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

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

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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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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Tori Cannon

Tori has a thorough grounding in the Equine Industry having worked for Ed Sackville, Highclere Thoroughbred Racing. Having been secretary to Ben Pauling for three seasons she joined LG in 2016. Tori handles the majority of our US shipments as well has running our Newmarket Sales office. An all-round horsewoman, Tori has her own successful event horse at home, as well as an ex racehorse who she takes hunting and ROR showing.

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Jess White

Jess is our newest member of the team based in Lambourn. She joined LG in the summer of 2018 after a spell as racing secretary to Neil King. Jess has taken over all our intra European work, from runners travelling abroad for racing, to mares and foals transport needs for coverings. She also a key member of the team when it comes to big events and travels to airports across Europe for hands on support in ground handling. Jess rides out every morning for a local trainer, and is often out beating with her cocker ‘Ella’.

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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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James Luck

James had been shipping horses since leaving university and after nearly 14yrs, working on various Olympic Games and organising highly complex logistical moves on a large scale, He and Lucy set up LG Bloodstock in 2010. With a young family James took the decision to take a step back from the intense nature of shipping horses and now lives in Sri Lanka with his family. He is still on the board of Directors and takes a keen interest in all that goes on and is on hand for big logistical moves.

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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
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Official shipping agents in partnership with Gulf Warehousing Company

          for LGCT DOHA 2015 and CHI AL SHAQAB DOHA 2016

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