – Doncaster Premier Yearling Sale 2013

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