Linacre House Stud

A family run stud farm with significant success in the past few seasons.

Linacre House Stud is owned by James and Lisa Kelly. During his time in the business James has been directly associated with breeding over 250 individual stakes winners worldwide. James has also directly purchased over 50 individual stakes winners.

Both James and Lisa have an excellent eye for a filly and broodmare and they have a strong record of purchasing inexpensive stock that go on to excel on the track and as broodmares. You are invited to browse our stock of horses and perhaps invest in an animal that takes your fancy.

Where we differ from everyone else is that we charge zero commission on purchases and let investors buy in at the actual cost price. We invest ourselves in every horse therefore investors are getting our expertise and experience for zero cost. We also have a zero management cost. Our upside is your upside i.e. the investment has to make money for it to be profitable for us.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Investment & Partnership Opportunities

Investment / Partnership Opportunities
In foal broodmares and fillies off the track are purchased at various breeding stock sales. All stock are held for a maximum of 5 years and all foals are sold on an annual basis.
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Horses for Sale at Public Auction

Horses for Sale at Public Auction
Click here for details of our three yearlings for sale in Tattersalls Newmarket on September 7th
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Our History

Our History 
Linacre House Stud is a stud farm with significant success in the past few seasons, run by husband and wife team, James and Lisa Kelly. Linacre House is situated in the glorious Co. Kildare rolling countryside.

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“We have been involved in various mare partnerships with James and Lisa for some 6 years. We have seen very strong investment returns with one mare showing a profit of over 200% over 4 years. More importantly to us, however, is that the whole experience has been massively enjoyable. James and Lisa really involve us in the partnership with regular updates and we have attended many sales together combined with stud visits. They are two of the most honest and honourable people we have worked with and on numerous occasions they have put the interest of their partners ahead of their own. They have become very close friends and we look forward to continuing to work with them for many years”.

Steve and Wendy U.K.

Recent Highlights 2019 and 2020
  • Flippa The Strippa (Bred)– Listed winning two year old in Sandown for Charlie Hills.
  • Lady Galore (Raised and grazed)– Listed winning two year old in Vichy for her owners Prime Equestrian.
  • Sound Of Victory (Bred)– Impressive winner in Chantilly for Pascal Bary.
  • Flaming Princess (Bred)– Listed winning two year old in 2019 and also Gr.3 and Gr.2 placed.
  • Qatar Princess – Sold in Goffs 2019 for 330,000-euro.
  • Get Shirty (Raised and grazed) – Listed winner 2020 and Gr.2 placed.