News and Updates from Tinnakill

Gleaming coat (Mastercraftsman ex Shining Hour)

40 Shades of Bay (and Chestnut and Brown and Grey)

Over the coming four weeks forty foals and mares will go through the sale ring under the Tinnakill House banner. For our homebred foals, this huge logistical exercise began with planning the mating, sharing the news of newborns and watching the foals grow and mature.

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A Yeats Lady

So often in the breeding world things go full circle. In 2005 Dermot purchased Highness Lady, a winner of the German Oaks, at Arqana’s December sale.

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Teofilo filly ex Wedding Gift

All go for Goffs

The nerves are starting to jangle ever so slightly at Tinnakill House. Our representatives for Goffs Orby Sale are progressing well – the key is not to have them peak too soon.

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“P” is for pencil

One of the commonest questions we are asked is “How do you do your mating plans?” The usual answer to this is by looking at the 4 Ps of the mares and potential mates (Pedigree, Performance, Physique, Price) but the Tinnakill House answer is “In pencil”. Now that the 2014 breeding season is well and truly over, it’s time for Dermot to put away his pencil, at least till November.

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France

France

We occasionally base mares permanently in France or alternating between France and Ireland (French assimilated). This makes their progeny eligible for the attractive French owners’ and breeders’ premium schemes in France

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The USA

The USA

Tinnakill Bloodstock is a partner in Lemons Mill Farm in Lexington, Kentucky and we board some mares there.

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The UK

The UK

We own a number of mares in partnership with Eric Cantillon who is based at Herringswell Manor Stud near Newmarket.

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