BREEDING FLAT RACE HORSES WITH INTEGRITY & TRANSPARENCY AT THE FOREFRONT

MAXIMISING POTENTIAL

Based in the rolling hills of the North Cotswolds our aim at Apple Tree Stud is to build a boutique Broodmare band, breeding top quality stock in the pursuit of top class racehorses.

ABOUT THE FARM

North Cotswolds

Established 2014, 120 acres of prime pasture 3miles southeast of Stow-on the-Wold. Run by former National Hunt Jockey Robert (Choc) Thornton.

THE FARM

MEET THE TEAM

AppleTree Stud

Our team is composed of highly experienced people enabling us to offer the highest possible level of care and attention to detail.

THE TEAM

BROODMARES

Matings

Find out more about the pedigree of AppleTree Stud broodmares.

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HORSES IN TRAINING

AppleTree Stud List

See the latest details of our horses in training and their trainers.

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YOUNG STOCK

Yearlings & Foals

Click to view the current information about our newest arrivals on the farm.

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UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL

Our aim is to build a boutique Broodmare band, breeding top quality stock. Buying and selling yearlings, foals in the pursuit of top class racehorses. Investment opportunities in the near future with integrity and transparency at the forefront.

WHAT WE DO

NEWS & TIPS

Heavenly Breath Breezes To Win At Kempton 10/08/22

Heavenly Breath (Dark Angel x Astonishing) 2yo filly opened her account at Kempton this afternoon when winning the Unibet/British Stallion Studs EBF Fillies' Novice Stakes by 4 lengths from Liberty Mountain for Archie Watson under a lovely ride from Jim Crowley. She is a home bred filly out of AppleTrees mare Astonishing. Heavenly Breath is the third foal to reach the track and win making Astonishing 3 winners from 3 runners, her half brothers both achieved stakes form and it would be a dream to get some black type for our filly. Having said this we went to Kempton's all weather track as Archie Watson and I did not want to run the filly on rattling ground. We have time now so Archie will wait for the weather to break, we also think Heavenly Breath will be progressive as a 3yo.

Smooth Success For Lunar Shadow At Uttoxeter 13/07/22

Lunar Shadow (Sea The Moon x The Pirates Queen) made it 2 wind from 3 starts over hurdles with a smooth success in the Total Waste Management Mares' Novices' Hurdle over 2miles at Uttoxeter this afternoon, She  settled well behind the leaders and jumped nicely showing no ill effect from her fall at Stratford on her previous start before coming away to win by 6 1/2 length from Betty's Banjo. AppleTree's filly may find life a little more difficult now under a double penalty, although we do have the option of a spin back on the flat. Hurdles can often sharpen a horse up and she looks an attractive proposition back on the level off her mark of 60. We will fiddle away through the rest of the summer before Lunar is retired to paddocks.

BREEDING FLAT RACE HORSES WITH INTEGRITY & TRANSPARENCY AT THE FOREFRONT