Second for Infrastructure in hot Chester maiden

Infrastructure (GB), trained by Martyn Meade, came second in a hot maiden at Chester yesterday afternoon. He travelled midfield, went second 1f out and kept on inside the final furlong. This was a second career start for the Raven’s Pass (USA) gelding who was bred by Lane Stud Farms Ltd out of the mare Foundation Filly (GER)

Josephine Gordon's first winner in Ireland

Gordon said “That’s my first winner in Ireland and it’s a good one to get. She’s a rapid filly – she’s probably one of the quickest fillies I’ve ever sat on”

Mrs Gallagher (GB) looks set for a sharp rise in class in the King’s Stand at Royal Ascot.

Text featured on Racing UK website (8th May 2018).

Further Black type success for Mrs Gallagher

Mrs Gallagher won the Polonia Stakes (Listed Race) in Naas yesterday afternoon. Racing keenly, she was close until 1 furlong out, keeping on well she finished 1¼ lengths ahead of the field.  This was a second Listed win for this filly by Oasis Dream out of A Huge Dream. Bred by ORS Bloodstock and Stanley House Stud. She was trained by William Jarvis and ridden by Josephine Gordon.

Valuable black type for Mrs Gallagher

Mrs Gallagher (GB) won the Lansdown Stakes, Listed race at Bath on Friday evening. She raced keenly, was headed and rallied in the final furlong to win. She was trained by William Jarvis and ridden by Josephine Gordon.

Mrs Gallagher (GB), by Oasis Dream (GB), is the first foal out of the mare A Huge Dream (IRE). She was bred by Stanley House Stud and ORS Bloodstock. 

Stablemates battle on the racecourse.

Frontiersman (Dubawi / Ouija Board) was beaten by a head by his stablemate Hawkbill in the Dubai City Of Gold Group 2 in Meydan at the weekend. This was a reverse of form from last summer when Frontiersman got the better of Hawkbill in the Princess Of Wales' Stakes, Group 2 at the July Meeting last season. Both horses are trained by Charlie Appleby for Godolphin.

Listed placing for Mrs Gallagher

Mrs Gallagher gained some valuable black type when coming 3rd in the St Hugh's Stakes at Newbury. Having led the stand's side group, Mrs Gallagher kept on gamely however was beaten by the filly Eirene. 

Mrs Gallagher is trained by William Jarvis and was ridden by Silvestre De Sousa.

Group 2 placing for Frontiersman


Sent off as favourite Frontiersman had to settle for second place behind his stable companion Hawkbill in the Princess Of Wales's Group 2 over 12 furlongs at the Newmarket July Festival yesterday. Both Frontiersman and Hawkbill are trained by Charlie Appleby for Godolphin.

Another win for Mrs Gallagher


Mrs Gallagher justified favouritism to make all in the 5f Fillies' Novice Stakes at Nottingham on Saturday to win by a neck from Princess Keira. Mrs Gallagher's half brother, by Lope De Vega, is being aimed at the Tattersalls October Book 2 sales. 

Two wins from two starts

Pennsylvania Dutch made it two wins from two starts when winning the Betway Sprint over 6 furlongs at Haydock on the 10th June. The William Haggas trained gelding led in the final furlong to win by 1/2 length. He was ridden by Ben Curtis. 

Pennsylvania Dutch is by Dutch Art out of Map Of Heaven.

Gallant performance from Frontiersman

Frontiersman put up a gallant performance to finish second to Highland Reel in the Investec Coronation Cup Group 1 at Epsom this afternoon over 1m 4f. Frontiersman is trained by Charlie Appleby and was ridden by James Doyle. 

Black type for Flood Warning

Flood Warning, a three year old filly by Pivotal out of the mare Sabreon, gained some valuable black type coming second to Natavia in the Haras De Bouquetot Fillies' Trial Listed race at Newbury on Saturday. Flood Warning tracked the leaders, led 3f out and was headed 2f out by the eventual winner.

