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Hubie de Burgh
Martin Buick
With a career spanning over 40 years, Hubie de Burgh is one of the horseracing industry’s most respected bloodstock consultants. Since setting up de Burgh Equine in 2003 his reputation has gone from strength to strength, with a loyal clientele based around the world.

At de Burgh Equine the foundation of our success is knowledge. We are passionate about horseracing and Hubie leads his professional team who have decades of experience sourcing bloodstock internationally. 

Hubie spent twenty years helping develop the bloodstock interests of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, doing this in his role as manager of Sheikh Hamdan’s, Derrinstown Stud and associated farms in Ireland. During his time with Sheikh Hamdan he was directly associated with the purchasing or raising of many champions includingfifteen Classic winners in Europe and also horses such as Zabeel, Almaraad, At Talaq, Jeune and many others in Australia.

In 2003 Hubie left Derrinstown Stud to set up his own bloodstock consultancy business, de Burgh Equine in the heart of the thoroughbred industry in Ireland. Amongst the consistent successes of de Burgh Equine, Hubie has been responsible for purchasing the winners of sixteen Group One races in Australia, Ireland, Hong Kong, the USA and France, including an incredible two individual Melbourne Cup winners (Fiorente & Green Moon).

We continue to build our business and the scope of our services. In 2021 we welcomed Martin Buick to the team as Bloodstock Consultant. A son of multiple Champion Jockey Walter and brother to leading rider William, Martin grew up in a racing family and has gained valuable knowledge of the bloodstock industry by working for Arrowfield Stud, Archie Alexander Racing in Australia and the Irish National Stud course. He spent the last five years as Assistant Racing Manager for the Niarchos Family. Martin is a native Norwegian speaker and is happy to assist the Scandinavian market with his expertise.

Our headquarters are located in Ballybrittas, Co. Laois within fifteen minutes from the famous Curragh racecourse and training grounds, and within one hour of the leading studs in Co Kildare. 


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de Burgh Equine specialises in the sourcing of racing and breeding stock. We research, inspect and purchase horses on our clients’ behalf, attending all major bloodstock sales, as well as sourcing horses on a private basis. 

We also assist in the purchasing and management of stud farms, including stallion nominations; and can offer our professional advice to owners and breeders looking for valuations of their bloodstock. 

We work with clients from all over the world including the UK, Ireland, France, Italy, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Libya and the UAE. Our services come with a wealth of knowledge and expertise, supported by a comprehensive network of horseracing industry contacts.


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The reputation of de Burgh Equine is based on the consistency of our results. Please see below an overview of our success:

de Burgh Equine have been responsible for the purchase of:

  • Manighar


    subsequent winner of the Australian Cup, Gr.1, Ranvet Stakes, Gr.1, The BMW. Gr.1

  • Seville


    subsequent winner of the Metropolitan Hcp, Gr.1, 2nd Turnbull Stakes, Gr.1

  • Green Moon

    Green Moon

    winner Melbourne Cup, Gr.1, Turnbull Stakes, Gr.1, Won Blamey Stakes, Gr.2, Won Newcastle Cup, Gr.3, 2nd Caulfield Cup, Gr.1

  • Fiorente


    winner Melbourne Cup, Gr.1, Australian Cup, Gr.1, Dato Tan Chin Nam Stks, Gr.2, 2nd Melbourne Cup, Gr.1, 3rd All Aged Stakes, Gr.1, 3rd Cox Plate, Gr.1

  • Flotilla


    winner Gr.1 Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, Poule d’Essai des Pouliches, Gr.1

  • Gold-Fun


    winner Queens Silver Jubilee Cup, Gr.1 Hong Kong Classic Mile 2013 Gr.1, Kris Flyer International Sprint, Gr.1, 2nd Diamond Jubilee Stakes, Gr.1, 2nd Manikato Stakes, Gr.1, 3rd Hong Kong Derby 2013 Gr.1

