Testimonials

"Alastair and Ed are a pleasure to work with. They are true professionals and honest in their dealings, and I will not hesitate to use their services, as I have done in the past."
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Luca Cumani
Dual Derby winning trainer
"At Hillwood Stud we have a close working relationship with Ed and Alastair of SackvilleDonald. Their management of horses-in-training, broodmares and young stock is exemplary. They are very professional and honest to deal with and always do the best for their clients. "
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Charlie Vigors
Hillwood Stud
"Starting up as a trainer I wanted to use agents that would give me instant success. With SackvilleDonald's track record of buying yearlings they were the obvious team to use."
Ed Walker
Ed Walker
Group winning trainer
"For the last few years SackvilleDonald have brought me some really lovely horses. Their commitment, work ethic and knowledge is exceptional and I have no doubt in saying that I will be using them for many years to come."
Tom Dascombe
Tom Dascombe
Classic winning trainer
“I have been using the services of SackvilleDonald since the company was formed in 2011. Since then, year in year out, we have enjoyed tremendous success together in the sales ring with our foal purchases. Between them Ed and Alastair have a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the racing and bloodstock industry. I find them both a pleasure to work with.”
Ed Player
Edward Player
Whatton Manor Stud
“I have been lucky enough to have worked closely with Alastair. He has very successfully bought a number of older horses and yearlings for my clients. He is one of the best judges of a proven horse, and I rate his opinion highly when I am selling or buying a horse.”
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Andrew Balding
Classic winning trainer
"Ed has the unique combination of international experience, knowledge of horses and market savy. Three Chimneys Farm has benefitted immensely in the past by our relationship with Ed as our English Representative. Ed led our first Three Chimneys consignment at the 2010 Tattersalls December Sales to a very successful result and has helped us not only build new relationships overseas, but also strengthen existing ones."
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Case Clay
Three Chimneys Farm, North America
“I have worked with Alastair for over 10 years in purchasing horses from Europe, and in that time he has helped me to purchase the winners of 14 Group 1 & 27 Group races. He is extremely easy, efficient and trustworthy to work with.”
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John Moore
Champion trainer, Hong Kong
"I have worked with SackvilleDonald for over five years now. They are a highly professional bloodstock agency whose results speak for themselves. Ed and Alastair have both bought and sold plenty of horses for me and every time it is transparent and effortless
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Michael Owen
Racehorse Owner and International Football Legend
“I have found Alastair to be an outstanding judge of horses, he is also great at knowing their form, an excellent horseman and a totally honest and very nice person with it. The horses that Alastair has bought for me, have an outstanding record: every single one has gone on to win after I bought it and an unbelievable 62.5% have gone on to be Group winners, Group placed, or listed winners. Including the outstanding double Gr1 winning mare ODELIZ. Alastair is quite simply the best judge of horses in training!”
Barbara Keller
Barbara Keller
International owner
“SackvilleDonald are extremely professional to work with at the sales, they make the job of selecting yearlings much easier for me. The results have showed this, the first yearling Alastair bought for me , was Champion 2yr old filly Chriselliam, who cost just 40,000gns. This has been followed up with Group winners bought each year for me”
Charlie Hills
Charlie Hills
Classic winning trainer
"Ed has always been very good and very helpful in everything we have done together. From assisting me source stallion prospect Wootton Bassett and closing the deal on him, to buying a trading mare or foal or even a more long term breeding prospect. Ed is always very professional and an excellent judge of a horse. If I can't attend a sale, I know he will give me great advice, as if he were spending his own money. I always work with Ed with great confidence."
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Nicolas de Chambure
Haras d'Etreham
"A dynamic young bloodstock agency that sources winners of premier races at the most glamorous meetings across the world."
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The Racing Post
“SackvilleDonald make the process of buying and selling horses a joy. They thoroughly deserve their reputation as the leaders of their generation.”
Hugo Palmer
Hugo Palmer
Trainer