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
August 24, 2016
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
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
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’
June 15, 2016
Galileo Gold beat hot favourite, The Gurkha, to win the prestigious Gr.1 St James’s Palace Stakes at Ascot on Tuesday. Frankie Dettori rode him with absolute skill at every stage of the race allowing him to storm the finish line well ahead of the two other Guineas winners. Galileo Gold gave trainer Hugo Palmer his first Royal Ascot win. Sheikh Joaan al-Thani was there to collect the trophy from HRH Prince Harry with huge teams of jubilant supporters all around.
June 6, 2016
Postponed stormed to victory yet again winning the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Cup with ease at Epsom on Derby Day for Roger Varian ridden by the very capable Andrea Atzeni.
This Dubawi 5 y-o’s career is going from strength to strength and with a rating of 125rpr he will be a tough horse to beat.
May 23, 2016
Highclere resident sire Paco Boy notched up another superb weekend on the track with the Highclere bred, sold and raced Garcia winning the very valuable £60,000 Silver Bowl Stakes at Haydock and Maneen decisively winning a decent Handicap over 1m2f at The Curragh, now heads to the Gr.3 International Stakes in June.
Paco Boy’s leading colt Galileo Gold also put in an incredibly brave performance to finish second in the Gr.1 Irish 2000 Guineas on Saturday on unfavourably heavy ground. Trainer Hugo Palmer reported Galileo Gold to be in good form this morning and is relishing the idea of a rematch with Awtaad in the Gr.1 St James Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot next month.
May 17, 2016
Imperial Aviator proved a different class on Saturday pulling clear of the field to win the Al Zubarah Gold Cup by an impressive four and a half lengths for trainer Roger Charlton. He joined past winners such as Al Kazeem (2011), Cannock Chase (2014) and Time Test (2015) more than proving this brilliant Paco Boy’s colts worth for co-owners Qatar Racing and Mrs Markham.
Two more impressive wins for Paco Boy’s progeny over the weekend with 4 y-o Azraff winning the 1m Planteur Handicap at Newbury for trainer Marco Botti and owners Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar and Mr Orange winning easily in the BDS Yorkshire Handicap at Thirsk.