New recruits watch on at the Yearling Parades
Highclere buys a number of yearlings at the world's principal yearling sales each year. These begin at Deauville in August and are followed by Keeneland in America, Doncaster, Goffs in Ireland and Tattersalls in Newmarket. John Warren and Harry Herbert attend each sale and look at thousands of horses in order to buy the few that will make up the new syndicates.
Working to pre assigned budgets, John is looking to purchase horses with the best pedigree possible. In addition, John is looking for horses with size and scope which are unlikely to be seen on the racecourse until the second half of their two-year-old season but which will be fully developed as three-year-olds and the best of which will be trained for key festival meetings such as Royal Ascot and Classic races such as the 2000 Guineas and The Derby.
The yearlings are paraded in front of owners at Highclere Stud in October shortly after the principal Tattersalls sale at Newmarket. Following the parades, yearlings are broken in at the Stud before being sent to their trainers. Once at the trainers' yards, HTR organises regular visits to see the horses.
Horses which have the potential to win material prize money and the potential to increase their capital values, are kept in training as four-year-olds. HTR will consider key races abroad and in the past has travelled horses to the Breeders Cup in America and The Melbourne Cup in Australia, as well as to races in Ireland, France, Italy and Germany.
HTR has four current National Hunt syndicates and new syndicates are launched throughout the year if a top National Hunt prospect presents itself.
Exceed And Excel ex Ashley’s Kitty (AUS)
By a Champion sire and proven source of two-year-old Stakes performers, this filly is the third foal out of the American Group 3 winner Ashley’s Kitty who herself is a half-sister to stakes winners Cupid, Heart Ashley and Indianapolis in…
One More Hero (IRE)
This five year old son of Milan was purchased by Tom Malone after winning his Point-to-Point highly impressively over three miles at Dromahane. His sire Milan won the St Leger and has proven to be a very successful National Hunt…
Regal Monarch (GB)
Regal Monarch has the absolute perfect profile for a horse heading to Australia from England. He is trained by Mark Johnston and is improving rapidly which is something his full sister Miss Cato did as she was bought to race…
Smart Missile ex Miss Vandal (AUS)
This outstanding looking filly is by Australia’s leading second season sire, Smart Missile and out of dual Group 2 producing mare Miss Vandal. The first, Miss Marielle, is now also a Group 1 producer after Peeping triumphed in the Group 1 Coolmore…
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