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Begun as a side job to a writing career, Clancy Bloodstock has grown to include the purchases of champions in steeplechasing and graded stakes winners on the flat.

In 2023, Awakened, Cool Jet, Welshman, Cracker Factory and Eons added more stakes wins. The latter added his sixth career stakes win. Graduates won races from Saratoga to Salisbury, Callaway to Kentucky Downs, Bath to Block House.

In 2022, Awakened and Cool Jet flew the flag for Riverdee while Welshman established himself as a top novice. Old standby Eons led the flat exploits with another productive turf campaign. Luna Fortis won Grade 2 and Grade 3 stakes.

In 2021, Clancy Bloodstock was responsible for 33 wins, including five stakes (two Group 3) from Kempton to Colonial, Norway to New York. Eve Lodge won a Group 3 at Kempton.

In Covid-reduced 2020, Eesha My Flower and Jeanie B became stakes class while Douglas Road and Lemonade Thursday won over hurdles and Gibralfaro continued to ply his trade at the top of the sport.

In 2019, City Dreamer (purchased for £40,000) won the $100,000 Marcellus Frost Novice Stakes at the Iroquois and Gibralfaro (£28,000) won the $100,000 Queen’s Cup Stakes and the Grade 2 Zeke Ferguson Stakes. Eons, purchased as a yearling at Keeneland, won four in a row, including the Grade 3 Kent Stakes. Gotham Gala, purchased as a yearling, won an allowance race at Keeneland and a listed stakes at Delaware Park.

In 2018, Gibralfaro won a feature at Block House and hit the board in three stakes, earning $77,250. Plucked from a trip to Cheltenham, New Member banked $94,500. Elucidation, Super Saturday, Top Man Michael and Ocean Ready contributed to Irv Naylor’s year-end tally.

In 2017, recruits included Grand National winner Mr. Hot Stuff, Sport of Kings maiden winner Whitman’s Poetry, Keeneland-placed Douglas Road and top juvenile Down Royal.

In 2015, graduates won the Grade 1 Colonial Cup, Grade 1 Grand National, Pennsylvania Hunt Cup, Temple Gwathmey, Raymond G. Woolfe, Peapack, Harry E. Harris, Mason Houghland, National Sporting Library Cup while earning over $600,000 collectively. In a sport that offered $5.8 million, Clancy Bloodstock graduates earned over 10 percent of the purses.

Our success has been going on for years – ever since Sean retired from riding races. Good Night Shirt won two championships, Bubble Economy won two timber championship, Thor Thors won a timber championship. At the 2013 Iroquois Steeplechase, the best meet of the spring, we produced 12 runners and swept four of the eight races, including three stakes. At Far Hills 2012, steeplechasing’s best meet, we were responsible for 20 percent of the runners, including Gladstone winner Top Man Michael and Grand National-third Royal Bonsai.

It runs in the family – Joe Clancy (Sean’s dad) purchased Maryland Hunt Cup winner Buck Jakes, Federico Tesio winner Fourmatt and two-time Iroquois winner Owhata Chief. Joe Clancy Jr. (Sean’s brother) is good at it too, purchasing multiple stakes winner Decoy Daddy for leading owner Irv Naylor in his first and only endeavor into the bloodstock world.

We look for horses in America and overseas and buy horses privately as well as at public auctions including Keeneland, Goffs, Tattersalls and Fasig-Tipton.

