ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL STUD FARMS IN EUROPE




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Cheveley Park Stud Ltd. Registered No. 1222930.

Tel: 00 44 (0)1638 730316


Registered in England.

Fax: 00 44 (0)1638 730868


Registered Office: Cheveley Park Stud,

e-mail: enquiries@cheveleypark.co.uk


Duchess Drive, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 9DD


Welcome to Cheveley Park Stud

Cheveley Park Stud is renowned as one of the most successful thoroughbred horse farms in Europe.


Situated in Newmarket, England – the ancestral home of horse racing – the stud extends to just under 1,000 acres. Cheveley Park Stud itself is home to eight top class stallions, while the nearby Sandwich, Strawberry Hill, Ashley Heath and Warren Hill divisions accommodate the company's other bloodstock interests.


Current Owners: David & Patricia Thompson


Dutch Art

(2004 ch. Medicean - Halland Park Lass by Spectrum)
The Leading young Sire in the UK.
2015 Fee: £40,000 (1st Oct LF Free Return Terms)




(1998 b. Pivotal - Pretty Poppy by Song)
Champion Sprinter and Multiple Group Winning sire.
2013 Fee: £12,500 (1st Oct LF Free Return Terms)


Mayson


(2008 b. Invincible Spirit - Mayleaf by Pivotal)
Winner of the Gr.1 Darley July Cup by 5 lengths.
2013 Fee: £8,000 (1st Oct LF Free Return Terms)
New For 2013.


Cheveley Park Stud News

Kyllachy

(1998 b. Pivotal - Pretty Poppy by Song)
Champion Sprinter and Multiple Group Winning sire

2015 Fee: £15,000 (1st Oct LF Free Return Terms)




(1998 b. Pivotal - Pretty Poppy by Song)
Champion Sprinter and Multiple Group Winning sire.
2013 Fee: £12,500 (1st Oct LF Free Return Terms)


Mayson


(2008 b. Invincible Spirit - Mayleaf by Pivotal)
Winner of the Gr.1 Darley July Cup by 5 lengths.
2013 Fee: £8,000 (1st Oct LF Free Return Terms)
New For 2013.


Mayson

(2008 b. Invincible Spirit - Mayleaf by Pivotal)
Winner of the Gr.1 Darley July Cup by 5 lengths.
2015 Fee: £6,000 (1st Oct LF Free Return Terms)





(1998 b. Pivotal - Pretty Poppy by Song)
Champion Sprinter and Multiple Group Winning sire.
2013 Fee: £12,500 (1st Oct LF Free Return Terms)


Mayson


(2008 b. Invincible Spirit - Mayleaf by Pivotal)
Winner of the Gr.1 Darley July Cup by 5 lengths.
2013 Fee: £8,000 (1st Oct LF Free Return Terms)
New For 2013.


Medicean

(1997 ch. Machiavellian - Mystic Goddess by Storm Bird)
Sire of another three Group 1 winners in 2012.

2015 Fee: £8,000 (1st Oct LF Free Return Terms)




(1998 b. Pivotal - Pretty Poppy by Song)
Champion Sprinter and Multiple Group Winning sire.
2013 Fee: £12,500 (1st Oct LF Free Return Terms)


Mayson


(2008 b. Invincible Spirit - Mayleaf by Pivotal)
Winner of the Gr.1 Darley July Cup by 5 lengths.
2013 Fee: £8,000 (1st Oct LF Free Return Terms)
New For 2013.


Pivotal

(1993 ch. Polar Falcon - Fearless Revival by Cozzene)
One of the Worlds leading sires

2015 Fee: £45,000 (1st Oct LF Free Return Terms)




(1998 b. Pivotal - Pretty Poppy by Song)
Champion Sprinter and Multiple Group Winning sire.
2013 Fee: £12,500 (1st Oct LF Free Return Terms)


Mayson


(2008 b. Invincible Spirit - Mayleaf by Pivotal)
Winner of the Gr.1 Darley July Cup by 5 lengths.
2013 Fee: £8,000 (1st Oct LF Free Return Terms)
New For 2013.



Our Stallions






Mayson


(2008 b. Invincible Spirit - Mayleaf by Pivotal)
Winner of the Gr.1 Darley July Cup by 5 lengths.
2013 Fee: £8,000 (1st Oct LF Free Return Terms)
New For 2013.


Garswood - New in 2015

(2010 b. Dutch Art - Penchant by Kyllachy)
Leading Sprinter from a very fast family.
2015 Fee: £7,000 (1st Oct LF Free Return Terms)




(1998 b. Pivotal - Pretty Poppy by Song)
Champion Sprinter and Multiple Group Winning sire.
2013 Fee: £12,500 (1st Oct LF Free Return Terms)


Mayson


(2008 b. Invincible Spirit - Mayleaf by Pivotal)
Winner of the Gr.1 Darley July Cup by 5 lengths.
2013 Fee: £8,000 (1st Oct LF Free Return Terms)
New For 2013.


Intello

(2010 b. Galileo - Impressionnante by Danehill)
The Leading French 3yo and Prix du Jockey Club winner.
2015 Fee: £25,000 (1st Oct LF Free Return Terms)




(1998 b. Pivotal - Pretty Poppy by Song)
Champion Sprinter and Multiple Group Winning sire.
2013 Fee: £12,500 (1st Oct LF Free Return Terms)


Mayson


(2008 b. Invincible Spirit - Mayleaf by Pivotal)
Winner of the Gr.1 Darley July Cup by 5 lengths.
2013 Fee: £8,000 (1st Oct LF Free Return Terms)
New For 2013.


