Breeding Superior Equine Athletes for Decades.

Home of Criterion, Comin Through, Pure Elation, Dame Giselle, Monaco Counsel & numerous other Champions

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 Champion Racehorses – Criterion, Monaco Consul, Comin’ Through, Pure Elation, Russian Revolution, Dame Giselle, In The Congo 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. 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 prior to commencing with Go Bloodstock.


Karen Browne


Karen joined Go Bloodstock in April 2019 to manage the bookkeeping. She ensures that the finances and administration run smoothly.
Prior to joining Go Bloodstock, Karen had worked in both small and large companies and has been responsible for all aspects Bookkeeping, Payroll and Human Resource Management throughout her career.
Karen has always had a keen interest in horses, having competed in various disciplines over the years, and is very passionate about the Racing and Thoroughbred industry.

Matt Vella

Matt Vella


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.


First Foal of the season – A Queen from a Princess

‘We begin how we intend to continue’.   Sir Owen and the Go Bloodstock team are thrilled to welcome our first foal of the 2022 breeding season – an EXCEED AND EXCEL filly ex top racemare DAME GISELLE who we raced and own with good friends China Horse Club. We were hotly anticipating the arrival…

Closure of Glenn Haven Racing on September 30th

It is with a sad heart that we write to inform you that training operations from Glenn Haven Racing will cease from September 30th. We would like to thank Matt Vella and all our staff for their wonderful contribution over the past few years and we are proud of the work they have done with…

A Speed Queen & Her Invincible Colt

Go Bloodstock Australia are proud to introduce our quality newborn I AM INVINCIBLE colt foal from speedster HEATHERLY. Only 10 days old – he has the strength and quality of both his Mum and Champion Dad. He is the style of foal we love to breed. Keep an eye out for his half-sister MISS GLENN…

2022 Golden Slipper Contenders