Sophie Teixeira has joined Auctav as a bloodstock manager, and she will begin her new role on Mar. 1. She will work alongside Toby Jones, Jacob Pritchard Webb for Flat and NH profiles, and Anthony Grueau, who works for the trotting industry.
Holding a Master’s in marketing and a Master’s Equine Sciences and Business (BESB) degree from AgroDijon Institute, Teixeira interned at Haras de Fresnay-le Buffard and also spent two years working for the International Racing Bureau (IRB). Part of the commercial department of Haras de la Hetraie for another two-year stint, she created International Racing Servies (IRS) in 2017, and also spent several months in Australia perfecting her knowledge of training and sales.
“For the past three years, I have been an exercise rider for Pascal Bary in addition to my activities with the IRB for the Breeders’ Cup and the Saudi Cup,” said Teixeira, who was also an ambassador for the Godolphin Staff Awards in 2017. “I am looking forward to working with Auctav, this dynamic and innovative team in the sales sector. I will be based in the Paris area and focus my efforts on training and racing.”
Arnaud Angéliaume, General Manager Auctav, said, “We are delighted that Sophie Teixeira has joined our ranks. Her many skills and international network are tremendous assets for Auctav, which will now have a member directly based next to Paris, close to the major training centres and racecourses where group events are held.”