Berkey Bloodstock Services, Inc.
P. O. Box 407, Etowah, NC 28729
Telephone 626-831-1199

Kathy Berkey
 Berkey Bloodstock Services, Inc.
A Leader Among Thoroughbred Bloodstock Agencies

Kathy Berkey Tells Her Own Story . . .

My bloodstock agency offers the following services to clients:

Purchasing horses at auction and privately

Consignments to Kentucky Auctions

Breeding recommendations

Stallion seasons and shares




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Auction and Private Purchases
Berkey Bloodstock has long been respected in the Thoroughbred industry for astute purchases of broodmares and racing prospects.

Weanling and yearling purchases that went on to be graded stakes winners include:

  • HEALTHY ADDICTION (G1 Winner, $1,032,837). Purchase as a yearling for $100,000 for Pamela Ziebarth.
  • MISS HOUDINI (G1 Winner, $187,600). Purchased privately as a weanling for $125,000 for Bo Hirsch.
  • VIVID ANGEL (G1 Winner, $314,596). Purchased for $40,000 as a yearling in partnership with Rachel Pagones.

Berkey Bloodstock has purchased 89 mares, broodmare prospects and yearling fillies that have gone on to be stakes producers including the dams of the following graded stakes winners.

  • SYMBOLI KRIS S (Japanese Horse of the Year, $8,272,790
  • CE CE (Champion Female Sprinter and 1st Breeders Cup Filly and Mare Sprint G1, $2,357,100)
  • PAYNTER (G1 winner, $1,101,924)
  • MATSURIDA GOGH (Japanese G1 winner, $6,000,124)
  • TASTE OF PARADISE (G1 winner and  2nd Breeders Cup Sprint (G1), $1,019,455)
  • TIZ FLIRTATIOUS (G1 winner, $779,800)
  • SNOW RIDGE (G1 winner, $711,989)
  • THERE GOES HARVARD (G1 winner, $455,090).
  • MY SWEET ADDICTION (G1 winner, $408,106)
  • SALTY YOU (G1 winner, $331,743)
  • PAPA CLEM (G2 winner, $1,121,190)
  • LOCKOUT (G2 winner, $521,737)
  • JOSH’S MADELYN (G2 winner, $480,309)
  • FAST PARADE (G2 winner, $475,013)
  • J BE K (G2 winner, $440,200)
  • SELCOURT (G2 winner, $393,160)
  • AMBITIOUS BREW (G3 winner, $669,425)
  • BY YOUR SIDE (G3 winner, $202,603)


Utilizing a combination of pedigree analysis, nicking, conformation, intended purpose, budget and common sense, I have planned the breedings for 198 stakes including 12 Grade 1 winners, and the earners of $116,000,000.These stakes winners include:

  • WHITMORE (Breeders' Cup Sprint G1 winner and champion sprinter, $4,247,850)
  • CE CE (2021 Breeders Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) winner and Champion Female Sprinter, $2,357,100)
  • SMOOTH LIKE STRAIT (G1 winner and 2nd Breeders Cup Turf Mile (G1), $1,811,073)
  • TASTE OF PARADISE (G1 winner and  2nd Breeders Cup Sprint (G1), $1,019,455)
  • TIZ FLIRTATIOUS (G1 winner, $779,800)
  • SNOW RIDGE (G1 winner, $711,989)
  • THERE GOES HARVARD (G1 winner, $455,090).
  • MY SWEET ADDICTION (G1 winner, $408,106)
  • SALTY YOU (G1 winner, $331,743)
  • SWEET AZTECA (G1 winner $301,200)
  • MISS HOUDINI (G1 winner, $187,600)
  • PAPA CLEM (G2 winner, G1 placed $1,121,190)
  • LIEUTENANT DAN (G2 winner, 2nd Breeders Cup Turf Sprint G1, $833,740)
  • LOCKOUT (G2 winner, $521,737)
  • BECCA TAYLOR (G2 winner, $499,160)
  • JOSH’S MADELYN (G2 winner,  $480,309)
  • CLASSY CARA (G2 winner, G1 placed, $405,847)
  • AMBITIOUS BREW (G3 winner, $669,425)
  • SELCOURT (G2 winner, $363,160)
  • S Y SKY (G3 winner, $709,540)
  • ENOLA GRAY (G3 winner, G1 placed, $585,100)
  • KIRSTENBOSCH (La Canada S G3, 2nd Santa Margarita Stakes G2, Rancho Bernardo Handicap G3, Zia Park Oaks; 3rd La Brea Stakes G1, Monrovia Stakes G3, $575,480)
  • PEE WEE REESE (G3 winner, $532,901)
  • GRAZEN (G3 winner, $245,400. Leading California Sire)

Stallion seasons and shares

Each year I purchase or sell many stallion seasons for my clients in all price ranges in both California and Kentucky. Breeders should check with a knowledgeable agent regarding current market conditions to ensure they pay fair prices for their seasons.


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Auction Consignments

Since 1986 I have consigned over 2,600 horses at public auctions in California and Kentucky. In 2011 I began a new partnership with Columbiana Farm to sell client horses at Kentucky auctions. We believe in having smaller consignments that enable us to be personally involved with the promotion of all our horses. Since then we have sold the following stakes horses:

  • BY YOUR SIDE. $240,000 yearling by Constitution.
    G3 winner, $137,348, at Saratoga.
  • BIG TROUBLE. $230,000 yearling by Tiz Wonderful.
    Undefeated G3 winner at Saratoga, $235,000
  • COOL COWBOY. $110,000 yearling by Kodiak Kowboy.
    Stakes winner, G2-placed, $736,781.
  • HOT SPRINGS. $750,000 yearling by Uncle Mo.
    Stakes winner, G3-placed, $258,843
  • ROCKET TIME. $47,000 yearling by Tiz Wonderful.
    Stakes winner, G3-placed, $424,323.
  • AWESOME SATURDAY. $32,000 yearling. G3 stakes-placed, $267,480.
  • SILVER LINING JOHN. $140,000 yearling by Tiz Wonderful.
    Stakes-placed winner of $221,025
  • SILVER SIDNEY. $37,000 yearling by Sidney’s Candy.
    Stakes-placed winner of $152,830.


Equine values are very subjective, with auction sales providing the only true measure of current market value. But there are times when you need to know what your horse is worth without selling it at auction. That is when you can benefit from having an honest, thoughtful appraisal done by an industry professional who understands current market conditions.


Every successful business needs a plan to work by, and racehorse owners and breeders are no exception. I am here to discuss your goals and the best avenues available to reach them. Sometimes it's just nice to have someone to share ideas with and get a different perspective.

If you value knowledge, integrity, and hard work in your own business, then you should have a bloodstock agent who shares those beliefs. After 40 years as a full-service bloodstock agent, I am proud of my reputation among my clients and industry peers and would be happy to provide a list of references for your examination. Many of my clients have been working with me for years and would be pleased to speak with you.