John Warren
Bloodstock Advisor for HRH Queen Elizabeth II


John Warren is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading bloodstock advisors, with 35 years of experience and a deeply astute understanding of the thoroughbred industry John holds the prestigious position of Bloodstock and Racing Advisor to H.M Queen Elizabeth II. Alongside this role John independently advises and selected bloodstock for a number of high profile individuals including the ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, Prince Khaled Abdulla of Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Joaan Bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar, Sheikh Abdulla Bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain, The Duke of Devonshire, The Duke of Roxburghe, Highclere Thoroughbred Racing, The Royal Ascot Racing Club, Lord Vestey, Sir Ernest Harrison, George Strawbridge, Sir Alex Ferguson and Chairman of the BHA Paul Roy. This “who’s who” of a client list gives testament to his excellent advice and decision making achievements and also his perceptive choices of bloodstock.

Warren covers all aspects of the Bloodstock Industry including the management of stallions, the matings of mares, the running of stud farms to management of horses in training.  He has also selected more than 100 group or stakes winners when they were yearlings with his eagle eye, singling out future stars of some of the world’s foremost races including the Epsom Derby (Motivator), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Harbinger, Postponed, Highland Reel), St. Leger (Sixties Icon and Arctic Owl), Irish Oaks (Petrushka), July Cup (Tamarisk), Hong Kong Derby (Collection), Hong Kong Mile (Tiber), Middle Park Stakes (Mister Majestic and Creag An Sgor), Phoenix Stakes (Park Express) the Hong Kong Champions and Charter Cup (Housemaster), The Metropolitan (Opinion) and the Spring Champion (Hampton Court) as well as notable winners in the United States, Hong Kong, Australia, Italy and France.

A recurring theme of Warren’s, certainly for the Highclere Racing Syndicate for whom he is director, is his ability to source high class horses often at modest prices and to do so consistently. Whether it is sprinters or stayers, colts, fillies or geldings, two-year-olds or older performers, Warren excels in selecting the exceptional.

Headquarters for John Warren are at Highclere Stud which he owns with his wife Lady Carolyn and is located adjacent to the family’s estate, Highclere Castle, the backdrop to TV’s hit series Downton Abbey. John is a member of The Jockey Club and The Federation of Bloodstock Agents which is committed to ensuring high standards of business practice are maintained in the industry.