ARTHUR KITT finishes fourth in the Breeders’ Cup


ARTHUR KITT (Camelot x Ceiling Kitty) travelled to Louisville, Kentucky last week to race in the 2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships held at Churchill Downs.

The Camelot colt thoroughly enjoyed his trip to Kentucky and put in a huge run on soft ground to finish fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, Gr. 1.

Arthur will now have some time off at Chasemore Farm before returning to Manor House Stables for his three year old campaign.


'Arthur' wins the Chesham at Royal Ascot

It was a very special day for all the team at Chasemore Farm on Saturday as ARTHUR KITT (Camelot x Ceiling Kitty) held on to win the Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot.

The two-year-old son of Camelot is out of 2012 Queen Mary winner CEILING KITTY (Red Clubs x Baldovina) who passed away whilst giving birth to Arthur Kitt.

“We loved the mare, and ever since her colt came into the yard we’ve loved him” commented trainer Tom Dascombe after the win. “It’s great for the team at home and you would hope he’d go on to better things”.

Stud Staff Required - Barn Leader and Stud Hand

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The Thoroughbred Club at Chasemore Farm

Chasemore Farm hosted a stud visit for members of The Thoroughbred Club on Saturday. Over 20 members attended for a behind the scenes tour of the facilities from Paul Coombe and a talk on Stud Medicine from resident vet, Dr. Patrick Sells.

Open to all 16-35 year olds, The Thoroughbred Club is for those with a passion for the bloodstock industry. Members of the club have the opportunity to visit a number of other exclusive behind the scenes events in 2018, for further information and details on how to join, please visit 

Racing Post Bloodstock feature on Chasemore Farm 2018 Mating Plans

Racing Post Bloodstock, 29th January 2018

"Since setting up his breeding operation at Chasemore Farm in Surrey just over ten years ago, Betfair founder Andrew Black has moved towards a more commercial approach from some fairly unconventional stallion selections and means of acquiring mares in the early days.

He was rewarded for doing so at last year's foal sales when the farm's draft, consigned to Tattersalls by the National Stud, included a Le Havre colt out of a sister to Australian Group 2 winner Permit sold to Shadwell for 140,000gns and a Lope De Vega colt from the family of Dream Ahead knocked down to JC Bloodstock for 90,000gns."

To read the full article from Martin Stevens, please click HERE.