Delta Dancer 17 filly at 3 days old by Captain of All

Awesomeness bred in The Alado Project wins first time out with Anton Marcus

Megaspiel by Singspiel shows off her War Command filly

SecretPlan wins for Hintlesham Racing

David concentrating on the auctioneer

Hintlesham Racing Team on course with a win

I Have no Time by Refuse to Bend double Gr1 winner and Kazakhstan Champion bought by AllanBloodlines



David at the Launch of Fencing Master



Silk Road wins his second in two starts


Dazz Al dazzles for the second time


Silk Road's second win in two starts

Free as a Bird very perky after winning - see article for connections

Whale Cove wins for Owner Breeder Trainer Vaughan Marshall at Kenilworth and for her sire Alado


Yearling colt by Doctor Dino ex Desarmante sold at Osarus, Bordeaux for 42,000

Archina - by Arch out of Cross Your Fingers by Woodman - first purchased in utero by Allan for a client - then purchased at 2012 July Sales by Allan again as a winning 3 year old



David with Salonga after she won for Hintlesham Thoroughbreds at 3


Cross Your Fingers, dam of May '12 winner Archina, shortly after purchase by Allan Bloodlines at Keeneland


ELUSIVE FORT enjoying nhis paddock at Arc En Ciel

Tiger Dance



Maltese Falcon wins a 1600m maiden at Kenilworth in Hintlesham Racing colours



Tiger Dance filly 2010 ex Selika



Trainer Vaughan Marshall leads in the victorious Northern Conquest


Dazz Al holds off Aljawhara







THE LACEWORK KID wins at Kenilworth




Straight Bat Racing enjoys a winner



Great support for Vasco, a popular winner



Imperial Dice



Titus Two 2yo c wins for Hintlesham Thoroughbreds





Seven Veils Wins the Grand West Casino Handicap on J&B Met Day 30 the January 2010


Lanehaya's 2010 colt foal by the exiled but successful One Cool Cat at 2 months


Kimigaio bonds with her owner


Fly American led into the winners circle by members of Straight Bat Racing after an impressive victory in 1200m maiden at Kenilworth


Sunnydale and new National Emblem filly foal


First foal this season in South Africa Colt by Captain Al out of Random Call


FATHOM FIVE dashes home at the Epsom Spring Meeting April 2009


Titus Alone romps home at Kenilworth


Titus on a roll in Cape Town


Miss Kool Kat wins at Kenilworth carrying a foal


Cwm Rhondda winning one of her three at Yarmouth


Illustrating the shortage of economical proven stallions

14th Dec 2009

FATH, by Danzig, whose day in the sun in the colours of Sheikh Hamdan was when winning the Lennox Stakes (Gr.3) at Goodwood, stood for several years at Rathasker Stud until being sold to Western Australia.

The Allan Bloodlines team took a shine to some members of his first crop of yearlings and purchased two, paying €40,000 for one and €5,000 for another.  These both achieved ratings in excess of 100.  One is DON'T PANIC, winner of five races and Group and Listed placed and the other is FATHOM FIVE, also winner of five races and Listed and Shergar Cup placed.Both are still in training at the age of 5 rising 6.

Although David Allan does not pretend that Fath has set the world on fire, he has continuously advocated his stock as low cost, tough potential winners for buyers on a budget.  FATH's winners to horses 2006-9 (2 year olds) is 40%, well up the table, ahead of Bahamian Bounty whose stock have the same average Timeform rating as Fath's and a point behind Exceed and Excel.  For 3 year olds, the figure is 49%, level with Dansili and ahead of Galileo, also well up the table.  Of course, average Timeform Rating for the Fath stock is lower than those of Dansili and Galileo, but certainly not pro rata to purchase cost.

Allan has bought three other sons of FATH.  SUPER TUSCAN and ABU DERBY are both winners at 2 and 3 respectively.  VICTORY IDE SAY recently finished 3rd first time out from an impossible draw and looks useful.

Breeders in England and Ireland are quick to dismiss young, proven horses as moderate, switching to the untried with no racing data, only hope.  This is why there is a shortage of mid-range proven sires and why trainers on a budget are forced to punt on the unknown more often than they would wish.