Module: British Bloodstock Production

Module details

  • Module code

  • Module leader

    Ashley Ede
  • Module Level

  • Module credits

  • Min study time

    150 Hours
  • Contact hrs

    45 hours

Module content

Great Britain saw the birth of Thoroughbred Racing and continues to be a world leading producer of Bloodstock. Rather than a traditional programme of lectures, this module is built around study visits to centres of Thoroughbred production and racing in the UK. As such, in order to achieve credit for this module, students must engage fully with the various visits. Furthermore, themes and concepts encountered at the visit location must be further developed via student centred research and extensive wider reading.

Module outcomes

To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:

  1. Show knowledge and understanding of the UK bloodstock market inclusive of associated trends and technologies
  2. Demonstrability to accurately log and record visits for subsequent knowledge assimilation and synthesis
  3. Produce a breeding report using a live filly/mare as a case study from one of the learning visits
  4. Show skills of independent research and wider reading to underpin knowledge assimilated whilst on visits


Assessment Description Weighting
Coursework Written report 100%

Assessments may differ in 2020/21 due to adjustments for Covid-19. Please check Gateway for the latest regulations.

Key texts

Students should be familiar with the content of at least one of the following:

  • Weatherbys Stallion Book
  • Weatherbys Statistical Record (Return of Mares)
  • Weatherbys General Stud Book (Fact Book 2008 – 2014)
  • Owner Breeder Magazine (incorporating Pacemaker)
  • Racing Post Bloodstock Review (2012)
  • Racing Post (Daily newspaper journal – bloodstock articles)