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Leo Powell is Editor of The Irish Field since its purchase by the Agricultural Trust in 2003. With an equine family background he was always likely to pursue a career with horses and joined Ballsbridge International Bloodstock Sales (later Tattersalls Ireland) on leaving school, starting in the pedigree department and advancing to the role of Bloodstock Manager. He left the company in 1988 and joined Goffs as National Hunt Manager, later filling roles as Sales Director and Marketing Director. Leo joined The Irish Field having previously written a breeding column for the paper and a racing column for the Irish Farmers Journal. He has served in many roles within the industry, including Naas Racecourse, the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association and many more. He has a myriad of interests that include sports of all kinds (a lifelong Manchester City fan), music, reading, book collecting, cinema, theatre and food.
Leo Powell takes a look at the pedigrees of the two recent Group 1 winners in South Africa, both on course to clash next time out
Leo Powell writes that Laurina is the outstanding runner in four generations or more in her family
Sunnyhill Stud's Doyen joins an exclusive group of stallions, responsible for Group/Grade 1 winners on the flat and over jumps, writes Leo Powell
Leo Powell looks at the family of the very first foal born by Yeomanstown Stud's El Kabeir
Some breathtaking performances were the order of the evening as Meydan hosted the second meeting of the 2019 Dubai World Cup Carnival