Debut winner Mrs Gallagher

The first foal out of the mare A Huge Dream, Mrs Gallagher, won bravely on debut at Ascot on Friday evening. She made the running until being headed one furlong out and kept on well to get her nose in front. A Huge Dream has a yearling colt by Lope De Vega, a filly foal by Starspangledbanner and she is in foal to Dark Angel this season. 

Another win for Frontiersman

Frontiersman stayed on strongly in the final furlong under the guidance of William Buick to win the Qatar Racing Handicap over 12 furlongs by 2 1/2 lengths at the Newmarket Guineas meeting yesterday. Trained by Charlie Appleby for Godolphin, he is now being aimed at a race at Royal Ascot.

New arrivals......

Since the beginning of the year the stud has already welcomed a number of new arrivals. These include a bay filly by Mukhadram out of the mare LIGHT FANTASTIC and a cracking Australia colt out of the mare AMBRIA. With many mares due to give birth in the forthcoming weeks, the stud will be a busy place. Hopefully Spring is just around the corner.....

Easy win for Frontiersman....

Easy win for Frontiersman (Dubawi / Ouija Board) at Newmarket yesterday afternoon in the Weatherbys General Stud Book Handicap. Ridden by William Buick, Frontiersman tracked the leaders and travelled strongly from the 2 furlong pole, he quickened 1 furlong out and ran on strongly to win by 8 lengths. 

Winning debut for Pennsylvania Dutch

Pennsylvania Dutch won first time out for his trainer, William Haggas and jockey, Ben Curtis. Pennsylvania Dutch is the second foal out of the mare MAP OF HEAVEN (GB), who is now two winners from two runners. Her Acclamation yearling colt is due to go through the Tattersalls October Book 2 Sale as Lot 844.

First win for Frontiersman

Frontiersman (Dubawi / Ouija Board) won well at Newbury yesterday evening on his second start for trainer, Charlie Appleby. Ridden by James Doyle, he tracked the leaders and took command of the race in the final furlong to win by 11/2 lengths. Frontiersman is a half brother to Champion Three year old, Australia and Group 3 Easter Cup winner (Our) Voodoo Prince.

Return date for Ouija Board

OUIJA BOARD whose mating with GALILEO produced 2014 Derby Winner AUSTRALIA, is set for a return date with Coolmore's seven time Champion sire.

The 15 year old daughter of Cape Cross, who carried the colours of her owner-breeder Lord Derby to win seven races at the highest level, is also responsible for the Group 2 winner OUR VOODOO PRINCE. 

Peter Stanley, brother of Lord Derby and owner of New England Stud said "She's going to Galileo for very obvious reasons as we'd like to get a brother or sister to AUSTRALIA"

Racing Post 28/02/2016.

New arrivals......

The stud is getting busy now with plenty of mares and their foals. Our mare FILIA REGINA (full sister to AUSTRALIA) foaled a stunning bay filly by DUBAWI on the 10th March, whilst we have also welcomed a particularly good chesnut colt by AUSTRALIA out of our mare MAP OF HEAVEN. Reports on the AUSTRALIA  foals are very positive.

H J Joel Salver - Flat Broodmare of the year

Ouija Board was awarded the H J Joel Salver for Flat Broodmare of the year, at the Thoroughbred Breeder's Association Annual awards last week, thanks to her Group 1 Derby and Group 1 Irish Derby winning son, AUSTRALIA. Lord Derby, Peter Stanley and several members of the staff were at the awards dinner to celebrate this achievement.


The 2011 son of a Derby winner (GALILEO) out of an Oaks winner, the beautiful OUIJA BOARD, this striking chestnut colt has always had huge shoes to fill and wow, hasn't he done just that?!

The inaugural running of the Epsom Derby was held in 1780, the race named after the 12th Earl of Derby who subsequently recorded his first win in the race in 1787 with a horse named SIR PETER TEAZLE. How fitting it should be that one of the most exciting horses coming into the 2014 renewal of the race should be AUSTRALIA, bred by the current Earl of Derby at Stanley House Stud, out of his Oaks winning mare OUIJA BOARD. 

