Gamble on Top

He took the eye in the parade ring at Fairyhouse today, and he didn't disappoint in the Grade 2 Normans Grove Chase.

Optimism rules

We promised that the next blog post would be in a positive vein, and as we look forward to the premier Irish yearling sale at Goffs next week, with the weather forecast to be balmy and the yearlings i ..

Stud farm life is a rollercoaster

Is there ever a good time to write a breeding season blog post? Maybe in the short days of January, before mares start foaling and we get busy lining mares up for covering? Or maybe in mid-February, w ..

Looking back, looking forward

In the bloodstock world, everything revolves around the breeding season. After all, that's the period of production: foals are born, mares go back in foal and so the cycle continues.

Christmas Greetings

Warm Christmas greetings to all who've crossed our path this year, whether clients, suppliers or friends, from Dermot, Meta, Ian and all the team at Tinnakill House. Go n'eirigh an bothar libh.

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.

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.

“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 ..