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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 reports on a night dominated by horses from John Gosden's stables, and where Irish-trained horses won two Cartier awards
Trade at this year's Keeneland November Sale has fallen by more than $10 million reports Leo Powell
Leo Powell writes that Elegant Escape is the outstanding runner in his family for more than three generations
Verdana Blue is another star in the wings for Getaway, writes Leo Powell
Leo Powell has a look at the first-season sires who have sired double-digit numbers of winners in 2018