GALILEO, HIGH CHAPARRAL, CAMELOT and RULER OF THE WORLD, four previous Epsom Derby winners from the powerful stable of Aidan O'Brien. With the unpredictability of racing and horses as it is, would it be possible that AUSTRALIA could provide Ballydoyle with a fifth win in the race? Previously hailed by O'Brien as the best he has ever trained, huge pressure was mounting on the horse who would surely provide the most fairytale story, should he be successful. Shrugging that off like a true Champion, AUSTRALIA smoothly cruised away from the other 15 runners to provide the Derby family and Stanley House Stud with a victory that most people simply only ever dream of. 

Not content with only winning ONE Derby, AUSTRALIA followed up at the Curragh with a scintillating win in the Irish equivalent. Justifying the odds of 1/8 favouritism, the 2011 OUIJA BOARD colt cruised to an easy victory over his four rivals. The ease of his most recent success has lead to Aiden O'Brien having to defend the Irish derby, following several critics voicing the opinion that it was now too easy - perhaps this is because the horse was simply just too good?!

It's not easy to put into words what it means to a small stud like Stanley House to have such a connection with a Derby winner, and to have his dam, sister and, until very recently, his younger brother still standing on the premises is truly incredible. Congratulations must go not only to Ballydoyle and his current owners, but must also be extended to the team at home at Stanley House. Without the hard work and dedication of the staff here, nurturing such a fantastic animal would be indescribably difficult. 

Regular jockey Joesph O'Brien is adamant that the best is yet to come from AUSTRALIA, but with future plans currently undecided for the star colt, I think it is safe to say that wherever he goes, he is most definitely not "down under"!

Return trip to Galileo for Ouija Board

STAR mare Ouija Board, whose son Australia is as short as 25-1 to win the Triple Crown this year, will return to Coolmore in the coming weeks for another mating with that colt's sire Galileo.

Ouija Board won many fans in an outstanding career, in which she won seven top-level races including the Oaks and the Irish Oaks and two renewals of the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare turf for her owner-breeder Lord Derby.

The 13 year old daughter of Cape Cross has produced four winners from four runners, including the Listed-placed Voodoo Prince, but last season's unbeaten Leopardstown Group 3 winner Australia looks the best.

Ouija Board has a yearling colt by Dubawi and was rested from breeding last year.

Martin Steven Racing Post 22/01/2014

Dual Oaks winners

Two Oaks winners gracing the paddocks at Stanley House Stud in the shape of Ouija Board and Snow Fairy. Ouija Board is due to be covered by the Champion sire Galileo whilst Snow Fairy will be covered by Elusive Pimpernel, who has recently moved to the Irish National Stud.

Stud Season ahead

Our first foals are due to be born at the stud in the next few days and they are eagerly anticipated. The staff are getting ready for a busy season and finishing projects that were started in the Autumn months. Seasonal boarding mares have started arriving from the UK and Europe for the forthcoming season.

Forthcoming sales.....

Stanley House Stud offers several lots for the forthcoming Tattersalls December Sales including the mare CLASSICAL FLAIR (GB). She is the dam of Lobster Pot, the highest priced yearling filly by Dylan Thomas in 2012. Lobster Pot has run once this year, a credible 3rd on her first start.

Voodoo Prince heading to Australia

Voodoo Prince, the first foal of the mare OUIJA BOARD, was sold at the Tattersalls Horses In Training Sale on Monday for 80,000gns to Chris Waller Racing. He was offered as part of the Ed Dunlop Racing draft.

We wish his new connections all the best for the next part of his racing career.


Group 3 win for Australia

An impressive six length win by Australia in the ICON Breeders's Cup Juvenile Turf Trial Stakes (Group 3) at Leopardstown on Saturday, sees him rocket to the head of the Investec Derby market.

Winning trainer Aidan O'Brien said "We always thought there was something different about him. We really always thought the world of him. He doesn't know he is a racehorse yet. He's very special" Racing Post (08.09.2013).

Australia becomes the first Stakes winner for his dam Ouija Board.

Win for Aegaeus at Kempton

AEGAEUS was the comfortable winner of the 8.30pm race at Kempton yesterday evening.

