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Richard has over 30 years of experience in the horseracing industry. He initially worked for Sheikh Mohammed’s Darley operation and then Anthony Stroud, before setting up his own agency in August 2007.

Bloodstock agent Richard Venn

Richard Venn

Richard is a popular and highly respected figure who has a wide range of contacts within the world of racing. Over the years Richard has sourced and purchased a host of winners for a long list of influential owners and trainers. He has an outstanding knowledge of the form book and pedigrees, enabling him to pinpoint stars of the future.

 A list of major winners purchased by Richard can be viewed here.

Richard also has experience of finding top quality stallions and broodmares. Dubbed ‘Le Stallion Man’ by the French press, Richard is considered an expert in sourcing and managing Stallions around the World. Read his interview in the Racing Post.

Please look at our list of Stallion deals brokered by Richard.

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Richard Venn © Sabine Lösch

Richard is closely involved in the breeding industry and has excellent contacts with several professionally run studs all over the World. He is able to assist and give advice with the booking of mares into any European based stallion as well as obtaining the best stallion fees available. We have a list of nominations that Richard currently has available.
Richard was responsible for the planning and booking of Eurolink Artemis into Myboycharlie, resulting in Grade 1 Beverly D Stakes winner Euro Charline.  Richard was also responsible for buying the mare Salvation who subsequently produced the top class filly and multiple Group 1 winner Wonderful Tonight.

Richard is committed to finding more top class performers and provides a wide range of services essential to the bloodstock industry.  He can also help with boarding arrangements for travelling mares.

“I have worked with Richard for several years, he is nice, reliable, knowledgeable and I would recommend him.” – Pascal Noue (Haras de la Hetraie)
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I have enjoyed a successful association with Richard for nearly ten years. In that time his good judgment has bought me success in both owning and breeding. He has a good eye and sound judgement. He stays involved throughout purchase and ownership and provides invaluable expertise and experience.” -Nicholas J Hughes (owner)