swordlestown little stud naas kildare ireland
Swordlestown Little
County Kildare Ireland
Tel. +00 353 (0)45 895610
Fax. +00 353 (0)45 895612

It will be an Irish Christmas for Des this year!
We are wish all our family, friends and clients a peaceful Christmas time and a healthy and happy New Year!

Masterchef is preparing for an all-time best Christmas dinner!

With Des staying at home this Christmas for the first time in 16 years, we can all look forward to a most delicious Turkey  Dinner this Thursday. The Christmas tree as been decorated, the heating has been fixed (there was a brief anxiety that we might have to rely on the fireplace for heating as someone let the oil run out - but Tom came to the rescue and found an emergency oil delivery) and the gifts are in the process of being wrapped. So all is on course for a lovely, quiet Christmas.

The hollyberries are plentyful this year which apparently is a sign of a cold winter to come.

We had a fantastic break in Hong Kong where we attended the International Races. It is always a very special spectacle, nothing could be more different to the quiet peace of wintery Swordlestown Little than the bustling, crowded city with its unbelievably busy port which is a real reminder of the might and power of China.

The organisation by the Hong Kong Jockey Club is perfect and impresses every time. Everything runs like clockwork and it seems very fitting that Longines is their main sponsor. Their army of blue-clad young woman  who have everything under calm, efficient and charming control is amazing and nothing is too much trouble. It is truly a privilege to attend this event and its associated functions.

Impressions from Hong Kong: Happy Valley, Star Ferry, Sha Tin racecourse and the City.

Last but not least we are proud to announce that above photo showing our 2013 foal crop won the annual photo competition of the ITBA and is now displayed in the European Commission in Bruxelles.

Swordlestown Little, Naas, County Kildare, Ireland.
Telephone. +00 353 (0)45 895610 Fax. +00 353 (0)45 895612 Email.