The Houghton Hall

  • Number of horses 1
  • Number of shares 20
  • Average cost per horse 100,000 Guineas
  • Cost per share £10,500
  • Available shares No

Houghton Hall in Norfolk is home to The 7th Marquess and Marchioness of Cholmondeley. Built in the 1720s for Great Britain’s first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole, Houghton Hall remains one of England’s finest Palladian houses. During the 18th Century, Walpole amassed one of the greatest collections of European art in Britain, but this was later sold to Catherine the Great of Russia due to debts. At the end of the 18th Century, the house was inherited by the 1st Marquess of Cholmondeley and it was not until the future 5th Marquess of Cholmondeley took on the house just after the First World War that it was restored to its former glory.

William Haggas is one of Highclere’s principal trainers and remains as popular as ever for very good reason having won over £1,000,000 in prize money every year for the last nine years and over £2,000,000 in each of the last three seasons. He has enjoyed many successes with Highclere with the likes of Approve, Brunel, Collection, Conquest, and most recently Raucous, who has twice taken his owners to Royal Ascot and Glorious Goodwood. William and his wife Maureen are a hard working combination who have developed an impressive training facility in the heart of Newmarket, which spans two yards and includes a spa, vibration plate, salt room and two treadmills. 


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