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About Us

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About

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 2017 we welcomed Will Johnson to the team as Bloodstock Consultant – coming from a family steeped in Australian racing history. Will has a wealth of knowledge and experience having worked with champion racehorse trainers in Europe and Australia. 

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

Services

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Services

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.

Success

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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

    Manighar

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

  • Seville

    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

    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

    Flotilla

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

  • Gold-Fun

    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

    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

    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

    Foundry

    subsequent winner, Metroplitan Handicap, Gr.1

Purchased in association with James Harron Bloodstock:

  • Foxwedge

    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

    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

    Pornichet

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

  • Vadamos

    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
    Eminent

    Eminent

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

  • Oceanic Bloodstock
    Samitar

    Samitar

    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

Journal

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Contact

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de Burgh Equine Ltd
Oldtown, Grangecon, Co Wicklow
T: +353 (0)5986 23441
E: info@deburghequine.com

Hubie de Burgh
T: +353 (0)87 2560059
E: hubie@deburghequine.com

Will Johnson – Bloodstock
T: +353 (0)87 9358277
E: will@deburghequine.com

Antonia de Burgh – Accounts
T: +353 (0)86 3526443
E: antonia@deburghequine.com