|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.