Life after Park House Stables

People often ask what happens to horses when they leave Park House Stables. Some are sold privately or by public auction at the Horses In Training Sales and continue to race for new connections. Many horses have gone on from here to have successful careers in the National Hunt sphere (for example Cheltenham Festival winner Flaxen Flare, Aintree Festival winner Taglietelle, and Irish Champion Hurdle winner Supasundae), whilst others excel abroad (for example Master Of Wine, a Group 3 winner and Group 1 placed in Australia, and Urban Aspect, a Group 3 winner and Group 1 placed in Hong Kong under his new name Ka Ying Star). Many of the fillies trained here will retire to be broodmares – either for their original owners or having been sold at the end of their racing careers, whilst a few top male horses will go on to be stallions, such as Passing Glance, Phoenix Reach, and more recently Elm Park, Donjuan Triumphant and Kameko.

Some horses will reach the end of their racing careers whilst at Park House, whether due to age, injury, level of ability or simply having fallen out of love with the game. In these cases we will work with their owners to find them a good home out of racing. Rehoming and retraining a thoroughbred racehorse is not always easy and should only be taken on with full awareness of the demands that may be involved in terms of time, effort, skill and finances, but in the right hands many ex-racehorses go on to have wonderful second careers in a whole variety of different settings and disciplines, living long and happy lives and bringing much joy to their connections.

Past Stars

Here we look at some of Kingsclere’s past stars who have successfully transitioned to a long and happy life outside of racing.