Sales Preparation

WATERSHIP Down Stud and Kiltinan Castle Stud have established a reputation throughout Europe as one of the continent’s leading thoroughbred consigners.

Watership Down Stud consigns yearlings at a variety of sales and is considered to be a reliable source of success year in, year out.

Since 2004, Watership Down has never been out of the top-10 consigners of yearlings at Tattersalls October Book 1, a remarkable statistic for an operation that only sells an average of 14 yearlings per sale.

Kiltinan Castle Stud has built up a formidable reputation as one of the leading vendors at the Tattersalls Breeding Stock Sale held in December. Both Watership Down and Kiltinan Castle Stud prepare mares and fillies in/out of training, which are then consigned under the Kiltinan Castle Stud banner.

Their results in recent years are outstanding and this was highlighted in 2012 when Twyla Tharp, dam of the multiple Group 1 winner The Fugue, topped the sale at 1.7million guineas.

Both Watership Down and Kiltinan Stud pride themselves on achieving the best possible results for their clients. Each horse receives individual and tailored care from our highly experienced staff, and we work closely with the best specialist farriers and vets in the industry to ensure your bloodstock will arrive at the sales perfectly prepared. As an example all our yearlings are walked in hand by their dedicated handler every day prior to their sale, so they are relaxed and confident when they are shown to prospective buyers and walk through the sales ring. 

For more information about our sales preparation services and rates please contact info@watershipdownstud.co.uk