Dominating from the front, with Ryan Moore on board, Aegaeus kicked away from his closest two rivals in the straight to win by 4 lengths.

AEGAEUS is by Monsun out of Ouija Board.

Improvement in form for winner FILIA REGINA

Following an improvement in form the filly FILIA REGINA bolted up in the 4.15pm race at Yarmouth on Sunday.

She was having her first trip over the 14f distance and seemed to appreciate the step up in trip.

Jamie Spencer, rider of Filia Regina "They went a good gallop which suited us and it's job done as she has now won a race" (Racing Post 26.08.2013)

Changing of the Guard....

July 26th sees Andrew Biddle, our Stud Groom, leave employment at Stanley House Stud. We would like to thank him for all his efforts whilst he has been at Stanley House, he has been a huge asset to the stud and we wish him well in his new employment.

At the beginning of August we welcome our new Stud Groom, Giles Gaisford St Lawrence, to the stud. No doubt he will become a valued member of the team at the stud. Giles has previously worked on a number of studs including Hascombe and Valiant, Shadwell (Snarehill and Beech House) and Darley Stud (Kildangan and Rutland).

Australia off the mark in eyecatching fashion

Second on his debut recently, AUSTRALIA hit the mark in eyecatching fashion to win from Carla Bianca by 3/4 length in the Darley European Breeders Fund Maiden at the Curragh on Saturday. Racing prominently he went to the front 2f out and was kept up to his job to hold off the runner-up with the pair drawing clear of the rest of the field.

Following AUSTRALIA'S win,  Aidan O'Brien said "He is still very babyish. The penny hasn't dropped for him yet but he could be anything and we'll take our time with him" (Racing Post 21.07.2013).


Promising debut for Australia ....

Australia made an impressive debut in the Barronstown Stud European Breeders Fund Maiden race at the Curragh yesterday afternoon under the guidance of Joseph O' Brien.

This beautifully bred son of Galileo and Ouija Board, came within a neck of the winner, Renaissance Art.

Australia was sold by the stud at the Tattersalls October Part 1 sales last year for 525,000gns to Demi O'Bryne. He is in training with Aidan O'Brien.  


Stud season in final stages

The stud season has been at full throttle for the past few weeks and now we draw towards the final stages with the last mares due to foal in the next few days and mares being covered by the resident stallion and stallions in the Newmarket area.

Our oldest foals are now nearly 5 months old and they will be weaned from their dams in approx 4-8 weeks time depending on their age grouping.

The thoughts of yearling preparation are slowly creeping into the forefront of people minds. It is likely that the stud will consign 5-6 yearlings to the Tattersalls yearling sales in the autumn and a similar number of mares to the Tattersalls December Sales.

Voodoo makes seasonal debut a winning one

 Following a patient ride by Graham Lee, Voodoo Prince made it a winning return to racing for the season when winning the RiponBET Patent Conditions Stakes at Ripon on Saturday.

Quote from Graham Lee (in Racing Post 28.04.2013) "I won on him last year and it was nice to get on him again. That was grand".

Voodoo Prince has been steadily progressive during training and we hope that he will continue his winning ways in the months ahead.

Seasonal debut for Aegaeus

Ed Dunlop's runner, AEGAEUS, the second foal out of the globetrotting mare OUIJA BOARD made his seasonal debut at Kempton yesterday afternoon.

Racing over 1m2f it became a two horse race with AEGAEUS and Tadabeer dominating the final stages of the race.

He was extremely unlucky not to win as they were 7 lengths clear of the rest of the field. Sadly he will go up in the handicap despite not winning this race.

Lets hope he can go one better in his next race.......

Season in full swing.....

 The stud season is now in full swing. With walking-out mare visiting stallions in and around Newmarket and walking-in mares visiting our resident stallion, NOTNOWCATO, this is a busy time of year for all the staff at the stud.

With the flat season started, subject to the British weather..... we will look forward to our horses in training flying the flag for the stud. They include Voodoo Prince (5yo), Aegaeus (4yo) and Filia Regina (3yo) in training with Ed Dunlop and Charlotte's Day (2yo) in training with Sir Mark Prescott. We wish both trainers the best of luck with the forthcoming season. Let the flat season begin.......

