Far Westfield Farm Autumn Update

Posted on Nov 17, 2017

The farm has enjoyed a very busy spring and summer. With the addition of our new purpose built foaling unit we have enjoyed a busy stud season with almost 40 mares foaled on the farm. Many of them have stayed on as full-time boarders and it has allowed us to broaden our horizons as a stud and successful facility for foaling/ walk outs, with clients as local as from here in Warwickshire and as far flung as Spain and USA! Under the watchful and experienced guidance of Bill Lloyd, who is now our resident stud manager, it has been a fun and interesting transition for the farm which we hope to continue and nurture in the future. This Spring has also seen another addition to the Far Westfield family with the birth of Catalina in March and we hope to see her helping out on the yard soon along with her brother and sister! Over the summer months our staff have been working amazingly hard to keep the farm looking great and we have added some new features including a new superb all-weather surface for the gallop and we are also working on the installation of a new walker which will be hugely beneficial during the busy winter months. With the flat season now ending and the night’s drawing in it can only mean one thing… breaking season! With our busiest time of year now upon us we would like to update you all on the farm’s progress over the past few months. A big achievement that we are all delighted with is the running of Capla Temptress in the Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf Gr 1. Jamie bought her at the Goffs Orby yearling sale for just €26,000 in 2016 and she has proven to be a marvellous bargain. This international Grade 1 winner was backed and ridden away right here at Far Westfield Farm before starting her winning career with Marco Botti. She won the Grade 1 Natalma Stakes for Marco and owners, Team Valor, at Woodbine Racetrack in Canada before she headed to the Breeders Cup in Del Mar this autumn. She ran a very respectable race there to finish 7th and will now be returning to the UK to continue her training.  She is definitely a horse to follow and we look forward to supporting this great filly in all her future endeavours, we wish good luck to her and all her connections! We are very lucky that with the great support we receive from our trainers and owners, we are able to have increased our facilities to accommodate more horses. This also means that we have been busy fencing all new paddocks to allow the horses to enjoy some down time with the sun on their backs. The team are in full swing now getting all the yearlings backed and ridden away for the best education and start in life. If you would like to enquire about any of our services, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. As always, please visit our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for regular pictures and updates. We are looking forward to continued progress on the farm and more busy and successful times ahead.


ZAITANA wins in Deauville for Al Shira’aa Farms

Posted on Dec 30, 2016

A fantastic result for one of our graduates. 2 year old ZAITANA (Zoffany x Jabroot) wins on only her second start. Zaitana trained by Rod Collet and owned by Al Shira’aa Farms, beat 15 other runners coming from the back in the Prix de la Perdriere at Deauville yesterday. The filly was backed and started here at Far Westfield Farm last season before continuing her training with Rod Collet. A huge congratulations to all connections and may the new year bring even more success.  


Breeder’s Cup Winner

Posted on Nov 9, 2016

Well it’s been quite a busy few months for Jamie Lloyd Bloodstock and Far Westfield Farm. Both entities have been busy at the sales across Europe since the season kicked off at Goffs UK in August. Jamie attended the Goffs UK sale followed Tattersalls Ireland, Goffs, The Arq Sale, Tattersalls Book 1 to 3 and finally the Tattersalls HIT sale. Jamie purchased 10 yearlings for Marco Botti over this period and several Horses in training or other clients. One more notable purchase was that of Spain Burg for €1.5000.000 at the Arq sale and Chantilly for American Owner Dean Reeves.                                    Jamie with Dean Reeves and Freddy Powell of Arqana Sales The farm enjoyed a great deal of new business the Autumn from Newmarket trainers Charlie Fellows, Stuart Williams, George Peckham and Henry Spiller. As well as continued support from Marco Botti, Al Shira’aa racing and Promenade Bloodstock.                     Fillies out of training enjoying the mild autumn at the farm Jamie has been spending time in Doha restructuring a large breeding and racing operation based there in his role as Racing/Bloodstock manager of Promenade Bloodstock Ltd. This is a very exciting venture that Jamie is very proud to be associated with, please keep tuned for updates.                 Obviously storming home in the Breeders Cup Turf Sprint Gr.I The autumn was topped off with Jamie purchasing his first Breeders Cup winner, as Obviously took the Turf Sprint Gr.I. Obviously was purchased in partnership with Craig Rounsefell of Boomer Bloodstock for his farther in Law and then trainer Mike Mitchel. Following Mike’s death, the horse was continued to be trained to perfection by his Assistant Phil D’Amato. Phil entered Obviously in the Breeders Cup for the 5th successive year, however he shortened up the 2 x Gr. I winning miler to 6.5 furlongs on Santa Anita’s famed downhill turf course and got the big win. It was very much a family victory and our congratulation go out to all.