  • All American

    All American

    winner Gr.1 Emirates Stakes

  • Lucky Nine

    Lucky Nine

    subsequently won Hong Kong Sprint, Gr.1, Hong Kong Classic Mile Gr.1, Queens Silver Jubilee Cup, Gr.1, KrisFlyer International Sprint, Gr.1 – twice, Chairmans Sprint Prize, Gr.1 – twice, 2nd Hong Kong Classic Cup Gr.1, BMW Champions Mile Gr.1, 3rd Queens Silver Jubilee Cup Gr.1

  • Arcano


    subsequent winner Prix Morny Gr.1

  • Tuscan Evening

    Tuscan Evening

    winner Gamely Stakes, Gr.1, Buena Vista Hcp Gr.2, Santa Ana Hcp Gr.2, Santa Barbara Hcp Gr.2

  • Mourayan


    winner, Sydney Cup, Gr.1, Craven Plate, Gr.3, 2nd The BMW Gr.1, 3rd Kingston Town Hcp Gr.3

  • Beaten Up

    Beaten Up

    subsequent winner, Doomben Cup, Gr.1, 2nd Chelmsford Stakes, Gr.2

  • Gailo Chop

    Gailo Chop

    subsequent winner, Caulfield Stakes, Gr.1, McKinnon Stakes, Gr.1, Logis Saint-Germain, Gr.2, Le Coupe de Maisons-Lafitte, Gr.3, 2nd Prix d’Ispahan, Gr.1

  • The United States

    The United States

    subsequent winner, Ranvet Stakes, Gr.1, Mooney Valley Gold Cup, Gr.2, Schwepps Crystal Mile, Gr.2, 2nd Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Gr.1, 2nd, Incognitus Blamey Stakes, Gr.2, 2nd MRC Foundation Cup, Gr.3, 3rd Ranvet Stakes, Gr.1, 3rd Crown Lager Peter Young Stakes, Gr2

  • Foundry


    subsequent winner, Metroplitan Handicap, Gr.1

Purchased in association with James Harron Bloodstock:

  • Foxwedge


    won William Reid Stakes, Gr.1, Roman Consul Stakes, Gr.2, San Domenico Stakes, Gr.3, 2nd Coolmore Stud Stakes,Gr.1, Run To The Roses, Gr.3, 3rd Golden Rose Stks, Gr.1

  • Fiorente


    winner Melbourne Cup, Gr.1, Australian Cup, Gr.1, Dato Tan Chin Nam Stks, Gr.2, 2nd Melbourne Cup, Gr.1, 3rd All Aged Stakes, Gr.1, 3rd Cox Plate, Gr.1

  • Pornichet


    subsequent winner, Doomben Cup, Gr.1, Sandown Stakes, Gr.3, Nevelle Sellwood Stakes, Gr.3, 3rd George Main Stakes, Gr.1

  • Vadamos


    subsequent winner, Prix De Moulin de De Longchamp, Gr.1, Ottingen-Rennen, Gr.2, Prix Du Muguet, Gr.2, Prix Messidor, Gr.3

Purchased in association with:

  • Dermot Farrington Bloodstock


    subsequent winner, Haras Du Logis St Germain, Gr.2, Craven Stakes, Gr.3, 3rd Irish Champion Stakes, Gr.1

  • Oceanic Bloodstock


    won Irish 1,000 Guineas, Gr.1 , Garden City Stakes, Gr.1, following her private purchase as a filly in training at the end of her 2YO career

  • Darby Racing
    She Will Reign

    She Will Reign

    subsequent winner, Moir Stakes, Gr.1, Golden Slipper, Gr.1, Silver Slipper, Gr.2, 2nd Reisling Stakes, Gr.2


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de Burgh Equine Ltd
Woodenbridge, Ballintogher, Ballybrittas, Co. Laois
T: +353 (0)404 53300

Hubie de Burgh
T: +353 (0)87 2560059

Martin Buick – Bloodstock
T: +353 (0)89 6174704

Antonia de Burgh – Accounts
T: +353 (0)86 3526443