The National Stud

The National Stud
The National Stud has been an integral part of the British thoroughbred industry for over 100 years.  Alongside our breeding services we also offer specialist training for stud staff and public tours.

Our Objectives:

The National Stud was acquired by The Jockey Club in 2008, and under this new ownership we have quickly gained a reputation for excellence. Our objectives are simple:

  • To provide a first class range of comprehensive breeding services to our clients
  • To train the next generation of industry leaders through our stud staff training
  • To raise interest and knowledge in the thoroughbred industry with our public tours

Breeding Services:

We offer 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: Aclaim, Gregorian, Marcel, Spill the Beans and Time Test.

Training the next generation:

Through our two long courses, we provide 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.

Raising interest and knowledge:

We host public tours 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 to find out more.