I value and trust Allan’s judgement when buying horses in training and we have had a fair amount of success together with Alkaased the most spectacular example.
I have been impressed with how selective he is with an ability to pinpoint seemingly exposed horses with serious potential for improvement, which has given us much fun particularly with one of our holy grails namely the Ebor/Melbourne Cup adventure.
He brings an unusual mix of over 30 years experience of owning and breeding top class horses as well as having a reputation as a successful professional gambler and a reader of form over a number of years to the art of buying horses in training.Mr. Luca Cumani
I have had the pleasure of doing business with Allan Leonard for over 25 years. Our association has been built on trust, has been both fruitful and enjoyable. We have bought well bred fillies with good conformation.
These fillies must have real broodmare potential and some years none met the criteria. Often, we have put the mares in foal and sell them the following year.
We have bought the dams of many Group 1s and classic winners too including LYNDONVILLE, the dam of YEATS, winner of 7 Group 1s, SABAAH, the dam of DESERT KING, the winner of the Irish 2000 guineas, ROCK SALT, dam of TERMAGANT, and MOSAIQUE BLEUE dam of SUBTLE POWER amongst others.
We once bought a young mare in foal from the Aga Khan, ADARIYSA, who was in foal to the then unknown sire, UN DESPERADO. We kept the foal named him VENTANA CANYON and put him into training with Edward O’GRADY. He went on to win the ARKLE Trophy at the Cheltenham festival and was champion novice chaser of his yearMr. Phillip Myerscough
Co. Kildare, Ireland.
I have known and worked with Allan over a period of some 25 years, his superb knowledge of form has been an invaluable tool in assessing the purchase of horses that I had earmarked for my clients.
Furthermore, our collaboration over the years has allowed us to source top class racehorses for clients both in Europe and in the U.S.Mr. Michel Zerolo