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

Last Foal Of 2021, A Pretty Filly By Sea The Moon 20/05/21

Our last foal arrived at a very civilized time of 4.30pm 20/0521. A pretty filly foal out of The Pirates Queen by Sea The Moon. She is full sister to AppleTree's Lunar Bounty and Lunar Shadow both have shown ability in recent runs and look winners in waiting. We will probably retain the filly and send her into training as a 3yo, we look forward to seeing her grow and develop. The Pirates Queen will have a very well earned rest this season with a view to a possible early cover in 2022. 

A Super Saturday of Firsts 09/05/21

A fantastic day of first was had yesterday. A first Double for AppleTree at Lingfield Park, including our first Listed Winner SHERBET LEMON. The day kicked off with a bang when INCHICORE (Galileo x Luas Line) trained by one of my old allies Alan King won the £20 Sports Welcome Offer At Novibet Handicap over 1m5f, bolting up by 6 lengths from stable companion Green Planet. INCHICORE loves that ground and looks like she is well capable of gaining black type in the near future and with her page is a great broodmare prospect. It was a Saturday that kept on giving as INCHICORE'S success was immediately followed by our Archie Watson trained SHERBET LEMON ( Lemon Drop kid x Famous) winning the Novibet Oaks Trial Fillies' Stakes (Listed Race) (Class 1) over an extended 1m3f from Roger Varian's Save A Forrest. The result was a first listed win for AppleTree. Lemon as we call her will now go straight to Epsom for the Oaks. We hope our filly has a live each way chance as she stays well, handles all conditions and has shown she can deal with an undulating track. Win loose or draw at Epsom she is of great importance and holds great value as a future broodmare prospect. I would also go as far to say that yesterdays racing was the best day I've Had since retiring from riding and AppleTree's dream is very much alive. 

BREEDING FLAT RACE HORSES WITH INTEGRITY & TRANSPARENCY AT THE FOREFRONT