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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....

Weanling Sales
2008
Pins - Worship colt,   called GOSPEL won 4
Captain Rio – Ambiance filly, called AMBERIO won 5, Listed winner and Group 1 placed 4th Breeders Stakes
No Excuse Needed – Bible Class colt, called Business Class.

2009
Volksraad – Worship colt, called GOLD ROCK won 3
St Petersburg filly, called ROSE TATTOO won
O’Reilly – Secret Miss colt, unraced in Singapore

2010
No Excuse Needed – Bible Class colt, called MOVES LIKE JAGGER won only start in NZ sold to HK
Patapan – Secret Miss filly, called Zenouka

2011
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...!

1979 ­ 2010
Started and ran Craddock Advertising
First client was Robert Sangster who was a client for over 25 years
Other clients included:
Bloomsbury Stud (30 years)
Coolmore Stud  (6 years)
Darley (14 years)
Gainsborough Stud UK and Gainsborough Farm USA (18 years)
Goffs Bloodstock Sales  (12 years)
Irish National Stud (18 years)
Juddmonte Farms (5 years)
Shadwell (12 years)
Swettenham Stud (25 years)
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

1982 ­ 2001
Started and ran Hyperion Promotions a statistical company for the Bloodstock
Industry with clients worldwide

"Before coming to NZ I had bred Stakes winners in Europe and Australia all
from a very limited number of mares."