experts in taxation and financial planning within the bloodstock industry

The answer to that question is pretty much everything, or as much or as little as you want us to, leaving you free to indulge your passion and enjoy the Sport of Kings without the headaches.
Top class professional advice and management is the key to a stress-free operation. Whether racing or breeding, we can take care of every detail of your operation – we have all the expertise, experience and contacts that you will ever need.
We can advise on, set up and manage an international portfolio of racing and breeding interests with the minimum of aggravation for you and in the most financially efficient structure. Whether you are long established or just starting out on your bloodstock adventure, whether it is for business or for pleasure, we can advise on the best structure for you.

Once decided, we can set up the structure that best suits your needs, from the simplest to the most complex. If necessary, we can arrange company formation; we can advise on general and bloodstock specific taxation and in particular the complex area of VAT considerations; we can manage your registration as a Racehorse Owner in the various racing jurisdictions; we can process registration of breeding stock with the breeding authorities and so on.
When set up, we can manage the day to day financial, taxation and accounting services for you, taking care of the processing of your affairs wherever they may be based. We can provide full on-going financial reporting and periodic summary financial statements to you or your other financial advisors as and when required.
We also advise on significant one-off sale or purchase transactions to ensure that they are concluded in the most tax efficient manner.

We also provide specific services in cross border VAT transactions as this is a particularly complex area in the bloodstock industry.
All services are provided in the strictest confidence and discretion is assured.
We can provide these services on a stand-alone basis or in conjunction with our bloodstock advisory services. We would be happy to discuss all possibilities with you.
Please feel free to contact to discuss without obligation.

Financial Services Team

Declan Murray B.Comm FCA Managing Director

Declan is a Commerce graduate of University College Dublin and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst and Young. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

Declan has a long association with BBA Ireland going back to 1990 and joined the company as Finance Director in 1999. He led and negotiated an MBO in 2000 and the acquisition and integration of competitor, Curragh Bloodstock Agency, in 2005. As well as general management, corporate finance and accounting expertise, Declan is recognised as one of Ireland’s foremost experts in taxation in the bloodstock industry.

Financial Services Team

Nicola Behan CPA Financial Controller

Nicola has been with BBA Ireland since 1994. She qualified as a member of Accounting Technicians Ireland in 1998 and as a Certified Public Accountant in 2001.

Nicola is responsible for and oversees the day to day running of the company’s financial function across all departments as well as providing accounting support to many overseas clients. Over the years she has developed expertise in cross border VAT transactions within the bloodstock industry.

Financial Services Team

Ines Malone Bloodstock & Administration

Ines Malone - Bloodstock Administration
Ines has a lifetime’s experience in the world of racing and breeding having joined the company in 1979.

Ines’s father was racehorse trainer Paddy Norris who trained the winner of both the Irish Grand National and The Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot among his many winners. Ines’s grandfather Frank Vickerman also had the distinction of owning Cottage Rake the winner of three Gold Cups when trained by Vincent O’Brien.

An avid race goer, she provides expert support to all departments and particularly to the Bloodstock Agents.

Financial Services Team

Martina O’Hora Accounts Executive

Martina joined the operation in 1981. Throughout this time she has developed a wide and varied knowledge of general accounting and is also fully involved in the day to day accounting function as well as providing accounting support to overseas clients.

BBA Ireland Limited
Kilwarden Lodge
Co Kildare
W91 T998

Tel: +353 (0)45 877001
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