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Harry Herbert

Founder & Chairman

Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Ltd

Newbury, UK

Harry Herbert


Harry Herbert began his career in the thoroughbred industry in the United States in 1982. There he worked for Bloodstock Research, the world’s leading equine computer company researching pedigrees before moving on to work for The Matchmaker Group, a bloodstock sales, finance and promotion company.

In 1984 Harry returned to the UK to represent Matchmaker in Europe and in 1985 set up his own thoroughbred management company, HMH Management Ltd., to provide world-wide advisory and promotional services to those in the bloodstock industry.

In 1992, Harry started Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Limited which swiftly became European leader in the field of syndication. As managers of The Royal Ascot Racing Club’s horses, Highclere were also responsible for 2005 Vodafone Derby winner, Motivator. Harry works closely with his brother-in-law John Warren buying yearlings, as well as in many other areas of the industry.

In addition to being Racing Consultant for Cartier, Harry is a Member of The Jockey Club and a Director of Newbury Racecourse plc.

Harry Herbert’s Newsfeed

Racing Post
Online transfer for Highclere as Great House is signed up for £175,000

Harry Herbert, chairman and managing director of Highclere, said: "I had spent a bit of time with Donnacha, which was fascinating, and he had mentioned this being a horse who was of interest, particularly as he’s perfect for Australia.

Flashback: Harry Herbert reflects on Highclere’s Classic star Petrushka

To simply head to Newmarket with the Guineas favourite was a dream come true at the time for the Highclere Throughbred Racing syndicate, as managing director Harry Herbert remembered. He said: “She’d won her only start at two, very impressively at Leicester, and I remember she did a piece of work before the Nell Gwyn that was one of those of pieces of work that was absolutely devastating and you don’t see very often..."

Harry Herbert’s Background

Founder & Chairman
Jan 1992 - Present
Specialises in racehorse ownership, putting together small groups of individuals to share in a number of top quality racehorses. Having produced seven champions, Highclere is the most successful racehorse ownership company in Europe.

Other Business Interests

Jan 2010 - Present
Newbury, UK
Harry Herbert is one of the Directors of Newbury Racecourse, which is over 100 years old and combines heritage with everything a modern sporting and events venue can offer. The racecourse is currently undergoing redevelopments to become a vibrant leisure and events business, with horse racing at its core.
Jan 1999 - Present
London, UK
Harry Herbert has been a member of The Jockey Club since 1999. Drawing on his knowledge and experience, he, along with its other members are committed to helping The Jockey Club achieve its vision.
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Harry Herbert’s Education

1972 - 1976