Farms

Coolmore Stud, based in Fethard, County Tipperary in the Republic of Ireland, is generally acknowledged to be the world’s biggest, and best, thoroughbred racehorse breeding operation. Situated in the heart of the Golden Vale on over 7,000 prime acres of Ireland’s finest limestone land, Coolmore provides the perfect environment for breeding and raising thoroughbreds.

Careful management ensures that the land continues to offer the necessary nutrients for optimal growth and health of thoroughbreds. A highly-professional and experienced staff combined with excellent facilities provide the best possible environment for raising thoroughbred racehorses. From breeding, to foaling, to the weaning process, for the season or full-time, our emphasis at Coolmore Stud is on personalised care and attention for your horses.3 purpose-built foaling units encompassing 24hr supervision
24hr resident veterinary care
On-site veterinary hospital with neo-natal intensive care unit

  • Quarantine and isolation facilities
  • Close proximity to Fethard Equine Hospital, one of Ireland’s leading equine hospitals
  • Year round night staff
  • Full time and stud season boarders
  • Boarding of mares visiting non Coolmore Stud stallions are also welcome
  • World-class farriery team
  • Own fleet of equine transport
  • Complete fostering service
  • Regular reports and photos to keep you up to date on the progress of your stock

Originally inherited by Battle of Britain flying ace Tim Vigors in 1945, what was to become Coolmore Stud started out as a small agricultural farm. John Magnier in conjunction with his late father-in-law, the outstanding horse trainer Vincent O’ Brien, and Robert Sangster took over the 350-acre existing farm from Vigors in 1975 with the objective of creating a world class thoroughbred stallion operation.

Today, Coolmore is celebrated as a world-class thoroughbred stud farm  which has a long list of champions on its past and present rosters.

Many of these champions were trained nearby in the world-famous Ballydoyle Stables, established by John Magnier’s late father-in-law Vincent O’Brien and from which Aidan O’Brien now trains.

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