Purchases include top class runners Jeanie B, Eons, Gotham Gala, Sosua, Luna Fortis, Mr. Hot Stuff, Eve Lodge, Lemonade Thursday, Queens Empire, Senor Seville, Twenty Years On, Include It, Lonely Weekend, Elucidation, Ghostlighter, Welshman, State Of Affair, Withoutdestination, New Member, Douglas Road, Dark Gemini, Down Royal, Valdez, Address Unknown, Rudyard K, Share Out, Apse, Well Fashioned, Dictina’s Boy, Rare Bush, Corruption, Dancewel, Worried Man, Hope For Us All, Mark The Shark, Witor, Thor Thors, Rescigno, Dynability, Bunt, Organisateur, Vain Vixen, Quiet Approval, Almarmooq, Extra Check, Dax, Super Saturday, Hooded, Prime Prospector, Brave Prospect, Gimme Five, Yellow Mountain, Hooping, Aheadofthecurve, Certain Swagger, Catch The Blues, Jack Frost, Boogie Feva, Bishop’s Castle, Naturally Won, Motivational, Sharp Numbers, Wild Dynaformer, Whitman’s Poetry, Top Man Michael, Mythmaker, Eriugena…

Eve Lodge

Eve Lodge

Purchased privately as a 2-year-old, the sweet-moving filly took Mathis Stable to Royal Ascot and subsequently won the Group 3 Sirenia stakes at Kempton Park. Retired in 2022 and bred to Triple Crown winner Justify, she fetched $663,207 at Tattersalls December Mares Sale in 2023.


Eons racing

Purchased as a yearling, the son of Giant’s Causeway has tallied eight times over five seasons. The Kentucky-bred owns six stakes wins, including the Grade 3 Kent Stakes. He’s earned over $700,000 in his career.

Good Night Shirt

Good Night Shirt jumping

The chestnut champion earned two Eclipse Awards, won 11 stakes, smashed the single-season earnings mark he set in 2007 when winning five Grade I stakes from five starts in 2008. The Maryland-bred boasted eight Grade I victories, including the American Grand National, Iroquois (twice), Georgia Cup, Lonesome Glory (twice) and … Read More

Eagle Poise


Purchased from breeder Juddmonte Farm in 2010, son of Empire Maker campaigned for Riverdee Stable and Graham Motion, taking the Grade 3 Valedictory at Woodbine in 2011 and finishing second, beaten a nose, in the Grade 2 San Juan Capistrano at Santa Anita. In 2013, Eagle Poise finished second in … Read More


Dawalan 1

Purchased privately in England for leading steeplechase owner Irv Naylor in May, 2015, the French-bred half-brother to Breeders’ Cup Turf winner Daylami won the Grade 1 Grand National at Far Hills in October, 2015 and returend to win the Grade 1 Colonial Cup, clinching the Lonesome Glory trophy as the … Read More

Mr. Hot Stuff

Mr Hot Stuff leads over last in Frost 1

Arguably, the prettiest horse we’ve ever sold, Mr. Hot Stuff danced on the Triple Crown Trail for WinStar Farm before being purchased for Gill Johnston and Jack Fisher for a new career over fences. The full-brother to Travers winner Colonel John won two of his first four starts on the … Read More

Guts for Garters

Purchased in 2011 with one goal in mind – the greatest timber race in the world, the Maryland Hunt Cup. Mission Accomplished. Owned by Stewart Strawbridge, trained by Sanna Neilson and ridden by Jody Petty, Guts For Garters won the 2014 Maryland Hunt Cup by a nose over Imperial Way. … Read More


Purchased at Tattersalls in 2010, son of Dynaformer won twice over hurdles and found his niche over timber in 2014, dominating the Middleburg Hunt Cup and Mason Houghland timber stakes for Armata Stable and trainer Alicia Murphy. In spring, 2015, he won three of four starts, including another Houghland romp.

Bubble Economy

Purchased from Klaravich Stable and trainer Rick Violette, the son of Rakeen became a major force on the timber scene, earning championships and over $400,000 during his lengthy jump career. He won two stakes in seven days in 2010, cracking the top 20 of all time leading earners. He led … Read More

Left Unsaid

Purchased from Hall of Famer Bobby Frankel, son of Dynaformer transferred his ability to hurdle racing, becoming champion novice in 2009 for The Fields Stable and trainer Tom Voss. He captured stakes at Saratoga and Far Hills.