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

New Arrival shine’s A Little Light at AppleTree 24/03/20

Some good news, Midnight Thoughts foaled a healthy strong filly foal by supper sire Kingman last night. She delivered the filly at 9.40pm, it was a straight forward foaling giving us hope for the future. It is not the first time I've mentioned Midnight is 3 winners from 3 foals of racing age, with a Shalaa 2yo filly to run for us once racing gets going again in training with William Haggas. The new Kingman filly gives a great chance for a superstar racehorse as well as a broodmare prospect. We will watch her grow and develop until she can carry AppleTrees's green and white color's.

Bad News Keeps Coming, Blast Looses Her Frankel Filly Foal 23/03/20

It is with great sadness that I have to report that Absolute Blast's filly foal by Frankel had to be put to sleep after suffering complications during Foaling in the early hours of Friday morning. She was in the wrong position and had to be helped but we were unable to get the foal out without her being starved of oxygen. As a result she displayed signs of advanced NNE neonatal encephalopathy and was admitted to Anglesey Lodge Equine Facility for intensive care, however she failed to improve and it was agreed that the kindest thing we could do was to put her down. These decisions are never taken lightly and are very difficult to make. We did everything we could and I would like to thank the wonderful team at Yeomanstown Stud where Blast is lodging and the excellent vet work done by Anglesey Lodge and Bena Hickey. I am happy to report that Absolute Blast is fine and recovering.

BREEDING FLAT RACE HORSES WITH INTEGRITY & TRANSPARENCY AT THE FOREFRONT