The Highclere Castle

  • Number of horses 1
  • Number of shares 12
  • Average cost per horse 190,000 Guineas
  • Cost per share £22,950
  • Available shares No

Highclere Castle was transformed from a red brick Tudor house into the grand turreted castle that we know today by the 3rd Earl of Carnarvon in 1838. A time when the young Queen Victoria had just come to the throne and the whole decade witnessed innovation in politics and cultural life. The castle epitomized the confidence and glamour of the Edwardian period with visitor books recording the house parties full of politicians, technological innovators, Egyptologists, aviators and soldiers. The castle is now home to Harry’s older brother Geordie and wife Fiona, the 8th Earl and Countess of Carnarvon, and of course is famous around the world for its starring role in the award winning television series Downton Abbey.

Our most exclusive syndicate, consisting of just twelve shares, will this year contain one horse to be trained by William Haggas. William has gone from strength to strength since expanding his operation at Somerville Lodge in Newmarket, which is clear to see from his impressive statistics. He has sent out more than 100 winners each season for the last five years and has exceeded £2,000,000 in prize money for the last four years. Last year’s flag bearer Rivet ended William’s best season to date on a high when winning the Racing Post Trophy (Gr 1) and with a current strike rate of 26% the team at Somerville may yet surpass last season’s impressive total of 137 winners. William’s many successes with Highclere horses, such as Conquest, Brunel, Approve and Collection, and his personable approach with owners, ensure that he continues to be one of the most popular trainers on our roster.


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