Irish National Stud

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Latest News & Events

  • The ITM Irish Stallion Trail20/01/2015The ITM Irish Stallion Trail is a great opportunity to view many of the world’s leading stallions as Ireland’s top Flat & National Hunt Stud farms open their doors over three days. Before the official opening of the traditional covering season of early to mid-February, Irish stud farms will showcase some of the very best sires available to breeders in 2015.

  • Irish National Stud Breeding and Racing Club Trainer Selected17/01/2015Willie McCreery will train the first two-year-old for the Irish National Stud Breeding and Racing Club this year, a filly by Invincible Spirit.

  • Americain will stand at the Irish National Stud in 201516/01/2015John Osborne said ‘the handsome Americain will be popular on looks alone and his first foals have his strength and quality. He will bring balance to our roster which is dominated by speed influences. Americain’s pedigree has class in every generation and his sire was revered in America and a classic sire in Europe. Americain can emulate that given the support his race record deserves. Mr. Kelley will be keen to race his stock.

About The Stud & Horse Stud Farm

The farm at Tully was purchased from the Fay family in 1900 by Colonel William Hall Walker.  Hall Walker became the most successful breeder of the age, enjoying his finest hour when King Edward VII led MINORU, born and raised at Tully, into Epsom's winner's enclosure following a famous victory in the 1909 Derby. 

In 1915 the farm and all its stock was gifted to the Crown and became The National Stud under the leadership of Sir Henry Greer. The success continued with the farm producing the winners of all five Classics.  In 1942 SUN CHARIOT, born and bred at Tully, earned herself an indelible place in racing history when landing the fillies' Triple Crown - the 1,000 Guineas, Oaks and St. Leger – for King George VI.

Almost seven decades later, in May 2011, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II came to the Irish National Stud to see for herself where the winners of five Classics for her family were produced.