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The Darley Arabian (foaled c.1700) painted by John WoottonGeorge Crofton
George Crofton

The Thoroughbred Racehorse: An Introduction

19th November

Discover more about the origins of thoroughbred racehorses with our short video

Whitsbury Manor Stud is nestled deep in the Hampshire countryside, near the town of Fordingbridge and just down the road from Derby-winning racehorse trainer Marcus Tregoning.

Run by Ed Harper and his team, it is birthplace of the Racehorse Lotto Christmas Raffle filly. She is just the latest in a long line of exciting young prospects to emerge from this highly regarded Stud. Her half-sister, the Group 3 Cornwallis Stakes winner Good Vibes, was also born at Whitsbury Manor.

Breeding a thoroughbred racehorse is a complex operation and one that requires a great deal of time and expertise. Learn more about the origins of thoroughbred racehorses, the stud and what’s involved in the early stages of a thoroughbred’s life in our video below: