About WH Bloodstock

“They represent two girls under-thirty making it in a male dominated industry, which is tough but so far they have ‘no complaints’ and are making waves in the horse racing world.”

A Little About Us

Mimi Wadham and Violet Hesketh formed WH Bloodstock in 2018. The pair met on the Godolphin Flying Start and when they graduated, they decided to start a business together focussed on breeding, pinhooking and consigning. Before forming their joint venture they gained more invaluable experience working in various areas of the bloodstock industry before actually setting up the business in 2018. Since then the business has gone from strength to strength and they have been successfully buying, selling, breaking in and consigning thoroughbreds.

Facilities

Facilities

We have some great facilities

Multiple Paddocks

Sand cantering circle is used at the beginning of the horses training programme to teach them to settle and relax into steady catering. The composition of this sand makes the horse work hard without pulling and straining muscles.

Horse Walker

Horse exercisers are an essential element on yards of all equestrian disciplines. There are several reasons for using a horse walker. To give a horse the fresh air and moving freedom when he doesn’t have the facilities to go in the fields for example. But also It can be seen as an extra training for the animal. A horse that has a good stamina is far less likely to get injured.

Multiple Boxes

Sand cantering circle is used at the beginning of the horses training programme to teach them to settle and relax into steady catering. The composition of this sand makes the horse work hard without pulling and straining muscles.

Indoor Arena

Here at WH bloodstock we have the ability to train and exercise our horses whatever the conditions.

Two & a half furlong Oval canter

Sand cantering circle is used at the beginning of the horses training programme to teach them to settle and relax into steady catering. The composition of this sand makes the horse work hard without pulling and straining muscles.

Meet Mimi & Violet

Violet Hesketh

Violet has spent the last fifteen years working in almost every sector of the Thoroughbred industry. She began aged fifteen riding out for Sir Henry Cecil and from there went on to work for various top class trainers including Ralph Beckett and the Hawkes Team in Australia. Upon leaving school she turned her focus to bloodstock and over three years she worked for leading Bloodstock agents including SackvilleDonald, and some of the most established stud farms in the world including Hillwood Stud and Tally Ho Stud. In 2014 she completed the Irish National Stud course before going on on to do the Godolphin Flying Start. Upon finishing the course she went to work for Charlie Gordon-Watson and Chelsea Thoroughbreds racing syndicate where she gained valuable experience in business management. She then also did a yearling prep at Oaskhott Bloodstock where she prepped WH Bloodstock’s first pinhooks and did a Breeze Up season with Roger Marley. She has been successfully pinhooking thoroughbreds since 2014.

Mimi Wadham

Racehorses have always featured in Mimi’s life. She grew up just outside Newmarket at Moulton Paddocks, where her mother’s dual purpose training establishment is based. She realised from a young age that working with horses was what she wanted to focus her career on and she began gaining as much experience as she could. She spent her school holidays working stints for Greenwood Ellis (now Newmarket Equine Hospital), Peter and Ross Doyle Bloodstock and Highclere Stud. After completing her BA in History at the University of Exeter, she went to New Zealand where she spent the breeding season working at Windsor Park Stud. Mimi and a colleague ran the foaling unit between them. They assisted with foaling and cared for all of the new borns until they were a few weeks old. She then went to work for Gai Waterhouse in Sydney before being accepted onto the Flying Start. Upon graduating the course Mimi went back to Highclere Stud to learn more about the art of prepping yearlings. She also spent a season with renowned pre-trainer Malcolm Bastard and Yorkshire-based trainer Kevin Ryan before starting up WH Bloodstock in June 2018.

Contact Us

Hollington Stud,
Hollington Lane,
Highclere,
Berkshire,
RG20 9XU

Violet: 07792 603253
Mimi: 07554 118913
info@whbloodstock.co.uk

Meet the team