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December 1, 2016

Chartreuse sells for 825,000 Top of December Mare Sale!

Chartreuse, consigned by Highclere Stud was the 4th highest selling mare in the entire December Mare Sale selling for 825,000k to Ballylinch Stud. Her Highclere Thoroughbred Racing syndicate were obviously over the moon with the sale. A successful December Mare sale to end a very busy and very successful sales season. Thank you to everyone for their help, support and hard work!

November 8, 2016

Stallion Parade Success

Highclere Stud hosted a day to show both their stallions, Cable Bay and Paco Boy to breeders and trainers from all over the country. There was well over 200 people who attended and it was a very happy day with a great stallion display followed by a delicious lunch.

Cable Bay stands at 5k

Paco Boy Stands at 6.5k

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October 6, 2016

Highclere Second Highest Consigner For Book 1!

Book 1 was a huge success! Selling 26 lots with a total of 5,856,000 gns Highclere Stud was a very impressive second out of all the consigners. Highclere Stud has been first or second highest consigner for the past 10 years! The whole teams hard work over the last few months of prep and then at the sales have paid off. A huge well done and thank you to everyone involved.

Dubawi ex So Silk sold to Roger Varian for 850k


Dubawi ex Milennium Star sold to Howson & Houldsworth Bloodstock for 500k:


Other top lots included:

Shamardal ex Victoire Celebre sold to Shawn Dugan for Al Shira’aa Farms for 500k

Shamradal ex Love Everlasting sold to John Ferguson for 500k

Invincible Spirit ex Making Eyes sold to Al Shaqab Racing for 360k


August 24, 2016

Highclere Stud top the Sale at Doncaster with their Dark Angel colt!

Highclere Stud sold the top lot at Doncaster Bloodstock Sales this week selling a Dark Angel x Swiss Dream colt for 280,000gns. The yearling was owned by Lordship Stud and sold to Peter and Ross Doyle Bloodstock. Very happy customers all round! Well done all the team at Highclere for their hard work and professionalism getting the yearlings looking their absolute best for the sales.

August 18, 2016

Postponed 1st Highland Reel 2nd in Juddmonte Stakes Gr 1 at York!!

Two purchases by J & J Warren thundered along the 1m 2f track at York yesterday to take 1st and 2nd in the Juddmonte International Stakes Gr1 race! The Roger Varian trained 5yo Postponed led the field proving himself the best turf horse in the business. Following close behind was Highland Reel fresh from his win at Ascot. Well done John and Jake with their purchasing!


July 20, 2016

Highland Reel wins King George Stakes at Ascot!

Hot favorite Highland Reel, bought by J Warren, won The King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot. Ridden to victory by Ryan More and trained by Aiden O’Brian this 4yo keeps getting better. ‘He is a wonderful horse who is hard to beat’


May 3, 2016

Paco Boy’s Exciting Weekend Continues!

Having just come back to earth on Sunday after Galileo Gold’s success in the 2,000 Guineas, team Highclere were thrilled to see another Paco Boy called Chicadoro put in a terrific performance to finish 2nd in the Pretty Polly Stakes, which is known as one of the first Oaks Trials. Chicadoro looks like a big improver as this was only her 3rd start so she will undoubtedly be contending in Group company this season.

Classic Success for Resident Paco Boy!

This weekend saw Paco Boy become a classic producing sire in only his 2nd crop as Al Shaqab owned Galileo Gold stormed to victory in the 2,000 Guineas. Bred by Highclere Stud’s previous stud manager Brian O’Rourke, Galileo Gold is the first foal out of Galileo mare Galicuix, a twice-raced half-sister to last year’s King’s Stand Stakes and Prix de l’Abbaye hero Goldream. After foaling the colt, Galicuix was again covered by Paco Boy and the resulting progeny topped last year’s DBS Premier Yearling Sale when bought by Tony Nerses for £280,000. Subsequently named Choumicha she is a stablemate of Galileo Gold at Palmer’s Kremlin Cottage Stables in Newmarket.

Galileo Gold is now 2/1 for the Gr.1 St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot, but connections are questioning whether a trip to Epsom for the 2016 Investec Derby should be considered! Galileo Gold

April 25, 2016

More Doubles for John and Jake Warren

Another double for team Highclere came over the weekend when the John and Jake Warren purchased Predominance justified favouritism to win a 7f Handicap at Haydock, William Haggas reported after the race that he would be aiming him at the Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot.

The second success was when 3YO Opposition won his maiden with ease at Doncaster over 1m4f, trainer Ed Dunlop said ‘he has done well physically over the winter and there is a lot more to come from this scopey individual’.
Opposition Above: Opposition

Paco Boy Impressive Double on the Weekend

Paco Boy sired two very impressive maiden winners this weekend!

Maneen, trained by Dermot Weld, won on his second time of asking beating full brother to Roderic O’Connor in a decent maiden at Limerick on Saturday over a mile.

Imperial Aviator trained by Roger Charlton decisively put aside an incredibly smart field of Derby prospects at Leicester on Saturday over 1m2f and looks to be a Group horse in the making.