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.


James Luck

James has been shipping horses since leaving university nearly fifteen years ago.

He has worked on the past four Olympic Games and has extensive experience in organizing highly complex logistical moves on a large scale. James looks after all LG Bloodstock’s Middle Eastern shipments and all LG’s eventers and showjumpers.

James comes from a background in the Racing Industry having ridden in well over 100 races. James is married to Clare and has two young daughters, Molly and Willa.


Lucy Greayer

Following spells with Toby Balding and Mark Johnson, Lucy began shipping horses with the CBA in Newmarket nearly fourteen years ago. Lucy has organized shipments of some of the most high profile thoroughbreds including to and from the Breeders Cup, Canadian International and Japan Cup.

In addition, Lucy manages all the intra-European runners and runs our sales office in Newmarket whist attending all the major sales Worldwide.


James MacEwan

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 14 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.


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 20 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.


Tammie Pick

Tammie 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.


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.


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 and her experience both in general aviation and horse shipping is invaluable.


Tori Cannon

Tori has a thorough grounding in the Equine Industry having worked for Ed Sackville, Highclere Thoroughbrd Racing and comes to LG having been secretary to Ben Pauling for three seasons. An all round horsewoman, Tori has her own successful event horse as well as riding out racehorses every morning before work. We are delighted to welcome Tori to the LG Team and she will be mostly working on US and Middle Eastern Shipments as well as airport operations and sales.

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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 in partnership with Gulf Warehousing Company

          for LGCT DOHA 2015 and CHI AL SHAQAB DOHA 2016


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