The Jockey Club's Thoroughbred breeding and education arm in Suffolk. It was transferred from Government in 2008.
From its 500-acre site on the outskirts of Newmarket, The National Stud aims to facilitate three main objectives for the good of the Thoroughbred Breeding Industry:
- Offering a comprehensive range of services of the highest quality to the Thoroughbred breeding industry at affordable prices. These include stallion services, seasonal and permanent boarding, foaling, sales preparation and spelling facilities. The Stud has accommodation for eight stallions and up to 200 mares in nine separate yards. Stallions currently standing at The National Stud are: Gregorian, Marcel and Toronado.
- Providing young people entering the Thoroughbred breeding industry with top class training opportunities using internationally-renowned education facilities. The Stud also provides a selection of shorter courses for individuals wishing to increase their skills base.
- Hosting public tours to operate as an accessible ‘shop window’ to help to raise interest and knowledge of the Thoroughbred breeding industry. The National Stud welcomes nearly 20,000 visitors a year.
Please visit www.nationalstud.co.uk to find out more.