Dirk Karl Eisele

Enterprising Eisele

With a name to be trusted and an eye for a bargain, the future of 'BBA GERMANY' looks rosy under Dirk Eisele’s guidance. Dirk is one of Europe's leading bloodstock agents.


Possessing an enterprising nature, he is present at all major sales in Europe and USA and has built up a solid reputation with a large number of clients. Horsemanship is in his blood as his grandfather, Charly Keller, was several times Champion trainer. His father, Hansjoerg Eisele, became the first major agent in Germany and racing advisor for the horses of Baroness Gabrielle von Oppenheim’s famous Gestuet Schlenderhan. This knowledge passed down to Dirk was instrumental in founding British Bloodstock Agency (BBA) Germany, which developed into a highly successful company.


Born in Cologne, Dirk left school to work in the business department of the Deutscher Sportverlag, the publisher of the German racing paper Sport Welt. In the early nineties, he joined his father at 'BBA GERMANY' and increasingly began to assist his father at sales and in the office. His first major venture was organizing the Hoppegarten Yearling and Mixed Sale from 1992 through to the late nineties.In 1994, Dirk worked at the famous National Stud Gestut Graditz. He then spent some time with the BBA in England and USA, attending all major sales, spotting horses, working mainly with, and for, the late Joss Collins and Stanley D. Petter, jr. Dirk states: "I learnt a lot about the horse as an individual and the industry from these great people. The late champion trainer Bruno Schutz also gave me some sound advice in selecting yearlings, and he was most successful in this field." Having officially joined his father at 'BBA GERMANY', he gradually took more responsibility in the day-today running of the agency, extending the number of clients, and even though the budget was limited, he still managed to buy several Stakes winners for small money.


Dirk, enjoyed an exiting year 2010, with many successful yearlings purchased which turned into high-class racehorses, including:


  1. Bullet    Gr.1 winning filly and Horse of the Year
           Night Magic (€43.000 yearling purchase),

  2. Bullet    Gr.1 Derby runner-up Zazou (€36.000 yearling purchase),

  3. Bullet    Champion Stayer Tres Rock Danon (€100.000 yearling purchase),

  4. Bullet    Champion 2-year-old filly Djumama (22.000gns yearling purchase),


Black-type juvenile winners at this year’s Baden-Baden meet


  1. Bullet    Listed winner Terra di Tuffi

  2. Bullet    Gr.3 winning Nice Danon


He also purchased Marie Rheinberg for just €7,500 at Baden-Baden as a two-year old in 2004, and she went on to produce last season's Gr.1 Prix du Jockey-Club victor Le Havre. Her subsequent yearlings fetched in excess of half a million euros.


With the domestic market rather limited, he early ventured to the East of Europe, where he developed a great trust between the 'BBA GERMANY' and Russian owners and breeders, leading a new market for the European bloodstock industry.


In the past few years, Dirk has become increasingly prominent buyer at the leading sales at home and abroad. And he is known throughout the industry for his professionalism and integrity. He represents large accounts as well as small ones with the same enthusiasm and dIligence. You can be insured all clients are treated with the same respect

BBA Germany | Mob: +49 172 2902404 | Phone: +49 202 8979900 | Fax: +49 202 8979901 |  dirk.eisele@bbagermany.com