With more than 500 acres just on the outskirts of Newmarket, The National Stud is part of The Jockey Club and governed by three main principles.
These are to:
- Provide a first class range of comprehensive breeding services.
- Educate the next generation of industry leaders through our stud staff training courses.
- Raise interest and knowledge in the Thoroughbred industry with our public tours.
Spring is always an exciting time of year at the Stud and 2020 is no exception. So, while Britain has been in ‘lockdown’ for the past few weeks, the Stud has seen 115 foals born and counting.
In a behind-the-scenes film shot over the past few days, we’ve followed a mare called Imperialistic. She was in foal to one of The National Stud’s Stallions, Time Test, and has just welcomed another filly to the farm this week.
Joe Callan, Nominations and Marketing Manager at The National Stud, said: “She’s been an incredible mare for us. So far she’s produced Imperialistic Diva who was Group 3-placed, who in turn is now the dam of Queen of Bermuda, who was Group 2-placed and a Group 3 winner two years ago for William Haggas.
“She’s also a dam of Electrelane, who was a Classic winner in Germany when winning the Group 2 1000 Guineas.”
Lara Coulon, The National Stud’s Foaling Manager, added: “We’re very excited about this filly as she’s a really, really nice foal. She weighed 58kgs. Mum has been doing great too.”
Imperialistic gave birth to her foal after going 15 days overdue. But as this video shows, her filly was definitely worth the wait!