Spellers and Horses Out of Training

We have developed a yard specifically to accommodate Thoroughbreds out of training, for rest and recuperation.

The National Stud’s Spelling Yard was opened in 2009 and to date has accommodated over 130 horses taking time out from training yards either for a rest or to recuperate after surgery.

Our Spelling Yard facilities include:

  • American barn stabling
  • Lunge ring
  • Horse walker
  • Cage, nursery and full size paddock turn out
  • Attending vets from Newmarket Equine Hospital; Rossdale & Partners and Baker McVeigh & Clements

Excellent facilities including a range of individual paddocks combined with daily vet visits to the stud ensure that your recuperating horse will be well cared for.

We work closely with our farriers O A Curtis & Sons and our feed specialists Dodson & Horrell to bring horses staying with us back to health and fitness at a speed that suits them and for the full benefit of their racing career.

We are proud to have horses coming to us from trainers all over the country to spend time in our care. Successful former residents of The National Stud's spellers yard include:

Horse    Wins 
Bapak Chinta   2011 Norfolk Stakes (Group 2) at Royal Ascot
Benbaun   2005, 2006 & 2007 Nolan & Brophy Auctioneers Flying Five (Group 3)
2007 Weatherbys Ireland Greenlands Stakes (Group 3)
2007 St Jovite Renaissance Stakes (Group 3)
2007 Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp Majestic Barriere de Cannes (Group 1)
2009 Dubai Duty Free Millenium Millionaire Sapphire Stakes (Group 3)
Bushman   2010 Investec Diomed Stakes (Group 3)
2010 sportingbet.com Royal Windsor Stakes (Listed Race, Colts & Geldings)
Deacon Blues   2011 Wokingham Stakes (Heritage Handicap) at Royal Ascot
2011 Shadwell Stakes (Registered As The Hackwood Stakes) (Group 3)
2011 Patrick P. O'Leary Memorial Phoenix Sprint Stakes (Group 3)
2011 Dubai International World Trophy (Group 3)
2011 Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes (Group 2)
Equiano   2008 & 2010 King's Stand Stakes (British Leg of The Global Sprint Challenge) (Group 1) at Royal Ascot
2010 StanJames.com Palace House Stakes (Group 3)
Hototo   2012 Windsor Castle Stakes (Listed Race) at Royal Ascot
Knot In Wood   2009 freebets.co.uk Chipchase Stakes (Group 3)
Native Khan   2010 Alexis Catchpole Celebration Solario Stakes (Group 3)
2011 Breeze Up Vendors Craven Stakes (Group 3, Colts & Geldings)
Our Jonathan   2009 Willmott Dixon Cornwallis Stakes (Group 3)
2009 Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte (Group 2)
2009 Danehill Dancer Tipperary Stakes (Listed Race)
2011 William Hill Ayr Gold Cup (Heritage Handicap)
Red Cadeaux   2011 William Hill Braveheart Handicap (Listed Race)
2011 At The Races Curragh Cup (Group 3)
2012 Sportingbet Yorkshire Cup (British Champions Series) (Group 2)
2012 Longines Hong Kong Vase (Group 1)
Redford    2010 William Hill (Ayr) Gold Cup (Heritage Handicap)
2010 totesport.com Challenge Cup (Heritage Handicap)
Slim Shadey   2012 & 2013 San Marcos Stakes (Grade 2)
2012 John Henry Turf Championship Stakes (Grade 2)
Snow Fairy    2010 Investec Oaks (Group 1, Fillies)
2010 Darley Irish Oaks (Group 1, Fillies)
2010 & 2011 Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup (Grade 1, 3yo+ Fillies & Mares)
2010 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup (Group 1)
2012 Red Mills Irish Champion Stakes (Group 1)
Sri Putra   2008 betinternet.com Solario Stakes (Group 3)
2009 Prix Guillaume d'Ornano (Group 2)
2010 Weatherbys Bloodstock Racecard Earl of Sefton Stakes (Group 3)
2012 Sky Bet York Stakes (Group 2)
Times Up    

2011 Stowe Family Law LLP Grand Cup (Listed Race)
2011 Jockey Club Rose Bowl (Listed Race)
2012 Stobart Doncaster Cup (British Champions Series) (Group 2)
2012 Weatherbys Insurance Lonsdale Cup (British Champions Series) (Group 2)

Spellers daily boarding rates are £26 per day (+VAT) with vet, farrier and worming costs in addition.

To view or facilities or to book your horses in for Spelling Care, please call the Stud Office: 01638 675929.


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