Not bad for self confessed 'Small Breeder'
08 May 2014
We have been selling weanlings for Richard Craddock since 2008. Richard came to live in New Zealand in 2006 and started breeding from a few horses and has always kept most of his mares with us here at Brighthill. Richard purchased the dam of Tavistock, Upstage at the Bloomsbury dispersal sale, together with Worship who is a half sister to the dams of Tavistock and Precedence.
Sadly Upstage is no longer breeding, however Worship is safely in foal to Azamour!
Richard has always sold his progeny through the weanlings sale, and he has a pretty impressive track record....
Pins - Worship colt, called GOSPEL
Captain Rio – Ambiance filly, called AMBERIO
won 5, Listed winner and Group 1 placed 4th Breeders Stakes
Needed – Bible Class colt, called Business Class.
Volksraad – Worship colt, called GOLD ROCK
St Petersburg filly, called ROSE TATTOO won
O’Reilly – Secret Miss colt, unraced in Singapore
Excuse Needed – Bible Class colt, called MOVES LIKE JAGGER won
only start in NZ sold to HK
Patapan – Secret Miss filly, called
Tavistock – Light Mozart, called Amber Rayne
3rd Ruakaka 5F, $924, (3/1/13),
No Excuse Needed - Like Me Wild, called Marks (c. 9/10/2010)
Guillotine – Bible Class, called SLICE OF CLASS won GP4th
Richard has just the one entry this year, a very smart, correct, well produced Tavistock filly lot 60
, as picture above.
We have known Richard since his involvement with Brighthill Farm, and in passing I just asked for a brief summary of his involvement in the Northern Hemisphere - impressive reading...!
Started and ran Craddock Advertising
First client was Robert
Sangster who was a client for over 25 years
Bloomsbury Stud (30 years)
Coolmore Stud (6 years)
Gainsborough Stud UK and Gainsborough Farm USA (18 years)
Bloodstock Sales (12 years)
Irish National Stud (18 years)
Farms (5 years)
Shadwell (12 years)
Swettenham Stud (25
Tattersalls Bloodstock Sales (10 years)
Craddock Advertising was
the largest bloodstock advertising agency in Europe
turning over NZ$6 million
dollars per annum in the 1990s
Started and ran Hyperion
Promotions a statistical company for the Bloodstock
Industry with clients
"Before coming to NZ I had bred Stakes winners in Europe and
from a very limited number of mares."