Australian born, Newmarket based bloodstock agent Stuart Boman has been engaged by Ontrack Thoroughbreds to assist the company in its expanding European operations.
Ontrack Thoroughbreds managing director Grant Morgan confirmed that Boman will initially be co-hosting the upcoming Royal Ascot tour.
Boman will also play a role with Ontrack to identify potential European horses in training suitable for the Australian market.
“Stuart has an amazing resume and I feel he will be a tremendous asset for us,” said Grant Morgan.
“I have known Stuart for more than 25 years having worked with his father Ken Boman at Australian Associated Press.
“Stuart has an amazing knowledge of racing and breeding throughout the world and has a great eye for a horse.
“His contacts in Europe will prove to be a massive asset for us in both our bloodstock and racing tour divisions,” said Morgan.
Having originally cut his teeth working under Gai Waterhouse, Stuart went on to complete a law degree before completing the prestigious 'Darley Flying Start' programme sponsored by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed.
That was followed by a stint with John Messara's Arrowfeld Stud, before moving to the UK.
Boman is based in Newmarket with his English born wife Alice Lukey-Smith.
Since settling in Newmarket, Stuart and Alice developed the highly regarded publication ANZ Thoroughbred News and parent company Bloodstock Media. ANZ Bloodstock News was recently brought out by the prestigious UK racing media company Racing Post.
Stuart is an associate partner in Blandford Bloodstock and attends most of the world's leading thoroughbred sales. In recent years he has purchased yearlings in Australia for leading Warwick Farm trainer Bjorn Baker.
Morgan believes that Boman will add another dimension to what is already an outstanding Royal Ascot Tour.
“Stuart's primary role on our tour will be to host stud and stable visits at Newmarket and provide expert commentary for the group.
“I am very pleased to of secured Stuart for the tour and I know it will enhance the experience of all our guests,” said Morgan.