ARTHUR Dobell has joined Oliver St Lawrence Bloodstock to assist in all aspects of the agency and to further his career as a bloodstock agent.

He has a wealth of hands-on experience, having worked at some of the world’s most respected studs including Highclere Stud in Britain, Northern Farm in Japan, Arrowfield Stud in Australia, Haras Vacacion in Argentina and, most recently, as pupil assistant trainer to Ed Bethell in North Yorkshire.

St Lawrence said: “I’m delighted to welcome Arthur to OSL. He has impressed me with his knowledge, hard work and honest demeanour. Arthur will be concentrating on the sale of nominations over the coming months, which has become a busy part of our services. We traded 250 nominations in 85 different stallions for 175 purchasers, all on behalf of shareholders, this last covering season. Arthur will also be travelling abroad and looking after his own clients at the sales and privately.”