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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.


ON THE LEAD  puts his tremendous ability on display as he takes out Race 5 at Kembla Grange Racecourse today. Trained at Freedman Racing. Ridden by Tommy Berry. Purchased at the Magic Millions as a foal for $400k by Paul Moroney Bloodstock / Go Bloodstock Australia. Broken in at Glenn Haven Racing by Matt Vella…

Sir Owen was the driving force behind selecting Dashing Willoughby as a Cup contender this year

Prominent New Zealand owner Sir Owen Glenn has taken a majority share in English stayer Dashing Willoughby under his Go Bloodstock banner. The acquisition of the Royal Ascot winner was reported earlier this week, but Glenn – who has raced horses such as Group 1 winner Criterion, Monaco Consul and Comin’ Through in his yellow silks –…

DASHING WILLOUGHBY – Go Bloodstock’s Melbourne Cup contender

Sir Owen Glenn’s Go Bloodstock Australia has acquired a majority shareholding in exciting UK 4yo stayer DASHING WILLOUGHBY with their eyes set on the 2020 Melbourne Cup. A winner of both his starts this term for Andrew Balding including the Group 3 Henry II Stakes over the Melbourne Cup trip last time out – Go…