The Belvoir Castle

  • Number of horses 2
  • Number of shares 20
  • Average cost per horse 120,000 Guineas
  • Cost per share £20,500
  • Available shares Yes

Belvoir Castle, which is home of The Duke and Duchess of Rutland, has been in the family in an unbroken line for almost a thousand years. The land was a gift from William the Conqueror to one of his Norman barons, Robert de Todeni, and the first castle was constructed in 1067. The castle, which crowns a hill in Leicestershire, was given the French name Belvoir – meaning beautiful view. The building has existed in several incarnations having been destroyed during the Wars of the Roses in 1464 and again in 1649 during the Civil War. The castle you see today was built in the early 19th Century for the 5th Duke and Duchess of Rutland by architect James Wyatt.

This syndicate combines two Newmarket trainers who enjoyed their best seasons to date last year; Hugo Palmer doubled his tally of winners and claimed his first British Classic, while William posted a staggering 137 winners at a 23% strike rate and ended the season with Group 1 glory in the Racing Post Trophy. Hugo is still considered a young, up and coming trainer, but he has proven that he can mix it with the big guns. In just six years of holding a license Hugo has trained fifteen Group winners, including two Classics and having now expanded into two training facilities, 2017 looks set to be another record breaking year. His neighbour William Haggas has enjoyed a long and successful association with Highclere, including victories in the Steward’s Cup with Conquest, the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot with Approve and many globetrotting successes with the German 2,000 Guineas winner Brunel.

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