"If Warren Buffett is the guru of stock markets, Barry Irwin rates as his equivalent in the horseracing world. The head of the US-based syndicate Team Valor, Irwin has made numerous shrewd equine purchases and his latest decision is proof that he has his finger on the pulse of the sport."
-- David Mollett, Business Day

"Team Valor - they're the "Moneyballers" of horse racing, aren't they? They use analytics, and they buy horses and sell them cleverly."
-- race caller, following Spanish Mission's win in Newmarket's 2019 Bahrain Trophy-G3.

"Team Valor's Barry Irwin is Racing's Syndicate King."
-- Terry Conway, Pennsylvania Equestrian

"The founder and CEO of racing's most successful racing partnership, Team Valor International, Irwin's bold thinking played out spectacularly when Animal Kingdom roared down the stretch in 2011 to capture the sport's most coveted prize, the Kentucky Derby."
-- Terry Conway, Pennsylvania Equestrian

"I have a few horses in three other racing syndicates and Team Valor provides the best communication by far! Thank you and everyone at Team Valor for the hard work and excellent service!"
-- Bob Thomson, Racehorse Owner

"The distinctive crimson and forest green silks of Team Valor International are instantly recognisable on racecourses internationally and the intuitive genius of Barry Irwin has made a huge impact on our racing over the past few years."
-- Karel Miedema, South African Sporting Post

"My vote for the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Owner ... is Team Valor."
-- Larry Stumes, San Francisco Chronicle

"It's a Team Valor acquisition, so that alone commands respect."
-- Brian Pochman, Daily Racing Form

"Barry Irwin has made a huge success of Team Valor, his ownership vehicle that has captured major races all over the world."
-- Frances J. Karon, Pacemaker Magazine

"Team Valor do not waste their money, do they? Euro Charline well-bought off the All-Weather."
-- David Johnson Time Form

"The genius that is Barry Irwin, the principal of the syndicate who owns Animal Kingdom along with Arrowfield Stud, have taken out the richest prize in World racing when Animal Kingdom impressively won the USD 10 million Dubai World Cup."

"Team Valor is a thoroughly commercial operation, which survives (and thrives) on the guile, the intuitions and the strategic nose of a man called Barry Irwin."
-- Summerhill Stud

"Right now Team Valor's Barry Irwin ranks as the best picker of successful racehorses in South Africa, and it's probable, on his present record, that he's as effective as the best in the world."
-- Summerhill Stud

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