An exciting year ahead for the Breeding & Racing Club

An exciting year ahead for the Breeding & Racing Club

4th Apr 2018

The Irish National Stud’s Breeding and Racing Club has a lot to look forward to for 2018. A small group of enthusiasts from around the world, have banded together to enjoy the pleasures of owning and breeding racehorses based here at the stud and with Irish trainers.  We usually breed two mares, sell their offspring as foals and race at least two youngsters.

Athletic Dragon Pulse filly 

This year has already given a lot of excitement to the club. We have welcomed a healthy and athletic looking Dragon Pulse filly out of Weekend Getaway. And are shortly due the arrival of another foal by No Nay Never. Both of these foals will hopefully head to the sales at Goffs, much to the excitement of the members. 

The club has also been lucky to visit a number of top studs and training yards including to Gordon Elliot’s back in February, the home of many National Hunt superstars. The day was fantastic and the crew were welcoming and very helpful. We are delighted to see him have so much success.

We have many more exciting trips planned for the year ahead, including a great day of racing at Leopardstown Racecourse, to the mighty Kildangan Stud & a day of racing on the beach at Laytown races. 

We have two fillies in training this year and we are very excited to see what they can do. The first is Divine Approach, a three year old half-sister to Red Cadeaux. We introduced you all to her last year and she has really come into herself.  Find out more about last years thrills and spills from previous blogs.


Divine Approach with the club

Divine Approach has enjoyed her work immensely and we cannot wait for her three year old campaign to start as she seems to have all the attributes of a future star. Racehorses can make dreams come true and a runner in the Oaks is in our minds (dreaming!).

Our second filly is a stunning two year old by Invincible Spirit out of Lethal Quality. This homebred filly is well related and we are very excited to have her as part of the club. 

It has been a wonderful time for the club which has included many days racing, exclusive visits to stud farms and training yards – we really try to paint the full picture of the bloodstock industry, from the breeding shed to the racecourse, the INS Breeding & Racing Club offers you the chance to experience all the thrills and spills of breeding and racing thoroughbreds.


If you would like to join the Irish National Stud Breeding & Racing Club why not get in touch with Ellen Mitchell on 045 521 251 or by email at



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