Castletown Stud

Welcome to Castletown Stud and thank you for visiting our website.

Castletown Stud is a successful thoroughbred stud farm nestled in rich limestone land in the Blackwater valley of County Cork, Ireland. Having sold multiple group and stakes performing horses over the years, Castletown Stud is a great starting point for all of your bloodstock needs.

Castletown Stud

Set up in the 1980’s Castletown stud has been established as a proven source of winners as shown in our results page. The principal farm located in County Cork was converted into a fully focussed stud farm in the 80’s, with additional facilities being developed over time to ensure that no ground is lost in the development of future Champions.

In addition to being a nurturing ground to future stars, you can find Castletown Stud present at most of the bloodstock sales of Europe, working in the capacity of consignor, investment manager and agency (including purchasing).

With owner manager Joe Hernon, a former Chairman of The European Federation of Thoroughbred Breeders’ Associations (EFTBA) and Irish Thoroughbred Breeders Association (ITBA), Castletown Stud has contacts in all areas of the industry across Europe and America.

Please use the contacts page to get in touch with regards to any of your Thoroughbred needs including:

  • Consignment of horses (including sales preparation)
  • Advice on Planning of mating’s
  • Buying of breeding or racing stock
  • Advice on investing in thoroughbreds (racing or breeding)
  • Racehorse management (sole ownership/syndication)
  • Spelling or occasional recuperation/boarding requirements.

Our overall aim is to breed winners, ensuring our clients get the maximum return and enjoyment from their purchase.