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Owner Profile

Coolmore Stud
Coolmore Stud was founded in 1975 in Fethard, County Tipperary in the Republic of Ireland, and is acknowledged to be the world's biggest, and arguably the best, thoroughbred racehorse breeding operations in the world. Originally inherited by Battle of Britain flying ace Tim Vigors in 1945, what was to become Coolmore Stud started out at a small agricultural farm.

In 1951 Vigors founded his own bloodstock agency and in 1968 moved to Coolmore where the operation would begin to grow in leaps and bounds. He went into partnership with race horse trainer Vincent O'Brien and successful businessman Robert Sangster. Later Vigors sold his share of the business to O'Brien and his son-in-law John Magnier.

It was Magnier who built Coolmore Stud into the giant global operation it is today. As such, Coolmore Stud operates Coolmore Ireland and its two branches - Ashford Stud, which operates as Coolmore America and is based near Versailles in Kentucky, USA, and Coolmore Australia, which is based near Jerry's Plains in the Hunter Valley in New South Wales.
What has made Coolmore Stud such a success is John Magnier's eye for excellence and fine attention to detail, which can be seen in the operation's well laid out and modern barns and paddocks, and state-of-the art horse-friendly facilities. This is translated into Coolmore Stud's slew of talented champion thoroughbreds it has produced over the years. In February 2006 at the Fasig-Tipton Florida auction, Coolmore Stud paid a record $16 million for two-year-old Florida-bred colt, The Green Monkey.

Coolmore Stud - 10 Notable Horses Owned

Fusaichi Pegasus

Peintre Celebre

Tale Of The Cat

Grand Slam



One Cool Cat

Thunder Gulch


Giant's Causeway

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