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Harry Herbert

Founder, Chairman & Managing Director

Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Ltd

Newbury, UK

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Harry Herbert’s Biography

Harry Herbert is the Chairman, Managing Director and Founder of Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Ltd, and a highly regarded figure in the racing world.

Harry established Highclere Thoroughbred Racing in 1992. The company was very soon a leader in the field of racehorse syndication and has been providing members with an economical way to enjoy racing at the highest level for over three decades. When purchasing yearlings for the syndicate Harry works closely with his brother-in-law, John Warren, who is based at Highclere Stud and is HM The Queen’s Bloodstock and Racing Advisor.

As managers of The Royal Ascot Racing Club, Highclere Thoroughbred Racing was responsible for Motivator, the winner of the Derby in 2005.

Harry’s career in the bloodstock industry began in the US in the early 1980s when he researched pedigrees for Bloodstock Research Information Systems, a company that revolutionised data in horse racing and breeding. He went on to work for The Matchmaker Group, a company that specialised in bloodstock sales, promotion and finance.

In 1984 Harry returned to the UK to represent Matchmaker in Europe. He went on to set up HMH Management Ltd, his own thoroughbred management company, providing advisory and promotional services to the bloodstock industry.

In addition to his role at Highclere Racing, Harry is also a Racing Consultant for Cartier, a Global Ambassador for the Saudi Cup and a Director of Newbury Racecourse. Harry is a member of The Jockey Club.

Harry Herbert’s Newsfeed

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Royal Patronage set to line up in Group One Vertem Futurity Trophy at Doncaster

Harry Herbert, racing manager for Royal Patronage’s owners, Highclere Thoroughbred Racing, confirmed the two year old colt would run at Doncaster.

Nugget set to seek Balmoral gold at Ascot

Harry Herbert, MD of Highclere Thoroughbred Racing, the owners of Nugget, described the colt as a very exciting prospect.

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Harry Herbert’s Background

Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Ltd
Founder, Chairman & Managing Director
Jan 1992 - Present
West Woodhay, UK
Highclere Thoroughbred Racing specialises in racehorse syndicates, bringing together groups of individuals to share in top-quality horses. Highclere is one of the most successful racehorse ownership companies currently operating in Europe.

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Other Business Interests

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Saudi Cup
Global Ambassador
2019 - Present
Riyadh, SA
Harry acted as Global Ambassador of the inaugural Saudi Cup which was held on February 29th 2020. It was the most valuable horse race ever held with prize money of $20 million.
The Royal Ascot Racing Club
Racing Manager
Jan 1998 - Present
Ascot, UK
Highclere Thoroughbred Racing looks after the Royal Ascot Racing Club’s horses, including Motivator, the winner of the 2005 Derby.

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.

Current Advisory Roles

Racing Consultant
Jan 1990 - Present
Ascot, UK
Harry is Racing Consultant to Cartier and host of the Cartier Racing Awards, known as the Oscars of European Racing and usually held at The Dorchester in London.

Previous Advisory Roles

Al Shaqab Racing
Racing Advisor
Nov 2013 - Apr 2018
Newbury, UK
Harry acted as Racing Advisor to HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani's Al Shaqab Racing which involved the management of 200 horses in training in UK, France, Qatar and the USA.


The Jockey Club
Jan 1999 - Present
London, UK
Harry 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