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Behind the scenes at Darley and Juddmonte

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Frankel and Rob Bowley at Banstead Manor Stud

gave the group a look at the Tattersalls sale ring and explained the process of buying and selling yearlings. The Thoroughbred Club would like to thank both studs for providing such an interesting and memorable day for our

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who has looked after Frankel since he arrived at the stud in 2012 and find out what it is really like to look after a champion. Once the coach returned members to Tattersalls, another of the club’s committee members, Harvey Bell,

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n Saturday, June 9 members of The Thoroughbred Club were treated to a behind-the-scenes look at two of the largest stud farms in Newmarket and the chance to meet some of the most well-known stallions in the world. The day started with a short coach ride from Tattersalls to Darley’s Dalham Hall Stud, where members were greeted by one of the club’s committee members, Claudia McDougall, who gave a brief talk on the Godolphin operation and some of its stallions. After this the group were given a tour of the stallion paddocks, allowing them the chance to get close to some of the stallions, including the phenomenal leading British-based sire Dubawi and New Approach, the sire of this year’s Derby winner Masar. The tour also included a behind-thescenes look at the covering shed and prep area, where Claudia explained the process of booking mares in and covering. After the tour members were dropped back in Newmarket, giving them time to explore the town’s facilities such as the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art. In the afternoon, members were collected by coach and taken to Juddmonte’s Banstead Manor Stud, where they were greeted by Nominations Assistant Eoin Fives and given a parade of the stallions. The highlight for many was the chance to meet the legendary Frankel, who was more than willing to pose for photos with the group. Members also had the chance to chat to Rob Bowley,

New Approach, one of Dalham Hall’s star stallions and sire of this year’s Derby hero Masar, stands alongside fellow Derby victor Golden Horn

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