October 19, 2016
Highclere Thoroughbred Racing’s annual yearling parade at Highclere Stud. spread over two days was a huge success this year with all the syndicates being sold by the end of the two day event. Each day kicked off with coffee and bacon rolls for all guests followed by the yearling parade itself where Harry Herbert, Jake and Carolyn all explained why they had bought each individual yearling and the work involved in getting them into such peak condition. The parade was then followed by an unbelievably spoiling lunch to thank all HTR members for their continued support.
Jake Warren explaining the ideal conformation in a yearling.
The Highclere Stud staff who have worked SO hard at making sure our yearlings were at their absolute best for the sales.
Lunch inside the marquee.
Victoria Pendelton who has had a syndicate named after her as a Gold Medal winning Olympian!
October 13, 2016
Book 2 culminated with 17 lots sold for an average of over 57k. 3 lots sold for over 100k which included Pivotal ex Fleur de Lis who sold to Adbullatif Saad A-Al Muslamani for 100k, Al Kazeem ex Request who sold to Shadwell for 120k and Fastnet Rock ex Tebee (below) who sold to Cormac McCormac Bloodstock for 100k.
Another very hard working week for the Highclere team and all the staff who come to help us each year. Massive thank you to them and a huge thank you and congratulations to all purchasers!
October 6, 2016
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
October 14, 2015
Highclere Stud held one of the top spots again at Tattersalls Book 1 with the second highest sales total out of all of the consigners. It was a long two weeks for our hard working staff who helped prepare and show the 53 yearlings over all 3 books to the very highest standard. Well done and thank you to everyone involved!
Above: Lot 62, Raven’s Pass ex Artisti filly. Consigned by Highclere Stud on behalf of Rabbah Bloodstock. Bought by Tony Nerses for 420,000gns.
Above: Lot 339 Frankel ex Model Queen colt. Bred, reared and sold by Highclere Stud to China Horse Club for 670,000 gns,
Above: Lot 437 Oasis Dream ex Seta colt. Sold by Highclere on behalf of Sarah J Leigh’s estate to Blandford Bloodstock for 420,000 gns.
September 24, 2015
Months of hard work by the Highclere team are soon coming to a culmination at the October Sales in Newmarket. We have 34 yearlings selling in the Book 1 Sale, 15 yearlings for Book 2 and 4 for Book 3. A total of 53 yearlings to prep!
Here is a photo of home bred Frankel x Model Queen colt looking magnificent in the run up to the sales.
August 26, 2015
A hardworking Highclere Team at Doncaster. Thank you to Terry, Shammi, Margaux, Dave and Violet for all their effort.
Highclere Stud had 6 yearlings at Doncaster Bloodstock Sales this year. The two top lots were:
– Paco Boy x Tamara Moon, a bay colt who sold to Shadwell for 100k.
– Dutch Art x Age of Chivalry, a bay colt who sold again to Shadwell for 190k.
August 4, 2015
Here at Highclere Stud we pride ourselves on our attention to detail and our professionalism both with the horses on the Stud and with our clients. We have a wonderful team here at the moment preparing yearlings for the Sales Season, looking after the mares and foals and keeping the stud running smoothly. They are led by Diego Romeo, our exceptional Stud Manager, and are a fantastic team. We couldn’t do it without them so thank you everyone!
December 4, 2014
Windsurfing by Smart Strike ex Legend Maker, in foal to Frankel was the top lot for Highclere Stud at the December Mare Sale at Tattersalls. She was bought by Charlie Gordon-Watson Bloodstock for £850,000. The total sales were well over £2,000,000, a strong sale for Highclere despite a tricky market.
October 14, 2014
The hardworking Highclere team.
Highclere was top consignor again this year for Book 1 with 6 lots making over 500k with Dubawi ex Misheer making a huge 750k and Dubawi ex Cosmodrome just behind at 725k.
The total sales made over 8 million pounds with 27 horse sold. Well done to everyone!
Sheikh Hamdam Al Maktoum looking at the home grown Dubawi ex Model Queen which he purchased for 500k.
September 2, 2014
More success for the Highclere Stud draft as Aktabantay won the Gr.3 Solario Stakes at Sandown on Saturday. Aktabantay is by Oasis Dream out of the Fittocks stud mare Splashdown. The colt was sold by Highclere Stud for 360,000gns at Book 1 last year and according to trainer Hugo Palmer will now be aimed at Gr.1 races such as The Dewhurst and Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf. This is another example of the quality and precociousness to have come out of the Highclere Stud draft last year.