is wholly owned by Pat Costello and
Gabriel Duignan, both founding partners of the company in
2001. Pat and Gabriel are two experienced
horsemen driven to reach new heights for Paramount Sales. With
a steady ascent up the leading consignors list, Paramount Sales sold
the world record breaking weanling filly (Gone West - Islington
filly) for $2.6M in 2006, sold several sale topping individuals in
diverse venues, sold numerous yearlings for well over a million
dollars, and topped most sale consignor lists annually.
was born in 1959 on his family farm in Kilkenny County, Ireland.
He moved to Lexington in the early 80's where he managed and
developed Crescent Hill Farm for six years. From there, he
started his own farm, Drumkenny Farm, which was a full service
boarding operation maintaining the bloodstock of such leading owners
as top Canadian breeder Sam Son Farm. Pat and Gabriel first
combined forces with a very successful pinhooking partnership called
"The Lads" realizing a profit for 10 straight years.
also born in Ireland, came to the United States in 1985 as a student
working for Circle O Farm. Gabriel was promoted to Circle O's
Farm Manager within a year. In 1992 Gabriel managed Ironwood
Farm in Bowling Green, Kentucky turning the farm into a profitable
venture. In 2001, Gabriel left Ironwood to become President of
Castleton-Lyons where he rebuilt and refurbished the farm to its
current showplace state. He also developed a very successful
stallion roster at Castleton-Lyons including leading sire Malibu
Moon. In 2003, Gabriel started his own full service farm
called Foxtale Farm.