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Harry Herbert

Founder & Chairman

Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Ltd

Newbury, UK

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Harry Herbert’s Biography

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
Highclere yearling parade goes online this Sunday morning

Highclere founder Harry Herbert said: "We sadly can't have our yearling parade due to Covid but we're doing a live stream at Highclere on Sunday at 11am. We're hopeful those who want to see what we do and what we've bought will tune in. It's the new Covid way!"

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.

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Harry Herbert’s Background

Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Ltd
Founder & Chairman
Jan 1992 - Present
Highclere 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.

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Other Business Interests

The Royal Ascot Racing Club
Racing Manager
Jan 1998 - Present
Ascot, UK
Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Ltd manages the Royal Ascot Racing Club’s horses, including Motivator the winner of Group 1 at Vodafone Derby, Epsom in 2005.
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Saudi Cup
Global Ambassador
Riyadh, SA
The inaugural Saudi Cup was held on February 29th 2020. It was the most valuable horse race ever held with prize money of $20 million.

Current Board Positions

Newbury Racecourse
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.

Current Advisory Roles

Racing Consultant
Jan 1990 - Present
Ascot, UK
Host of the Cartier Awards, known as the Oscars for European Racing.
Al Shaqab Racing
Racing Advisor
Nov 2013 - Apr 2018
Newbury, UK
Racing Advisor to HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani's Al Shaqab Racing. Management of 200 horses currently in training in UK, France, Qatar & USA. Seeking opportunities of developing the Al Shaqab brand.


The Jockey Club
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, is committed to helping The Jockey Club achieve its vision.

Harry Herbert’s Education

Eton College
1972 - 1976