WELCOME TO DUNRAVEN STUD
Perfectly situated in the heartland of wales
No stone has been left unturned in developing the necessary state of the art facilities here at Dunraven Stud, with 200+ acres and over 50 stables with paddocks.
Since purchasing Llanmihangel Farm in 2004 in the heartland of South Wales, I have wanted to develop a stud that could rival any other stud across the UK. Every stud has different facilities to suit various bodies, but my main aim was to encompass all aspects of bloodstock production from conception to the racecourse.
It isn’t just the stallions that make up a successful stud and the whole package has to match up. No stone has been left unturned in developing the necessary state of the art facilities, taking ideas from my visits to studs in England and Ireland, plus expanding on our own thoughts and ideas. Indeed, it goes far beyond the production of foals. We have invested heavily to make sure that youngstock have the very best environment to grow and develop either to be produced for sale as “stores” or taken to the racecourse to hopefully fulfill their potential.
It is a source of great pride to see all the produce on the ground as foals, but when you take that foal through it’s journey all the way through to the racecourse, there is an enormous amount of personal satisfaction and I am sure that more than one or two will prove to be “Champions” over the coming years. The 200+ acres benefits from free draining sandy soil and a mild climate, ideal for growing and developing young stock. Our facilities comprise over 50 stables with paddocks protected by ancient hedgerows. The yard is fully staffed 24 hours a day by a highly experienced team of stud hands. This is complimented by the highest levels of veterinary care constantly on call.
May I wish you all the best with your breeding and racing plans and I look forward to welcoming many of you to Wales in the near future.
Employee of the Year – Jessica Fortt
Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards 2015
Jessica was awarded with the perpetual Godolphin Trophy by presenter Clare Balding and special guest presenter and three-time Champion Flat Jockey Ryan Moore at an event hosted by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), and partnered by the Racing Post. She was also presented with a cheque for the total of a staggering £40,000, of which £20,000 will be shared amongst the staff at the Dunraven Stud in Wales.
Jessica started her career at the Racing School and joined Dunraven Stud 16 years ago, after a bad facial injury ruined a promising apprentice career. She originally helped train pointers before moving on to the breeding operation at Dunraven Stud.
Jessica carries out all aspects of the work on the stud, including the office administration, stallion handling, foaling throughout the season, breaking in, updating owners and even sends videos to owners of their new foals. Her dedication, hard-work and passion typifies what the racing industry should be proud of in stud and stable staff.