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Go Bloodstock Leadership


Sir Owen Glenn


To enter Sir Owen’s home, you are quickly taken by the water views, it’s truly amazing. But then your eyes quickly are captured by the shelves full of Group 1 trophies. Sir Owen has won by a unique blend of wisdom, determination and his passion to breed Superior Equine Athletes. This unique blend has led to numerous Group One winners – Criterion, Monaco Consul, Comin’ Through, Pure Elation, Russian Revolution and Second Coming among them.

Steve O'Connor

Steve O'Connor


A native Irishman, Steve O’Connor joined Go Bloodstock in November 2018. Steve is a 2013 graduate of the Darley Flying Start course, a course sponsored by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum of the UAE. Since its inception, the course has produced a multitude of young industry leaders. Prior to DFS, Steve had previously gained experience with leading farms and trainers in Ireland and the USA. In 2014 Steve worked with the progressive Australian stud Newgate Farm where his work varied from assistant stud manager to nomination sales and advertising. From 2015 – 2018, Steve worked for Randwick Bloodstock Agency in a sales role managing clients, bloodstock and sales on a daily basis.

Matt Vella

Matt Vella

Head Trainer

Matt has had a great introduction into the racing industry with a spectacular CV to back him, he’s broken in 3 Golden Slipper Winners and has the experience and dedication to achieve and produce the best allowing each individual horse to bring out it’s full athletic potential. When it comes to Matt, ‘actions speak louder than words’ and the results speak for themselves.


BLAZE A TRAIL – Son of CRITERION wins at Hawkesbury

BLAZE A TRAIL the son, first runner, and first winner of CRITERION’s progeny wins in impressive fashion at the Hawkesbury and shows potential in living up to the name of his sire. This horse has showed great ability and is an exciting prospect for the Go Bloodstock horse portfolio we look forward to BLAZE A…

Merchant Navy x Santuzza Filly Weanling at Coolmore

Our beautiful looking MERCHANT NAVY filly weanling from SANTUZZA homebred by Go Bloodstock. She will turn a yearling on August 1st. She is currently residing at Coolmore and receiving a lot of attention as the poster girl for MERCHANT NAVY showing her scope, strength and balance.   Another exciting weanling to add to the crop…

Bound To Win – Rosehill Gardens

Bound To Win has managed to win 4 races from 7 starts, On 30th May 2020 at Rosehill Gardens, Bound To Win scored her most significant win to date with the very capable Tommy Berry riding in the saddle. Bound To Win is a 3yo chestnut filly trained by Peter & Paul Snowden, who is…