Lethal Force

(2009 gr. Dark Angel - Land Army by Desert Style)
The Cartier Champion Sprinter of 2013.
2015 Fee: £10,000 (1st Oct LF Free Return Terms)




(1998 b. Pivotal - Pretty Poppy by Song)
Champion Sprinter and Multiple Group Winning sire.
2013 Fee: £12,500 (1st Oct LF Free Return Terms)


Mayson


(2008 b. Invincible Spirit - Mayleaf by Pivotal)
Winner of the Gr.1 Darley July Cup by 5 lengths.
2013 Fee: £8,000 (1st Oct LF Free Return Terms)
New For 2013.


Racing Post, Bloodstock World, 13/12/14

THE US author Ken Kesey once said: “You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to the place and making a case.” That statement certainly resonates when it comes to launching a new stallion, something the team at Cheveley Park Stud is preparing to do for the fourth time in three years.

Of course, Mayson, Intello, Lethal Force and 2015 addition Garswood are by no means pathfinders in the delicate task of standing a freshman sire. The Newmarket stud, which was bought by David and Patricia Thompson in 1975, has a long and illustrious history of standing stallions – from Triple Crown winner Isinglass around the turn of the last century, to Gimcrack winner Music Boy, the first stallion to stand under the stud’s current ownership, to its present day lynchpin Pivotal.

Cheveley Park Stud’s managing director Chris Richardson was on hand to oversee the launch of Pivotal into the British stallion ranks, and will do the same next year for fellow homebred and Prix Maurice de Gheest winner Garswood.

“We’re very fortunate in that we have a very loyal client base,” says Richardson on the topic of how to begin marketing a new sire. “The fact we’re largely sprinter-orientated suits our client base very well, and also suits our broodmare band of 135, so we can support our stallions who are yet to be proven with quality mares.

“For example, we have a very exciting colt by Mayson out of Hypnotize, the dam of Cheveley Park Stakes winner Hooray, and also a very nice colt by him out of Pious [the dam of Penitent and Supplicant].

“We don’t have the wherewithal to go out and buy lots of foals and yearlings [by our stallions] as some operations do, but what we try to do – and Mr and Mrs Thompson are very much at the forefront of this – is to support them with quality mares.”

The stud’s practice of selling the majority of its colts and retaining the fillies to race is well-known, and while a major factor in that is to generate to capital to buy new stallions, it also offers the chance to showcase a stallion’s stock.

“Some will go to the sales, and some will be raced, in order to try and make these horses,” says Richardson, speaking just a fortnight after Mayson’s first foals sold for a high of 90,000gns and an average of 28,901gns – almost four times his 2013 stud fee of £8,000. “We were delighted with Mayson’s first crop. The physicals were extremely well received and I think they complement the horse himself – he’s a beautifully balanced horse and offers a great mix of Invincible Spirit and Pivotal.”

Pivotal, not only the damsire of Mayson but also last year’s Nassau Stakes heroine Winsili and recent Breeders’ Cup Turf winner Main Sequence, began what has been an outstanding year for Cheveley Park Stud both on and off the track when his son African Story stormed home to land the Dubai World Cup.

He also features as the sire of Garswood’s damsire and fellow Cheveley stallion Kyllachy, while the new addition’s sire Dutch Art and grandsire Medicean also stand at the picturesque farm. 

STICKING to farm policy, Garswood was offered at auction and fetched 19,000gns from the Tattersalls December Foal Sale in 2010. Like Mayson, he carried the colours of owner David Armstrong before the stud bought into him following some taking performances at two including breaking his maiden in the 5f Harry Rosebery Stakes at Ayr.

“We race the fillies, but from a more commercial aspect offer all the colts who are sound and able to be offered,” says Richardson. “We need to procure the funds through selling some of the youngstock so we can go to the marketplace and acquire the proven article, like Garswood.

“We’re also expanding our net, so to speak, in having been fortunate enough to stand Intello, a Classic-winning beautifully-bred son of Galileo on behalf of the Wertheimer brothers in partnership with Haras du Quesnay.”

Intello will stand 2016 and 2017 at Quesnay, with future plans yet to be finalised, but was on show ahead of the 2015 season during the recent breeding stock sales in Newmarket.

“We’ve been fortunate this last couple of weeks, we’ve never been so busy, with thousands of people coming to look at the stallions,” says Richardson. “They were interested to see Garswood, but it’s also a wonderful way of refreshing memories of the horses we have and the horses who have stock to come.”

Those with stock to come include Lethal Force, winner of last year’s Diamond Jubilee Stakes and the July Cup – a double achieved this year by Slade Power, a son of the stud’s Dutch Art.

Other highlights of the season included a Group 1 double by homebred filly Integral and the emergence of classy stayer Gospel Choir.

The results are a fitting tribute to the many years’ work put into the stud by the Thompsons, Richardson and the team.

“Mr and Mrs Thompson are avid supporters of the industry and passionate about their horses – both racing and breeding,” says Richardson. “Mrs Thompson said she feels very much the custodian of Cheveley Park Stud, given all its history.”

But looking to the future, the next step is to launch Garswood as successfully as his studmates through the farm’s policy of leading by example and supporting their new addition with its blue-chip broodmare band – and an old breeder’s adage.

“We set out to do our best,” says Richardson. “We breed the best, to the best, and hope for the best.”