The Sudeley Castle

  • Number of horses 1
  • Number of shares 20
  • Average cost per horse 85,000 Guineas
  • Cost per share £8,950
  • Available shares No

Sudeley Castle, set in the beautiful Cotswold Hills, is steeped in history with royal connections spanning a thousand years. It was once the home of Queen Catherine Parr, the final wife of King Henry VIII, before being ‘slighted’ on Cromwell’s orders and laying derelict for nearly 200 years. Sudeley was rescued in 1837 by wealthy brothers John and William Dent and ambitiously restored. The castle is now the home of Elizabeth Lady Ashcombe and her son, Henry Dent Brocklehurst, and daughter Molly, who are committed to its preservation and ongoing restoration.

Charlie Hills has established himself as one of the country’s leading trainers since taking over the licence from his father Barry back in 2011. It was only two years later that Charlie trained a Classic winner in Just The Judge and had his filly Chriselliam crowned the Champion two-year-old following a brace of Group 1 victories, including the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. Thanks to the exploits of the 2015 European Champion Sprinter and four-time Group 1 winner, Muhaarar, Charlie has laid a new all-weather gallop at Faringdon Place named ‘The Muhaarar’. Charlie is a great placer of horses and has proven himself a particularly capable trainer of juveniles and sprinters, which has resulted in an impressive total of 28 Group winners. He and his wife Philippa are the most generous of hosts and on stable visits you can expect to experience a breakfast that is famous in the ‘Valley of the Racehorse’.


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