International Bloodstock Agency

 

ABOUT US

Welcome to Charles Gordon-Watson Bloodstock, one of Europe’s leading bloodstock agencies and the source of phenomenal success for over 30 years.

Gordon-Watson has established himself as one of the world’s top yearling buyers, having already bought no less than ten Classic winners along with a further 57 triumphs in Group 1 races around the world. Added to this, Gordon-Watson has enjoyed exceptional success with mare and horses-in-training purchases.

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His knowledge of bloodstock and racing is second to none in the business. His client base ranges from royal families to the smallest of syndicates with Gordon-Watson always willing to share his expertise.  To view Charlie's CV -  Click here. Or the Charlie's Hong Kong CV - Click Here.

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“Charlie is a horseman with great knowledge.

We have had some great successes.”

SIR MICHAEL STOUTE - Ten Times Champion Trainer

Cursory Glance – Winner of the Moyglare Stakes (G1) and the Albany Stakes (G3,Royal Ascot) 2014

“His very pleasant, easy-going nature conceals the fact that he really puts in the time and effort for his clients. However, he also delivers the goods as well, and that’s what makes the difference.”

JOHN MAGNIER,

COOLMORE STUD

Al Shemali, winner of the Group 1 Dubai Duty Free and nearly £2million in prize money, 2010

“Charlie is extremely well informed and professional. He is totally honest and straightforward and most importantly we have had lots of success over the years.”

LUCA CUMANI,

Leading trainer

Royal Rebel, dual winner of the Ascot Gold Cup (G1), 2001-2

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THE TEAM

Charles Gordon-Watson

Will Douglass

Annika Wahlberg

Charlie Gordon-Watson Bloodstock is a world-renown bloodstock agency which has built up a reputation as a consistent source of top-quality bloodstock. To date, Charlie has bought 10 Classic winners and the winners of over 50 Group 1 races.

Among numerous career highlights for Charlie must be Kris Kin’s victory in British racing’s ‘blue-riband’ the Epsom Derby. Another flagship triumph for him was King’s Best’s win in the 2000 Guineas in 2000 while he has twice bought the winner of the world’s oldest Classic, the St Leger, with Snurge in 1990 and Kingston Hill in 2014.

Another shrewd purchase by Charlie was the remarkable Red Cadeaux, winner of the Group 1 Hong Kong Vase and runner-up in no less than three Melbourne Cups. Bought as a yearling for 55,000gns, he has earned almost £5,000,000 in prizemoney, making him the highest UK trained earning horse in Europe.

In addition to an impressive yearling purchase record, Charlie also has an exceptional mare purchase record, having bought the dams of world-class horses such as Dar Re Mi, Rewilding, Seville, Alexandrova, Magical Romance and War Command. He has also made many shrewd horses-in training buys, which include the winner of the Group 1 Hong Kong Derby (Brave Music) and Group 1 Golden Jubilee Stakes (Cape of Good Hope).

Charlie formed Charles Gordon-Watson Bloodstock in 1985. Prior to that he had stints working for leading owner Robert Sangster, as well as gaining experience working for a thoroughbred PR company and the thoroughbred publication Pacemaker. Having grown up on a stud farm, horses were always a passion for Charlie and he had the first of many race rides at the age of 14.

+44 (0) 7785 367927

Email: charles@thoroughbred.co.uk

Will has always been a passionate racing fan and has an extensive knowledge of the sport.  He joined Gordon-Watson Bloodstock in January 2010 and assists Charlie in all aspects of his work, as well as looking after a number of his own clients. Along with purchasing yearlings, Will has made a number of horses in training acquisitions notably dual Group 1 winner Peniaphobia, dual Royal Ascot scorer Simenon and Itorio, a top performer in Qatar.

Prior to joining Charlie, Will worked for Newmarket-based trainers Luca Cumani and Ed Dunlop and also enjoyed a stint with David Hayes in Australia. In addition, he gained valuable experience when working for New England Stud in Newmarket and for Windsor Park Stud in New Zealand.

+44 (0) 7979 693937

Email: will@thoroughbred.co.uk

 

Kris Kin – winner of the Epsom Derby (G1) 2003

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Charles Gordon-Watson Bloodstock

Sydmonton House,

Burghclere,

Newbury,

Berkshire,

RG20 9NJ.

Tel. Office +44 (0) 1635 276 180

Fax. +44 (0) 1635 278 738

Newmarket Office +44 (0) 1638 665 950

Newmarket Fax: + 44 (0) 1638 560 084

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