The Chatsworth House

  • Number of horses 2 Fillies
  • Number of shares 15
  • Average cost per horse 185,000 Guineas
  • Cost per share £36,500
  • Available shares No

Chatsworth House, in the Derbyshire Dales, is home to The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. The history of Chatsworth begins with Elizabeth Talbot, Countess of Shrewsbury, better known as Bess of Hardwick. Bess married Sir William Cavendish in 1547 and persuaded him to move to her native county where they began work on the first house in 1552. Chatsworth House, which has been named as the United Kingdom’s favourite stately home, is renowned for the quality of its art, a collection that spans 4,000 years.

We have discovered over the years that there is amazing residual value to be had in buying fillies, having sold several for six-figure sums, most notably Petruskha who was sold for £3,750,000 and more recently Chartreuse who won at Listed level and was subsequently sold for 825,000 Guineas. These beautifully bred fillies will be masterfully trained by multiple champion trainers Sir Michael Stoute and John Gosden, who between them have handled some of the most celebrated distaffers in recent times, including this year’s pin-up Enable whose five consecutive Group 1 victories have left us dumbfounded. Sir Michael Stoute has trained some superb fillies, including Russian Rhythm, Islington, Estimate and of course our very own Petrushka, who became the first syndicate owned horse to win a Classic when taking the Irish Oaks in 2000. It is Highclere’s unique privilege to be able to include these incredibly successful trainers into our syndicates and it is important to remember that fillies bought at this level can sell on for very significant sums as broodmare prospects, which I hope gives confidence to potential share owners.


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