What we do

In August 2010, James Luck and Lucy Greayer founded Luck Greayer (LG) Bloodstock Shipping. With over thirty combined years in the Bloodstock Shipping Industry behind us, we felt that it was time to offer a new bespoke shipping service based around our core beliefs of service, quality and attention to detail.

Our clients need to know that whether they are looking to move a racehorse to the USA, a Shetland pony to the Middle East or an eventer to Brazil, that their horse will receive the best possible quality of care backed by a genuine 365 days a year service. With professional grooms that are second to none and a network of top agents worldwide, perhaps it comes as little surprise that so many people entrust their horses to our care.

Who we are

Our strength is our people. With over 70 years experience within the team, you can count on a level of service that is second to none.

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Lucy Greayer

DIRECTOR

Lucy began shipping horses with the CBA in Newmarket in 1998.She has organized shipments of some of the most high profile thoroughbreds including to and from the Breeders Cup, Canadian International and Japan Cup. As well as looking after these long haul runners, she also arranges short haul charters for runners travelling to Group 1 races across Europe. In addition, she looks after all the North American routes for clients, from eventers to ponies as well as thoroughbreds wishing to relocate. Lucy enjoys hunting her Connemara ‘Dave’ when work allows.

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James MacEwan

DIRECTOR

James began his long career with LEP Bloodstock before being appointed a Director at the CBA in Newmarket. James was subsequently approached to head up the Global Logistics for the Maktoum family and set up Janah Management Company of which he was Managing Director for 15 years. James’ previous experience includes arranging the Global Logistics for the 2005 World Endurance Championships in Dubai and the Al Maktoum Memorial Challenge in 2006. For nineteen years, James managed all the global runners in and out of Dubai. James looks after LG’s Middle Eastern Routes as well as our large Global logistical moves such as the Longines Global Champions Tour. He can also be found at all major Sales, from Keeneland to Goffs, on hand to help clients getting any purchases home. James is heavily involved in many country sports & hunts whenever possible.

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James Luck

DIRECTOR

A Founding Partner of LG with Lucy, James has been shipping horses for 25 years. From three Olympic Games to HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant, James has a wealth of experience in handling highly complex logistical moves on a large scale. Following a two-year period with his young family teaching in Sri Lanka, James is now back in the office and at the sales dealing with operations throughout the busiest periods of the year. A long time ago, he rode as a pretty moderate Amateur Jockey and still rides out in his home village of Lambourn on a regular basis. In another life, he had a burning desire to be on the West End Stage and holds a First-Class BA (Honours) Degree in Theatre, a Diploma in Teaching Performing Arts and he teaches LAMDA and Musical Theatre when time allows! He lives with his long-suffering wife, 2 daughters and an array of animals in The Valley of the Racehorse and is delighted to be back connecting with clients both old and new.

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Tammie Pick

Tammie joined LG with James MacEwan and runs our Newmarket office. She was PA to the Director of Racing at Newmarket Racecourse and joined James MacEwan at Janah Management on inception in 2000. Tammie was Transport Manager at Janah in charge of European and UAE horses. In addition, Tammie holds her Transport Managers Certificate of Competence and the Foundation Award in International Trade. Tammie looks after the minutiae of our Middle Eastern work as well as being James’ right hand when it comes to the big logistical events. Tammie has 2 horses at home who she competes locally.

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Ruth Bordiss

Ruth started her long career with horses as a groom to HRH The Princess Royal and subsequently moved into the racing as she wanted to go faster!
Several years as a travelling head girl, led to 25 years in horse transport driving horses all over Europe. Ruth holds her International Operators Licence and managed the office and ran operations for Lambourn Racehorse Transport(LRT) for many years. We are delighted that Ruth has joined the team and her wealth of experience in dealing with European Road Transport has proved invaluable in navigating the highly complicated challenges posed by Brexit.

In her spare time, Ruth is a professional cake maker (Bake-Off – watch out!) maker of glass ornaments and house renovator and supports Luton Town FC !. She lives in Aldbourne with her husband, John and springer spaniel, Miller and is warmly welcomed to the team at LG

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Kathryn Bowen-Jones

Hailing from Knoxville, Tennessee. Kathryn comes from an Eventing background. She has worked for Olympic Gold Medallist, Tom MacEwan, the New Zealand High Performance Team and Wayfarer Eventing. As well as a wealth of equine experience, Kathryn brings marketing and communication skills from her time with H-Power and running the hospitality for Keeneland Sales in Kentucky. In addition, Kathryn holds a BSc (Hons) Degree in International Equine Business Management from the RAU. Kathryn primarily works on running our day-to-day shipping to and from the USA as well as assisting at the sales and airport operations. Married in 2021, she and her husband, Roly, live in Aldbourne with their vocal Dachshund, Beans. In her spare time, Kathryn enjoys travelling and all things equestrian.

