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Harry Herbert

Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Ltd

Newbury, UK

Founder & Chairman

Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Ltd

Harry Herbert
In 1992 I founded Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Ltd which has gone on to be the most successful racehorse syndication business in Europe. Responsible for Motivator, the Vodafone Derby Winner, as well as seven European Champions and one World Champion. I founded the Cartier Awards which I host every November in London. As well as being a member of the Jockey Club, I am also a Director of Newbury Racecourse plc and in 2013 I was appointed Racing Advisor to HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.

Harry Herbert’s Newsfeed

26 Mar 2018
The Guardian
Harry Herbert denies Al Shaqab departure is linked to payment failures

Harry Herbert said on Monday his decision to part from Al Shaqab was a natural consequence of the expansion of his own business and was unconnected to the news in January that some trainers were having trouble getting their bills paid by the Qatari operation. Herbert was appointed racing adviser to Sheikh Joaan at the end of 2013, a position he will quit at the end of next month.

22 Jul 2017
The Telegraph
How the Queen was so worried about Diana she took her friend aside at Balmoral

The Queen was so concerned about Diana in her low points that she took a friend aside quietly at Balmoral to check on her welfare, a new documentary has revealed. Harry Herbert, whose father was the 7th Earl of Carnarvon and racing manager to the Queen, said: “I had a talk to the Queen about it at Balmoral...After a lunch at Balmoral and going [on a walk] up high and looking down onto this beautiful setting of heather and Castle, and an incredibly important chat. A very personal chat..."

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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.

Non-Executive Positions

Racing Advisor
Nov 2013 - Present
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.
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.
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Harry Herbert’s Education

1972 - 1976