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About Us

Rahinston is a family-run business established by the late John Fowler and succeeded by son, Harry and his wife, Lorna.

Rahinston has been producing racehorses for over 60 years from the some the finest land in Ireland.

The estate covers over 700 acres of the superior County Meath grass, utilising gallops, hacking tracks and paddocks.

An extremely loyal and dedicated team with decades of experience have been breeding, rearing and training racehorses to win, perform and sell at Grade 1 level.

Rahinston is centrally located in the midlands of Ireland

  • Fairyhouse, Naas, Punchestown and Navan all within 30 Kilometres

  • 40km from Dublin Airport,

  • 50km from two major ferry ports in Dublin

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PRODUCING HIGH QUALITY RACEHORSES FOR OVER 50 YEARS

Rahinston Farm & Stud the unique and historic Equine Establishment has been producing high quality racehorses for over 50 years on some of the finest and most fertile limestone land in Ireland.

The place has been long associated with the Fowler name, the enigmatic Captain Harry was renowned for his prowess on the hunting field and entertaining Austrian Princesses in the first half of the 20 Century. His nephew, Brigadier Fowler inherited Rahinston and his Uncle’s brilliance in the saddle on both the hunting field and the Polo field, where he was part of the British team to win a silver medal at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.

His son John took up the mantle of training after a very successful career in the saddle as an amateur. Along with his wife Chich they enjoyed enormous success through four decades with the likes of Maid of Money, Bankers Benefit and Opera Hat.

John was tragically killed in 2008 and Chich took up the mantle of training and enjoyed success with the likes of Annie May and Banjaxed Girl.

In 2013, Chich very sadly lost her battle with cancer which left Harry, her son and Lorna at the helm. Both Harry and Lorna have endeavoured to continue the strong legacy set by Harry’s parents and have expanded and improved the farm with their very able team, Dermot Fagan is at the helm and knows the place well having been here for nearly 40 years! 

Some Horses that have come through Rahinston:

Opera Hat
Banjaxed Girl
Bankers Benefit