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Emily Fortescue-Hermans

Emily joins us from Brian Meehan Racing where she was assistant racing secretary and managed all the syndicates. Prior to her time at Manton, Emily worked for Sportsguide in PR and marketing. Emily holds a BA(Hons) degree in Business and Marketing from The Open University. She joins us in 2021 and works closely with Ruth on the European movements as well as airport operations and Newmarket Sales. In her spare time, Emily is an avid Formula 1 fan and is a closet plane spotter which makes her an ideal fit with the team here at LG!

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Tim Rolfe

Tim is our senior professional flying groom and brings unrivalled experience to the role. Having been involved with every World Championship and Olympic flight since 1988 he has flown the majority of Olympic gold medal winning horses for the past 25 years as well as virtually every breed of horse to every conceivable destination. Tim is an assessor for the NPTC/City and Guilds grooms program and is a vital and important member of our team.

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Brian Taylor Jr

One of the most experienced flying grooms in the World, Brian is the son of Derby winning jockey Brian Taylor. Too tall to be a jockey(!) Brian started out in Stud Work in Newmarket before progressing into the world of flying horses. Brian has accompanied some of the top racehorses around the world and is very often in demand by leading trainers and owners.

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Kim Rolfe

Kim is a fully qualified aircraft loadmaster. Initially based with Air Canada Cargo then joining Cathay Pacific in London. Kim worked for Equitrans in Dubai and Janah Management Company in Newmarket handling operations in busy horse shipping offices. Kim now manages a large part of our ground operations as well as managing quarantines in foreign locations for competing horses.

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Sales Representation

Luck Greayer is based at Tattersalls, Newmarket in Office 17 at Park Paddocks. We offer a full service from “fall of hammer” that includes wind testing, provision of tack and moving horses out to stabling prior to export or to the European destination. Tori runs our office in Newmarket during the sales. In addition, James MacEwan also attends Goffs and Keeneland to assist our clients that are purchasing overseas.

Noteable passengers

At LG, all our passengers travel first class. Here are a few of them, though, that have hit the headlines.

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What they say

With Luck Greayer Bloodstock Shipping, we know that the welfare and care of our horses is paramount. It is important for us to employ the services of a “one stop” shipping and logistical agent to ensure that our horses are transported by air and road to the highest possible standard and in this regard we always use LG.

Isobel Peter Hoblyn, Director Al Asayl Bloodstock

Our horses always arrive in the very best of condition from Europe and James always endeavours to get them on the first available flight using the most stress-free route possible. We are always kept up to date and informed throughout every step of the journey.

Leslie Law OBE, Miami, Florida. Olympic Three Day Eventing Gold Medallist Athens 2004.
Trainer to US Eventing Team

Throughout the process, the whole team at LG were highly professional and ensured that all equine participants and equipment arrived on time at Windsor.

Simon Brooks Ward CVO, OBE, TD Producer and Director, HM The Queens Diamond Jubilee Pageant

We use Luck Greayer in the movement of our overseas Thoroughbred runners around the World. This includes flying in and out of the USA and Japan, short haul charters and European Movements by road. They operate to the very highest standards of care and professionalism.

John Gosden, Champion Trainer, UK

We simply would not entrust the care of our horses to anyone else.

Ryan Jones, Manager Al Muawd Stud, Riyadh and trainer to HE King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

I would like to take the opportunity to thank you and your staff for making Toki’s journey to the US stress free for both me and him. You provided a brilliant service and most of all peace of mind for me.

Maria Lavery, Maryland, USA

I would like to thank you and your fantastic team for getting Cullintra King and I home safely. I cannot speak highly enough of Brian…He is fantastic. I truly cannot speak highly enough of LG – Thank you for all your help and support.

Kaylee MacDonald, Connectcut, USA

We have used Luck Greayer for many years now in the movement of our horses around the World. Their professionalism, care and standard of staff are second to none.

Alexandra Newman, Manager Al Shahania Stud, Qatar

From fall of hammer at the sales to arrival in the USA,
I know that everything will be taken care of by LG. Always the highest levels of communication and care.

Alastair Donald, Sackville Donald Bloodstock Agents, UK

Official Shipping Agents, The Saudi Cup, 2020, 2021

Official Shipping Agents, Bahrain International Races

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Official shipping agents in partnership with Gulf Warehousing Company

for LGCT DOHA 2015 and CHI AL SHAQAB DOHA 2016

Official Agents 2021-2023

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