DURING a busy Australian yearling sales season when interest in Aussie bred stock comes from around the world, few buyers can claim to be a genuinely influential force at auction time.
James Harron can.
For a young man of just 30 years of age Harron has made a significant impact on Australian breeding and racing in a short time. Harron started his bloodstock business, James Harron Bloodstock, after gaining experience with Coolmore Stud in yearling preparations, and Gai Waterhouse as bloodstock assistant, and now buys thoroughbreds of all ages for clients around the globe.
Some of his triumphs include the yearling purchase and subsequent stallion sale of glamour colts Foxwedge and Vancouver, the stallion sale of Golden Slipper winner Pierro, and the purchase of Group 1 winners Pornichet, Sweet Idea, and Shamal Wind.
Recently, Harron has linked his business with Peter and Paul Snowden and has his star colt Capitalist a raging favourite for the Magic Millions 2yo Classic on the Gold Coast on January 9.
G1X's Richard Callander caught up with Harron at Randwick track work last week to discuss the upcoming sales season, the Magic Millions sales, and the first season stallions that he expects to make waves in 2016.