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A new chapter is beginning at Longholes, with ambitious plans underway for its future as a state of the art commercial rehabilitation and pre-training centre for racehorses, following its purchase by Sheikh Fahad Al Thani in 2013. Bloodstock is welcomed from all trainers, owners and owner/breeders.

Longholes is set within 220 acres on a south-facing chalk ridge, much of which is established pasture that benefits from excellent drainage with all year round turnout. Meticulously looked after since the stud was founded nearly 100 years ago, maintenance of the land remains a very important factor in its development.

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Location

Situated in Cheveley near Newmarket, Longholes provides a convenient location for many trainers but is far enough away from the town centre and gallops to offer peace and tranquility. This along with ample post and rail paddocks, iconic poplar trees and mature trees lining the walkways and boundaries, provides the perfect environment for the breaking, pre-training, rest and rehabilitation of your bloodstock.

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Location

Situated in Cheveley near Newmarket, Longholes provides a convenient location for many trainers but is far enough away from the town centre and gallops to offer peace and tranquility. This along with ample post and rail paddocks, iconic poplar trees and mature trees lining the walkways and boundaries, provides the perfect environment for the breaking, pre-training, rest and rehabilitation of your bloodstock.

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Knowledgeable experts

Working closely with your preferred veterinary surgeon, or our renowned equine vet, Baker, McVeigh & Clements, your horse will receive individual attention in line with its veterinary rehabilitation programme. Rossdales and the Newmarket Equine Hospital along with our vet are also finding it beneficial to send horses to Longholes for their rehabilitation.

In addition, Longholes has good relationships with experts in a number of equine therapy treatments, such as an equine chiropractor and physiotherapist, Benny Fellows. Farrier Tim Rushden is also a key member of the team.

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Knowledgeable experts

Working closely with your preferred veterinary surgeon, or our renowned equine vet, Baker, McVeigh & Clements, your horse will receive individual attention in line with its veterinary rehabilitation programme. Rossdales and the Newmarket Equine Hospital along with our vet are also finding it beneficial to send horses to Longholes for their rehabilitation.

In addition, Longholes has good relationships with experts in a number of equine therapy treatments, such as an equine chiropractor and physiotherapist, Benny Fellows. Farrier Tim Rushden is also a key member of the team.

History

Established nearly 100 years ago, Longholes Stud was originally part of Sir George Bullough’s estate, which comprised of Ashley Heath Stud and Warren Hill Stud.

An avid sportsman, Sir George Bullough developed a significant racing stable and was a member of the Jockey Club. His first major success was in a steeplechase with Ballymacad who won the 1917 War National. Having then invested in flat racing, his colt Golden Myth won the 1922 Ascot Gold Cup and Eclipse Stakes. When Golden Myth retired to stud, Bullough teamed up with prominent trainer John L. Jarvis to establish Longholes Stud. In 1934, they won an English Classic when Campanula captured the 1,000 Guineas.

Sir George Bullough died in 1939 and Warren Hill Stud was sold on the demise of Lady Bullough but Longholes Stud was retained for their daughter, the late Lady Durham. The stud remained in the family, under the ownership of The Honourable John G. Lambton, up to his passing in 2012.

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Ownership

Longholes was purchased by Sheikh Fahad Al Thani in 2013. From the Royal Family of Qatar and a great fan of British racing, Sheikh Fahad first entered into racehorse ownership with the formation of Pearl Bloodstock in 2010, with David Redvers acting as his racing and bloodstock manager. Sheikh Fahad enjoyed instant success primarily with the international multiple Gr.1 winner, Dunaden, who fueled his enthusiasm for the sport.

Since then, Pearl Bloodstock has made a significant impact on the international racing scene alongside Qatar Racing. The purchase of several stallions, yearlings and older horses illustrates Sheikh Fahad’s commitment to the industry as does the acquisition of Longholes. Whilst significant investment is being made to improve the stud, its rich heritage, historic buildings and pastures will also be preserved.