Gary Woods

Bloodstock Agent

 

Gary Woods has an eye a for top class horse having spent a liftetime with these majestic animals.

 

Having grown up on a Stud Farm in Oxfordshire, where his father was Stallion Man for over 30 years. Gary spent his formative years assisting his father with the mares, foals & from an early age with the Stud's Champion Stallion.

 

While learning the finer details of the Horse Racing Industry first hand, Gary also studied at Witney College in Oxfordshire gaining a qualification in Equine Science & Thoroughbred Management followed by yearly stints in Dubai before returning permanently to the UK.   

 

Over the past 20 years he has developed a keen skill set within the industry, 2 years ago off the back of one sale to Australia, Empire International Bloodstock was born. 

 

Gary's passion for the sport knows no bounds & he looks forward to working with you. 

 

Telephone / WhatsApp : +44 (0) 7713 488 885 

Email: WoodsG@empireinternationalbloodstock.com

 

 

Calum Law 

International Specialist 

 

Calum Law has enjoyed a lifelong passion for Horse Racing within the UK specifically for 2 year olds & the indosycrasies of the Thoroughbred breed, in more recent times Calum has developed an interest for the International racing scene.  

 

This has led to a particularly strong affinity for the Australian Racing landscape since he attended the Melbourne Spring Carnival, "Being on track as the 24 runners rounded the final bend at Flemington in the 'Cup' still ranks as the best buzz i have had on a racecourse.  I have also attended the Sydney Carnival where i was again was blown away by the whole on course experience".

 

Calum's International endeavourse do not end in Australia as he has added to his CV a Breeders Cup, Arlington Million & racing in Hong Kong at Happy Valley. 

 

Email: LawC@empireinternationalbloodstock.com

 

CHrIs santos

South African Specialist / Jockey Agent 

 

Chris "Toffa" Santos fell in love with racing in his early teens. His first visit to Turffontein left him with the sound of hooves ringing through his head along with beautiful images of horses in full flight. It was from that day that he decided he needed to end up in the racing industry. Years of learning ensued and he has built up a significant knowledge of the South African racing industry.

 

The heroics of South Africa's triple crown hero Louis The King inspired Chris to dig further into the breeding world and it has become part of his life mission to scour pedigrees in search of equine brilliance.

 

Chris now books rides for a couple of South Africa's top jockeys and frequents his local tracks of the Vaal and his beloved Turffontein. He is never too far away from the pulse of South African racing and we are happy to have him as our South African guru.

 

Telephone / WhatsApp: +27 (0) 72 736 9410

Email: SantosC@empireinternationalbloodstock.com

 

 

Mark Slattery 

Australian Agent 

 

Mark Slattery has held a flame for the "Sport of Kings" from an early age reguarly attending UK race meetings at his then local track Salisbury.

 

In 2011 Mark made the life changing decision to emigrate to Australia, upon arrival down under he became a member of the Australian Turf Club.

 

A regular track side at the 4 metropolitan courses within New South Wale, Mark is also found at morning work at his local track the prestigious Royal Randwick.

 

In Mark's short time in Australia he has witnessed first hand the effect imports have had on Australian Racing, as a result he views European racing with this mind which makes him an invaluable member of Empire International Bloodstock.  

 

Telephone: +61 (0) 488 433 441

Email: SlatteryM@empireinternationalbloodstock.com

 

Paul Fisk  

Pupil Assistant 

 

Paul Fisk is the youngest member of Empire International Bloodstock but he possess the knowledge of a man twice his age specifically with regards to racing from the following jurisdictions; Australia, Japan & Hong Kong.

 

Paul's flame for Horse Racing was ignited by Sea The Stars & Frankel, which by anyones standards is more than a fair era of our wonderful sport for anyone to gain an interest.

 

Progressing from those European equine superstars came a love affair with Australian racing courtesy of Black Caviar & Atlantic Jewel, as a result he became aware of many ex-europeans now plying there trade down under & for several years now Paul sacrifices many hours of sleep to analyise the progress of those horses. 

 

As a result he has developed a knack of spotting European horses who will flourish in Australia.  

 

Email: FiskP@empireinternationalbloodstock.com

 

Contact Us

Empire International Bloodstock UK 

Ascot

 +44 (0) 7713 488 885
WoodsG@empireinternationalbloodstock.com

 

Lawc@empireinternationalbloodstock.com

Empire International Bloodstock

South Africa

Johannesburg 

+27 (0) 72 736 9410

SantosC@empireinternationalbloodstock.com

Empire International Bloodstock Australia

Sydney 

+61 (0) 488 433 441
SlatteryM@empireinternationalbloodstock.com

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