From its origins in the Middle East, Arabian racing has become increasingly popular across Europe and Shadwell Arabian stallions have been at the forefront of this sport since the beginning. The original UK based operation was housed at Melton Paddocks, Norfolk. The high quality and popularity of the stallions offered by Shadwell meant the business of standing Arabian horses for breeding soon expanded to become a global one.
Today we stand 6 Arabian stallions in UK and France, 1 in Italy, and another 2 in the USA, with the help of our partner studs. They have all won numerous Gr.1 races all over the world. Their progeny likewise have been successful across the globe with wins as far afield as the USA, Sweden, Russia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.
Our racing interests are represented by a group of 60 Purebred Arabian Racehorses which race in the UK, Europe and the UAE. Over the years, Arabian horses racing colours of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum have won some of the most prestigious Arabian races in the world including the Kahayla Classic and all three rounds of the Al Maktoum Challenge.
From our UK base, we manage the careers of our top-class Group winning stallions; care for our private broodmare band; co-ordinate the racing of our horses across Europe and support a comprehensive schedule of race and event sponsorship to support the sport of Arabian horse racing globally.