The Belvoir Castle

  • Number of horses 1
  • Number of shares 20
  • Average cost per horse 135,000 Guineas
  • Cost per share £11,500
  • Available shares No

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.

Historically, the opportunity to own a Highclere horse trained by Sir Michael Stoute has only been offered in two horse syndicates at the upper end of the scale, but this year the Belvoir Castle syndicate provides a unique opportunity to gain access to Newmarket’s most senior and well-respected trainer. Year in, year out the ten-time Champion Trainer Sir Michael Stoute works his magic and unleashes our next middle distance star and with three out of our seven champions emerging from his stable it is no wonder that he remains one of our most sought after trainers. In recent seasons Sir Michael has returned to the force of old with his most recent flag bearer Ulysses adding two Group 1 victories this season to his impressive role of honour that includes five Derby winners, five 2,000 Guineas winners, five King George winners, and six Eclipse winners to name but a few!


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