The Waddesdon

  • Number of horses 1
  • Number of shares 20
  • Average cost per horse 90,000 Guineas
  • Cost per share £10,500
  • Available shares No

Waddesdon, in the Vale of Aylesbury, was created in 1874 by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, who engaged a French architect to create an exterior in the style of a French Renaissance châteaux. Assembled by three generations, the Rothschild Collections at Waddesdon include world-class objects carefully chosen for their beauty, craftsmanship and historical interest. Paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries by famous Dutch, Flemish and French artists were purchased by Baron Ferdinand who also prized 18th-century British portraits by Reynolds, Gainsborough and Romney. Today Waddesdon is owned by the National Trust, and managed by the Rothschild Foundation.

Roger Charlton has long been considered a master of the profession and his base at Beckhampton Stables is one of the most historic and picturesque training establishments in the country. Roger was responsible for Highclere’s second Champion when Tamarisk became European Champion Sprinter in 1998 and the latest of his seventeen Group 1 winners came last month when Decorated Knight added the Irish Champion Stakes to Group 1 triumphs in the Tattersalls Gold Cup and Jebel Hatta earlier this season. His patient approach has consistently paid off in a career that has spanned nearly 30 years and in recent times it was his delicate handling of the four-time Group 1 winner Al Kazeem that sticks in many people’s minds. Roger is now ably assisted by his two sons Harry and Tom, who keep him on his toes and add a modern touch to this historic training establishment. 


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