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Jim with Chicadoro and her handler Amber after the Listed Pretty Polly Stakes May 2016 where she came 2ndJim with Chicadoro and her handler Amber after the Listed Pretty Polly Stakes May 2016 where she came 2ndJames (Jim) Atkinson and Marta Ortega formed James Ortega Bloodstock Ltd in June 2014 to manage their horse racing and breeding operations and in January 2015 Jim left the health care industry where he had worked for 34 years to focus on running the company.

We aim to develop and sustain a commercially viable thoroughbred racing and breeding operation that is capable of competing at the highest levels throughout the horse racing and breeding world and, on occasion, being successful!Marta & ChicadoroMarta & Chicadoro

James Ortega Bloodstock Ltd currently owns three thoroughbred broodmares of which two are based at Manor House Farm Stud near Tring, Hertfordshire in the UK and one at Haras Du Logis near Trun, Normandy in France. As of 21 March 2024 65 horses have been bred (59 of racing age) by James Ortega Bloodstock of which 46 have run and 24 have won for a winners to runners ratio of 52%. The average official rating of these runners (where rated) is 79 and there are 7 who have gained black type for a black type to runners percentage of 15%.

The current broodmares are Going For Gold, who was purchased in 2011, Rocadora whose dam was Group 3 winner Birthstone and Moonlight Frolic whose dam was Chicita Banana. This year "Goldie" has foaled a Lope Y Fernandez filly whilst Rocadora is due to Bated Breath late April. Moonlight had a colt foal to Territories but unfortunately he passed at 8 days old. Such is this game in terms of ups and downs.

We take great pride with our partners in looking after all our horses to the highest standards to help them live happy and healthy lives!


Broodmares at Manor House Farm StudBroodmares at Manor House Farm Stud






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