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.
August 21, 2014
Highclere also triumphed this week as Postponed won the Great Voltigeur Stakes Gr.2 at York, owned and bred by Andrew Stone the Dubawi 3yo was sold by Highclere Stud at the Tattersalls Part 1 sale. Not only did Carolyn Warren do a magnificent job with rearing and preparing him for sale, John and Jake Warren were on the other side of the rope and bid to secure him for 360,000gns for new owner Sheikh Mohammed Obaid and trainer Luca Cumani. Well done team!
July 21, 2014
Postponed adds to list of Stakes Winners purchased by John and Jake Warren when he broke the track record winning the Listed Glasgow Stakes at Hamilton last week. He will now be aimed at the Gr.2 Great Voltigeur at York next month.
East India, sold by Highclere Stud on behalf of Franca Vittadini’s Grundy Bloodstock, won an important 7f maiden at the Curragh on Saturday, a race won in the past by the likes of Teofilo, New Approach and Australia. East India is out of Gr.1 Prix de la Foret winner Field of Hope and is half brother to four individual Group and Stakes performers. He was purchased by Blandford Bloodstock for £650k at Tattersalls Book 1 Sale last year.