Cheveley Park Stud

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Cheveley Park Stud
IndustryHorse breeding
United Kingdom
Key people
  • David and Patricia Thompson (Owners) Edit this on Wikidata
An entrance to the Cheveley Park Stud in Newmarket, Suffolk, UK

Cheveley Park Stud is a thoroughbred racehorse ownership and breeding operation in Newmarket, Suffolk, UK, which has bred and owned many notable horses. It is the oldest stud in Newmarket, the "capital" of British racing, with evidence of horse breeding on the site for over a thousand years, and became famous in the early nineteenth century.

History and ownership[edit]

Racing colours of the Cheveley Park Stud

Cheveley Park is the oldest stud in Newmarket, with some buildings dating from the sixteenth century[1] and with evidence that the site has been used for breeding horses since the reign of Æthelstan (924–939 CE).[2] It became famous in the nineteenth century under the ownership of John Manners, 5th Duke of Rutland, was sold in 1892 to Harry McCalmont and again in 1921 by his family to the trainer Robert Sherwood.[3] On Sherwood's death in 1942 it was inherited by his secretary, Albert Stafford-Smith, whose son sold it in 1975 to current owners David and Patricia Thompson. Their son Richard Thompson has taken an active interest in the Cheveley Park Stud farm over that time. The farm has owned horses such as Pivotal, Medicean, Russian Rhythm, Confidential Lady, Peeress and Nannina. His mother Patricia was also the owner of the 1992 Grand National winner, Party Politics (horse). [2][4]

The racing colours of the Cheveley Park Stud are red, with a white sash and a blue cap.[5]

Group 1 winners[edit]

Horses owned and/or bred by the Cheveley Park Stud that have won Group 1 races include:


Coordinates: 52°13′25″N 0°26′24″E / 52.2237°N 0.4400°E / 52.2237; 0.4400

  1. ^ Cassidy, Rebecca Louise (2010). Horse People: Thoroughbred Culture in Lexington and Newmarket. JHU Press. p. 78. ISBN 9780801895968.
  2. ^ a b c d e Montgomery, Sue (1 May 2005). "Racing: Business a pleasure for Lily". The Independent. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
  3. ^ a b Dossenbach, Monique; Hans D. Dossenbach; Hans Joachim Köhler (1978). Great stud-farms of the world. Morrow. pp. 115–117. ISBN 9780688033262.
  4. ^ "Cheveley Park Stud". Harbury Media. 8 June 2006.
  5. ^ "Guide to Racing: Racing Colours". Retrieved 2013-08-04.
  6. ^ "Death of Isinglass". The Times. 6 December 1911. p. 15.

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