Some of the finest limestone land in the country, a highly professional and experienced staff combined with excellent facilities provide the best possible environment for raising thoroughbred racehorses at Coolmore. 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 – view video here.

  • 24hr resident veterinary care.
  • On-site 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 farrier 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.


Coolmore has six specialised foaling units where your mare and her newborn will receive the very best of care. Some of the world’s best breeders entrust us with foaling their mares.

The foaling units generally operate from January to the end of May. Mares ideally arrive one month before their due date after which they are monitored around the clock by our foaling staff.

  • 24-hour supervision by highly experienced foaling staff, skilled in post and ante-natal care.
  • Individual nursery paddocks.
  • On-site neo-natal & intensive care unit.
  • All Coolmore foaling units are within close proximity of the world class Fethard Equine Hospital.
  • Complete fostering service should the need arise.
  • Colostrum bank with high quality colostrum if required.
  • Regular reports and photos to keep you updated on the progress of your stock.

Fethard Equine Hospital

Fethard Equine Hospital, situated adjacent to Coolmore, is one of the most modern and advanced equine hospitals in the world. The state-of-the-art facilities include three surgical suites, an intensive care facility featuring a neonatal critical care unit, as well as an advanced diagnostic imaging facility.

Short keyhole joint surgery, standing fracture repair, mare reproductive and colic surgery are routine procedures undertaken here.

Diagnostic tools include Digital X-ray, Endoscopy, Ultrasound examination and Arthroscopy in addition to a fully equipped diagnostic laboratory. The practice is also at the forefront of 3D imaging with the very latest in diagnostic CT technology.

Multiple Board-Certified Equine Surgeons, along with a specialised internal medicine team are presently working in the hospital, assisted by a large team of interns, veterinary nurses, laboratory, barn and administrative staff.

There is 24-hour cover provided at the hospital with several vets and nurses living on site to ensure the highest standard of veterinary care.