Breeding Recommendations


From recommending mating options for your broodmare, through to getting the best price for your stallion nominations,, Jim can assist with the pedigree and conformation analysis required to produce a foal with the best chance for success on the racetrack or in the sale ring.

His experience and industry insight means that he is able to broker relationships, negotiate on your behalf and provide timely, well-informed advice.


"Jim is a person of the highest integrity and has a very broad range of experience. He is a very competent horseman with a good knowledge of pedigrees and bloodstock in general and he has gained the respect of the thoroughbred community in both Australia and the UK"

Henry Plumptre -

Cambridge Stud, NZ

"Jim is a graduate of Godolphin's Flying Start programme and was, more recently, part of our global bloodstock management team. Jim has a broad skill set and a "can-do" attitude; he has a strategic and objective approach and has already amassed a wide range of experience and contacts within the global thoroughbred industry. I am confident he has a bright future as an agent, consultant and advisor."

Joe Osborne -


Frequently Asked

How much does it cost to buy a racehorse or broodmare?

There is no standard figure for the price of a racehorse as their valuations vary from thousands to millions. While a high purchase price does not guarantee success, there is a correlation between spend and results. Once Jim understands your goals and budget, he can advise you of the best course of action and work with you to find the right horse at the right price.

There is also a very well established syndication market in Australia for people who do not want to own a racehorse outright but would rather spread the risk; Jim is able to give you independent advice about racing horses in partnership with other owners.

How much does it cost to keep a racehorse?

This varies depending on where you are located, how much your trainer charges and the cost of ongoing incidentals. As a rough guide, you should look at budgeting anywhere between $4,000 - $6,000 a month while the horse is in training and $800 - $1,500 for months when the horse is spelling.

What is involved in the racehorse management service?

Clarke Bloodstock’s racehorse management service begins from the time the horse is purchased and includes breaking-in, transport, insurance, valuations, oversight of veterinary care, race programming and planning, progress updates, and management of invoicing and accounts (if required).