John joined BBA Ireland as a Director in 2000 on the buy out from BBA plc. Previously he was the BBA plc Irish representative. He attends all major European and American sales.

John has concentrated on the Asian markets of Japan, Korea and Hong Kong in recent years. He has been instrumental in bringing Korean buyers to Europe for the first time. Champions Hawk Wing and One Cool Cat were amongst the first stallions purchased for the Korean Racing Association (KRA) in deals brokered by John.  Both stallions will have runners in their new home in 2013.  He also arranged the sale of David Junior and Prix De L’Arc de Triomphe winner Bago to the Japan Racing Association (JRA).  John tours Japan and Korea on an annual basis.

In Ireland his stallion purchases have included champion National Hunt stallion Old Vic, and a long association with Rathbarry Stud has seen him buy both Namid and Robin Des Champs for the famed Cork stallion farm.

Recent broodmare purchases include: Wild Vintage – dam of Bullish Luck Champion Racehorse of Hong Kong, Musical Treat – dam of Finsceal Beo, dual Classic winner and Champion filly, Mennetou – dam of Obama Rule, and Kentucky Warbler – dam of Learn.

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