Other Yorkshire Studs - L
Little Pockthorpe Stud
Kilham, Driffield, East Yorks, YO25 0SY
Current Stallions: Tigani (2000: £350)
Notes: Tigani is a son of former Goosemoor Stud resident Good Times. Born in 1986 Tigani was second in the King's Stand S G2, Temple S G2 and Cornwallis S G3 and placed in numerous other good sprints.
Stockhill Green, Thirkleby, Thirsk, North Yorks
Owner: Massarella Family
Type: Public (when a stud)
Previous Stallions:Primitive Rising, Nomadic Way, Perpendicular
Notes: Owned by Louis Massarella (also a renowned breeder of racing pigeon's) Louella Stud used to stand a number of mid to lower range stallions, perhaps the best known of which was Nomadic Way (Tote Cesarewitch, Wessel Cable Champion Hurdle (twice), BonusPrint Stayers Hurdle, 2nd.Champion Hurdle (twice)). However in the mid nineties the stallions were transferred to the 'other' Louella Stud in Leicestershire. Former manager of Louella (Yorks) was Don Chambers who used to be stud groom at the Busk Hill Stud. In June 2005 Stockhill Green Farm, with 5 bed farmhouse, groom's flat, 54 boxes and 155 acres was placed on the market for £1.1m. At the end of 2005 trainer Geoff Harker moved into the yard.
Low Ground Stud
Low Ground Fold, Howsham, Nr.York YO60 7PN
Owner: Mark C Collins BVSc (Hons), CertEP, CertESM, MRCVS
Notes: Mark Collins is a leading equestrian vet, and senior Vice-President of the British Equestrian Vets Association. He is a partner in the Minster Equine Veterinary Clinic at Upper Poppleton, just outside York and runs the stud from his home at Low Ground.
Low House Stud
Low House, Hanging Grimston, Kirby Underdale, York
Owner: Lord Halifax
Notes: Part of the Garrowby Estate (which includes Garrowby Stud) this stud was formerly the northern base of Lady Ruth Halifax (she also owned Swynford Paddocks Stud in Newmarket). After an interim period from 1990 to 1995 when it was used as a spillover yard by Jimmy Fitzgerald (who also kept a few broodmares there) the stud was leased in 1996 by Hamish Alexander, who had sold his 64 acre Partridge Close Stud in Co.Durham the previous year. That operation was founded in 1969 and from there he had run a successful pinhooking and breeding operation, with the most famous graduate being Generous (Epsom Derby) as well as Grape Tree Road (Grand Prix de Paris) and Nicer (Irish 1000 Guineas) as well as other good animals such as Clantime and Welsh Idol. A large amount of sales preparation work was also done here for, amongst others, Snailwell Stud (where Mr.Alexander was also manager) and Garrowby. However having been a permit holder for a number of years at Partridge the operation at Low House was mainly used by Alexander as a training centre, although around five mares were also kept at the stud. In 2005 Alexander was appointed as one of Goff's inspector's for their new Million Sale and shortly afterwards he vacated Low House and moved close to Middleham. The substantial part of Low House (although only 37 acres) was available to rent for £1,300pcm in January 2010 which includes a three bed room cottage, 11 boxes and 7 paddocks.
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