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About Us

Sam Hoskins:

Sam Hoskins manages the Kennet Valley Thoroughbred Syndicates ( and the Hot To Trot Racing Club. Sam manages to keep a lot of interest in the breeding side and currently sells nominations for Overbury Stud, while also acting as an agent for DBS. His previous experience includes working for leading Owner/ Breeder the Niarchos Family and on leading stud farms in New Zealand (Windsor Park Stud) and America (Darby Dan Farm) having graduated from the Irish National Stud Thoroughbred Breeding Course beforehand. More recently, Sam is the youngest ever member of the TBA board and was Chairman of its Next Generation Committee in 2013 and 2014.

An avid form analyst, Sam won the much vaunted 2008/2009 Racing Post Tote Ten To Follow competition, and he will be trying to put his knowledge of the form book to good use when helping with the race planning for the Hot To Trot horses, and of course the Scoop6 Syndicate on the summer Saturdays!

Luke Lillingston:

Luke Lillingston is a leading international bloodstock agent and, with Kentucky-based Englishman Lincoln Collins, forms the European arm of the highly respected Kern/Lillingston Association bloodstock agency. They have helped many of their clients achieve considerable success at the highest level on many famous racecourses around the world. Examples of their proven ability to select young racehorses with star potential include;

Dual Royal Ascot winner Art Connoisseur, French 1,000 Guineas winner, Valentine Waltz. Multiple international Group 1 winner, Red Evie. Kentucky Group 1 winning 2yo, Square Eddie. Hong Kong Group 1 winning miler, Sunny Sing. Dubai Group 1 and Northern Dancer Stakes at Woodbine, Wigmore Hall.