About Us

Burgage Stud is situated on the River Barrow near the village of Leighlinbridge in Co Carlow. It is 6 minutes from the M9 and one hour from Dublin.

What we do

Burgage Stud is a boarding farm for broodmares on a short or long-term basis. It prepares and consigns stock for sale, particularly foals. The stud is on limestone land and the well-drained paddocks are sheltered and surrounded by mature Oak and Beech and interspersed with Lime and Horse Chesnut trees. Land management and soil health is a priority. The PH levels are monitored with soil and herbage samples taken every 2-3 years. The fields are aerated, and farmyard manure is spread each Autumn which allows humus back into the soil further encouraging vital earthworm activity. A resident and manageable flock of sheep graze paddocks after horses. There has been an active tree planting program at Burgage Stud since the early 1990’s and whitethorn hedges have been created to provide shelter. The water supply at Burgage is from an ancient well fed by an underground stream.

Major Winners

Burgage Stud – breeders of three individual Grade 1 winners

Best winners bred:

Boston Bob

(2006 B.G Bob Back – Bavaway)
(pictured winning Betfred Melling Chase (Gr. 1), Aintree)

10 wins. £421,414

  • Won Navan Novice Hurdle (Gr.1)
  • Won Dr.J.P.Moriarty Novice Chase (Gr.1), Leopardstown
  • Won Betfred Melling Chase (Gr.1), Aintree
  • Won Bibby Financial Services Ireland Punchestown Gold Cup (Gr.1)
Back in Focus

(2004 Ch.G Bob Back – Dun Belle)

(pictured after winning John Oaksey National Hunt Chase, Chelterham with Mr Patrick Mullins)

5 wins , £136,244

  • Won Topaz Novice Chase (Gr.1), Leopardstown
  • Won Florida Pearl Novice Chase (Gr.2), Punchestown
  • Won John Oaksey National Hunt Chase, Cheltenham
Briar Hill

(2008 B.G Shantou – Backaway)
(pictured winning Weatherbys Champion Bumper (Gr.1), Cheltenham)

6 wins. £114,396

  • Won Weatherbys Champion Bumper (Gr.1), Cheltenham
  • Won Navan Hovice Hurdle (Gr.1)
  • Won Slaney Novice Hurdle (Gr.2), Naas
Dun Belle

(1989 B.M Over The River – Whipper Snapper)
(pictured right, running 2nd in Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup (Gr.1), Leopardtown)

5 wins, £41,306

  • Won Murphy’s Stout Novice Chase (Gr.3), Limerick (Greenpark)
  • 2nd Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup (Gr.1), Leopardstown
  • 3rd Scalp Novice Chase (Gr.2), Leopardstown

(2016 B.M Shantou – Backaway)

4 wins. £86,530

  • Won Killashee Hotel Handicap Hurdle (Gr.2), Punchestown
  • Won Guiness Handicap Hurdle (Gr.2), Galway
Drop The Anchor

(2012 B.G Shantou – Close To Shore)

4 wins. £139,808

  • Won Ladbrokes Ext Handicap Hurdle (Gr.2), Leopardstown
  • Ladbrokes Handicap Hurdle (Gr.2), Listowel
Cheltenham winners consigned from Burgage Stud
Presenting Percy

(2011 B.G. Sir Percy –
Hunca Munca)
Sold by Burgage Stud at Tattersalls Ireland NH Foal Sale 2011
11 wins. £329,322
  • Won RSA Insurances Novices Chase (Gr.1), Cheltenham
  • Won John Mulhern Galmoy Hurdle (Gr.2) – twice, Gowran Park
  • Won Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle (Listed), Cheltenham

(2008 B.G. Heron Island –
Peggy Cullen)
Sold by Burgage Stud at Tattersalls Ireland NH Foal Sale 2008

9 wins. £314,358

  • Won National Hunt Chase (Gr.2), Cheltenham
  • WonBetVictor Bobby Chase (Gr.3), Fairyhouse
  • Won Like A Butterfly Novices Chase (Gr.3), Tipperary
  • 3rd Aintree Grand National (Gr.3)
Tully East

(2010 B.G. Shantou –
Ghillie’s Bay)
Sold By Burgage Stud at Goffs December NH Foal Sale 2010
4 wins. £82,223
  • Won Close Brothers Novice Handicap Chase (Listed), Cheltenham
  • 2nd Flyingbolt Novices Chase (Gr.3), Navan