David Meah A former jockey in his native England, David Meah has worked under several of England and California’s top trainers as both an assistant trainer and work rider, including Sir Michael Stoute, James Fanshawe, Neil Drysdale, Doug O’Neill and, most recently, Richard Baltas. During his time with these trainers, David has ridden and worked with champions Golden Apples and Declan’s Moon, two-time GI Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile victor Goldencents, GI Breeders’ Cup Turf Mile winner Singletary and Hall of Famer Lava Man, among others. He formed Meah Bloodstock in 2014 and has already purchased over a dozen stakes winners, including Grade I victors Next Shares and Union Strike; MGSW & GISP Madame Dancealot; GSW & GISP Goodyearforroses; and graded winner Gas Station Sushi. Next Shares is David’s most recent success story. Purchased for just $190,000 at Keeneland November in 2017, the 5-year-old made over $900,000 under David and Richard Baltas’s care in 2018, topped by his victory in the $1 million GI Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland.
Jamie Lloyd A former graded stakes-winning trainer, Jamie Lloyd was based in Southern California for 11 years, training such stakes horses as Shermeen, Hucking Hot, Fantastic Pick, Katdogawn and Slew’s Tiznow. Jamie and his wife Roz have since returned to their native England, where, in addition to overseeing the English side of Mead/Lloyd Bloodstock, he operates Far Westfield Farm, a top pre-training center and stud farm. He also serves as Bloodstock/Racing Manager for Qatar-based Promenade Bloodstock. Jamie set up Jamie Lloyd Bloodstock Ltd in 2001 and has since purchased the winners of over 25 group/graded races, including GI Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Obviously (Ire). Other top stakes horses he has purchased include Monzante, St Trinians, Battle of Hastings, Capla Temptress, Raven’s Lady and the winners of two European Classics. Jamie is a journalist for the European Bloodstock News and a registered member of the Federation of Bloodstock Agents.