He graduated in 1997 from the Royal Agricultural College, with an Honours Degree in International Agriculture and Equine Business management. The next year was spent in Kentucky with the sales company Fasig-Tipton. From there Alastair worked as bloodstock assistant to Classic winning trainer Mark Johnston, prior to joining Kern Lillingston.
Other experience was gained working a season for Darley Stud Management as a stud hand and in the racing office before he started college, as well as a stint on the editorial desk of the Racing Post. Six months were also spent in New Zealand working as a stud hand.
Alastair has an excellent knowledge of form, and an impressive understanding of the necessary credentials horses need to perform successfully in other countries. He has an excellent working relationship with trainers in the UK and Ireland, and an extensive range of contacts, and is well respected for his ability to source exciting prospects worldwide. During his time with Kern Lillingston he has purchased 19 Group 1 wins, 70 Group wins and the winners of over 100 Stakes races in: Hong Kong, Macau, England, Ireland, N. America, Canada, Germany, Australia, Italy, Turkey and the Czech Republic.
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