Shawn’s bloodstock agent career began in 2000, when a chance encounter provided him an opportunity to work for Taylor Made, the world’s leading thoroughbred consignor and sales agency. Shawn’s strong work ethic and warm personality made a positive impression on the owners of Taylor Made and their clientele. He was quickly promoted to head of RNA sales, one of the most challenging positions in the industry, as it requires selling horses that did not meet their reserve pricing in the auction ring.
Through the countless hours and intense training that working for Taylor Made provided, Shawn was able to launch his own bloodstock agency, Mare.Solutions, in 2007. Shawn’s genuine love of horses combined with his superior ability to evaluate the physical stature and bloodlines of the thoroughbreds has proven the key to his success.
“I’ve found the key to success really boils down to trust, honesty, integrity, and bringing people together,” Shawn says. “I am able to serve as the bridge which allows people to reach common ground and realize their dreams.”
With an extensive network of connections and resources stretching across the globe, Shawn has brokered deals worldwide, helping clients buy and sell the highest quality mares and stallions. Shawn has brokered well known champions such as Zaftig, Jostle,A.P Warrior, Telling, Strong Contender, Value Plus, It’s no Joke, Da Stoops, and Forty Niners to name a few. You will often find Shawn in the winner’s circle at tracks all over the country celebrating victories with his happy clients.
Now it’s your turn. If the idea of buying, selling, breeding, and racing thoroughbreds excites you, call Shawn to set up a consultation at 859-492-8222 or visit his website at Mare.Solutions. Shawn has the vast knowledge and the expertise necessary to turn your dreams into a reality.
Mark Taylor, Taylor Made Sales
Shawn Collins for Talk of the Track speaks with Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales about RNA’s and the value that can be found. Mark discusses some Grade 1 winners that have come out of the RNA’s and the often value that is found.