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Sackville and Donald launch new agency

AGENTS Ed Sackville and Alastair Donald have joined forces to launch Sackville Donald, a new bloodstock agency based in Hungerford.

While the move sees the pair leave Lillingston Bloodstock following a combined 14 years, they will continue to work closely with the founders of Kern/Lillingston Association, Lincoln Collins and Luke Lillingston, in what Lillingston regards as ‘a positive evolution'.

Alastair Donald

Alastair Donald: horses in training

  PICTURE: Edward Whitaker  

With Donald specialising in horses in training, a market in which he had success as the purchaser of Viva Pataca, Collection, Pressing and Golden Apples, and Sackville focusing on yearlings and breeding stock, the pair aim to offer clients a comprehensive service.

"We have both thoroughly enjoyed working for Luke and look forward to enjoying further success together," said Donald. "After my 11 years and Ed's rapid rise we felt it was a natural progression to set up our own agency. With me specialising in proven horses and Ed covering yearlings and breeding stock we can offer our clients a full service.

"We are both very excited about the coming season and are delighted that we are continuing our association with Luke Lillingston in Ireland and [Kern Thoroughbreds president] Lincoln Collins in Kentucky."

Collins wished Donald and Sackville well with their new venture. He said: "In the last three years Alastair has helped us buy the likes of Miss Keller, Diamond Diva and Grade 1 winner Ave and we look forward to continuing that success.

"Ed's attention to detail and organisational skills were a huge help in successfully launching Three Chimneys as a vendor at the Tattersalls December salelast year. I am looking forward to working as closely with them in the future as I have in the past."

Lillingston was also looking forward to maintaining the association. He said: "I feel that this is a very positive evolution, especially as my own base has been in Ireland for the past ten years. I am looking forward to having as close, productive and successful association with Alastair and Ed as I have with Lincoln.

"I believe that the three businesses in three countries offer a unique association and the combined expertise we provide will benefit many of our worldwide clients."

Sackville will continue in his role as British representative to the Breeders' Cup and Three Chimneys Farm in Kentucky.

 

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