Son of one of the original founders of the Curragh Bloodstock Agency in 1948, Johnny McKeever has been operating very successfully as an international bloodstock agent since 1985. After initially working for himself, he then joined the CBA for a number of years before setting-up the highly successful McKeever Bloodstock.
Johnny has been involved in the industry for over 35 years and brings a wealth of experience to the team having purchased 18 individual Group 1 winners globally including The Offer, Glencadam Gold, Red Rocks, Crowded House, Vinnie Roe, Arcano and many more. For three consecutive years, Johnny also purchased in partnership three individual Group 1 Cheveley Park Stakes winners.
Johnny, along with his wife Susie have been active in Australia for the past 10 years. Most recently the pair have purchased Group 1 Sydney Cup Winner The Offer, Glencadam Gold who won the Group 1 The Metropolitan, as well as multiple stakes winning fillies Flippant and Selenia amongst others. They have also actively been involved in sending stallions down to Australia, most recently champion European 1st season Sir Prancealot as well as Free Eagle to Cornerstone Stud, South Australia.
The McKeevers will continue to operate their own agency in Newmarket, Suffolk, England in association with Ferguson Bloodstock for clients throughout the world including Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Chile, Hong Kong, Singapore, England, Ireland, Europe, UAE and U.S.A. They will also be in the Southern Hemisphere operating with Ferguson at all major sales for the first half of the year.