Managing Director – Boomer Bloodstock Pty. Ltd
President – Boomer Bloodstock Corp.
Craig’s passion with the racehorse and the thoroughbred industry started at a very early age and has culminated with him starting his own bloodstock agency, Boomer Bloodstock International, on returning to Australia in December 2008.
Prior to the commencement of Boomer Bloodstock International, Craig worked in the USA. He undertook an internship with Keeneland Association in Kentucky during 2007, taking in the September Yearling Sale, October race meet, November Breeding Stock Sale, January mixed sale and the inspections for the two year old breeze up sale. Following his time at Keeneland, he moved to California and worked as an Assistant to American Hall of Fame Trainer, Neil Drysdale for the 2008 racing season at Hollywood Park, Santa Anita and Del Mar racetracks.
In 2005, Craig was selected onto the prestigious Darley Flying Start International Student Program sponsored by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and spent the next two years working on racing and breeding operations throughout Ireland, England, America, Japan, Australia and Dubai. During this time, he also undertook work experience with William Inglis and Sons in Australia, BBA-Ireland, Charlie Gordon-Watson in the UK, Mike de Kock Racing Stable in Dubai and Darley Japan. Craig graduated from the Program in July 2007 in First Position.
In 2003 and 2004, Craig worked for Champion Australian horse trainer Gai Waterhouse as part of her team at all the major thoroughbred sales in Australia and New Zealand, working closely with renowned Australian thoroughbred judge George Smith. Following his graduation with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Queensland at the end of 2004, he moved to Sydney and worked full-time for the Gai Waterhouse Racing Stables.
In 2001, Craig spent twelve months in the UK working as a sports coach at The Duke of York’s Royal Military School in Kent. During the holidays throughout the year, he had the opportunity of working for John Oxx at his Curraghbeg Stables on the Curragh in Ireland.
In his earlier years, Craig spent the majority of his spare time with Terry Catip (long time foreman to legendary Australian trainer TJ Smith) on his horse property near Warwick, Queensland, learning as much as he could about the thoroughbred which laid the foundation for his future endeavours.
Craig has already built a very impressive CV but in more practical terms, a recent example of Craig’s expertise would be with the acquisition of Lady Sniper which he purchased for $20,000 at the 2014 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale. This decision was well rewarded with her exciting win in the $250,000 Inglis Sprint at Randwick on 12th December.
Boomer Bloodstock Pty. Ltd. is a member of the Federation of Bloodstock Agents Australia Ltd and is bound by a strict code of conduct and code of ethics.
We at Regal Bloodstock, are excited to have Craig on board with us to ensure that we are able to secure quality stock at the sales.