Impressive Dubawi colt for Ouija Board

We are delighted to announce that the magnificent racemare OUIJA BOARD foaled a brown colt by Dubawi during the evening of Sunday 10th February.

He is described at this early stage as "an impressive individual".

Ouija Board will remain at Stanley House Stud for approximately 2-3 weeks before leaving for Ireland. She is due to be covered by Galileo. This will be a return visit to Galileo as her 2011 colt, who was sold at the Tattersalls Part 1 sale for 525,000gns to John Magnier, was also by Galileo. We also have a three year old full sister, Filia Regina, in training. 

Ouija Board was the winner of seven Group 1 races around the world and around £3,500,000 in prize money.

A flurry of foals......

We have started the foaling season with a flurry.... with 4 foals already on the ground to date. These include two good sized well put together Notnowcato foals, who were born on the 22nd and 23rd January, out of the mares Encore My Love and Rowan Flower respectively.

We also have an Exceed and Excel colt out of the mare Off Chance (born 9th Jan) and a Cape Cross filly out of the mare Ambria (born 16th Jan).

With further foals due in the forthcoming weeks, the paddocks will house a number of mares and their new born foals as we head towards the start of the covering season.

First foal born for 2013

The stud welcomed the birth of our first foal, of the 2013 season, in the early hours of the 9th January. The maiden foaling mare OFF CHANCE (GB) produced a bay colt by Exceed and Excel (AUS). Both mare and foal are doing well and we look forward to watching him grow in the forthcoming months.

Sales season upon us

Stanley House Stud offers several lots at the Tattersalls December sale including the mare Empress Charlotte, a winner and an unlucky 2nd on 5 occasions, she is in foal to the resident stallion Notnowcato. The stud offers 2 yearlings, 3 mares and 3 foals at this sale.

Sales season upon us (2)

Stanley House Stud offers several lots at the Tattersalls December sale including the mare Empress Charlotte, a winner and an unlucky 2nd on 5 occasions, she is in foal to the resident stallion Notnowcato. The stud offers 2 yearlings, 3 mares and 3 foals at this sale.

Solid sales for stud

As the Tattersalls Part 2 sale draws to an end, the stud can look back on a good sale. Lot 1441 Dylan Thomas / Classical Flair is sold for 38,000gns to Mrs A Skiffington. The highest priced Dylan Thomas of the Part 2 sales. Whilst the home bred Notnowcato / Encore My Love is sold for 32,000gns to Andrew Balding.

Progeny makes over half a million

The first progeny of the outstanding race mare OUIJA BOARD to go to the sales ring was knocked down to John Magnier for 525,000gns and heads across the water to Ireland. Lord Derby said “That was a very successful sale and I’m delighted for John Magnier, who knows the sire so well. The colt looked wonderful and that was down to the fantastic team at Stanley House Stud, who did such a good job with him”.

Voodoo earns Blacktype

Voodoo Prince earns black type following his third place effort in the Foundation Stakes at Goodwood this afternoon. Kieren Fallon rode an enterprising ride to keep the son of Ouija Board in the placings, with Primevere and Ektihaam finishing 1st and 2nd in a tight battle for the honours.

Tattersalls Draft

Tattersalls Book 2 sale sees the stud bring two yearlings to the sales ring. Lot 1441 a Dylan Thomas filly out a mare from the immediate family of Jolypha and Dancing Brave. This filly comes to the sale on behalf of a client.

Voodoo success

Voodoo Prince, trained by E Dunlop,  won the City of Ripon Stakes (over a mile and a quarter) today providing Graham Lee with a half century of flat winners since switching codes earlier in the year.

Ouija offspring to Tattersalls

This year Stanley House Stud offers for sale at the Tattersalls Book 1 sale a Galileo colt out of the magnificent race mare Ouija Board. He is catalogued as Lot 172 and sells on Tuesday 9thOctober.

This colt is the first of Ouija Board’s offspring to be brought to the sales ring with previous progeny having been retained to race in the colours of Lord Derby.