29th Book 1 Bonus Winner Raven’s Lady Collects £36,770

Posted on Sep 23, 2016

RAVEN’S LADY (GB) Ch. F. Raven’s Pass x Pivotal Lady Sold for:38,000 guineas Purchaser: Jamie Lloyd Sale: October Yearling Sale Book 1 19/09/16 EBF Maiden Fillies’ Stakes, Kempton The Marco Botti trained RAVEN’S LADY became the 29th winner of a £25,000 Tattersalls October Book 1 Bonus with an emphatic victory in the British Stallion Studs Maiden Fillies’ Stakes at Kempton. Purchased for 38,000 guineas by Jamie Lloyd on behalf of owners Heart of the South Racing and Partner, the daughter of RAVEN’S PASS won a total of £36,770 for her maiden win.Speaking after the race, John Penny of Heart of the South Racing enthused;“RAVEN’S LADY only cost 38,000 guineas at Book 1, she has just won almost £37,000 for winning her maiden and we think she could well be Group or Listed class. What a great scheme – we will be back looking for more Book 1 Bonus winners for Heart of the South Racing this year!”Out of the PIVOTAL mare PIVOTAL LADY, RAVEN’S LADY was consigned by Houghton Bloodstock who have ten yearlings catalogued for Book 1 of the forthcoming Tattersalls October Yearling Sale which takes place October 4th – 6th.


Far Westfield Farm Summer Update

Posted on Sep 20, 2016

Far Westfield Farm Summer Update With summer nearly over and the sale season starting, all the staff at Far Westfield Farm has been very busy all summer to make sure everything is in place for this years yearlings. Improvements to the farm include new stables being installed allowing us to provide even more excellent care from excellent facilities. All of the surfaces have been maintained including new rails up our 4 furlong hill gallop and a new surface in a our lunging arena. All of the stables have had a new lick of paint and new storage for all of the various lawn mowers has gone up! A very new and exciting year lies ahead of us this year as we welcome our 14 resident broodmares that will be foaling with us here at the farm under the watchful eye of Bill Lloyd who is our new stud manager and has joined us from Lavington Stud. There will be regular updates and pictures to follow! Over the next few weeks, keep an eye out for our new yearlings coming in and website updates including a staff page. If you have not seen we are now on Facebook as well as Instagram and Twitter! Follow the links to keep up with our updates on social media. Jamie and Roz will be attending all of the sales in England and Ireland so feel free to speak to them about our facilities and services that we offer here at Far Westfield Farm.  


Obviously just denied in the Arcadia Gr.II

Posted on Feb 15, 2016

Our old war horse is still going strong, he set blistering fractions to just be denied a win in this prestigious turf event on the Santa Anita lawn. Ridden by H.O.F jockey Mike Smith for trainer Phil D’Amato the now 8yo son of Choisir took his earnings in excess if $1.5 Million. Obviously was purchased by Jamie at the Tattersalls Horses in Training sales from trainer Peter Fahey.


Semra wins in style

Posted on Feb 5, 2016

SEMRA wins at Chelmsford Racecourse last night in stylish fashion under Daniel Muscutt. Trained my Marco Botti for Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, the 3yo daughter of Candy Ride was making her second start, following up on her promising debut. She was purchased by Jamie at the Gorsebridge Breeze-Up sale last year and looks to have a bright future. She was consigned by Grove Stud, a top class supplier of quality Breeze-Up horses every year.


A Winter Update

Posted on Jan 18, 2016

Firstly our apologies for not keeping our wonderful new site properly updated, with the beginning of 2016 that is all set to change. As any of you who know us will attest it has certainly been a busy few months here at the farm. This is always notoriously our busy period, we have had somewhere close to 100 horses come through the farm already this winter. We have been overwhelmed by the continued support of our existing clients and thrilled to welcome so many new ones. There are exciting times ahead for the farm with our first draft of Breeze-Up horses being prepared for the sales. Roz will be running the consignment as Jamie will obviously be busy at the sales buying for his clients, looking for another Hero Look Gr.II. Roz plans to consign horses to both Tattersalls and Doncaster this spring, so feel free to contact her about them at any time at roz@jamielloyd.com.   There have been a steady flow of winners through the winter, too many to recap here but one highlight was farm graduate Rasikh winning at the international festival in Dohar for Marco Botti and Khalifa M AlAttiya  of Al Shaqaab racing. The 3yo son of Thewayyouare was ridden by Frankie Dettori and was purchased by Jamie at Doncaster for just 14k.


Hero Look wins the Italian 2000 Guineas Gr.lll

Posted on Apr 26, 2015

For the second year in a row Jamie has purchased the winner of the Italian classic. Hero Look followed up on last year’s success of Salford Secret, both purchased as 2yo’s from Doncaster. Hero Look a son of Loup De Vega had already won the Gran Criterium Gr.II as a juvenile.


Yeenaan wins again

Posted on Sep 20, 2014

Yeenaan wins again for Marco Botti and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum. The son of Rip Van Winkle was purchased at Arqana from Willie Browne’s Mocklershill Stables.


Obviously wins the Shoemaker Mile Gr.I

Posted on May 17, 2014

Obviously wins the Shoemaker Mile Gr.I for second year in a row. U.S. Superstar miler succsefully defended his title today whilst scorching the Santa Anita turf course in a time of 1:32.66 in the hands of “Smokin’ Joe Talamo. Congratulation to all the connections, Obviously was purchased from Peter Fahey at Tattersalls Horses in Training Sale.