In Brief

Ballinalard Stud House
A Trip Through Time

Ballinalard traces back to the late 18th Century and is in the present owners family for nearly sixty years.

The quality limestone lands of Tipperary have always been used to produce thoroughbred racehorses.

Over the last 15 years Ballinalard Stud has being developed into a high class private stud farm, which has bred or raised some top class racehorses. Including

  • More of That
  • Look Busy
  • On The Fringe
  • Carlingford Lough
  • Hazel Russell


    Deep roots, a Wealth of Experience, Knowledge and Quality Service have always been synonymous with Ballinalard Stud.

    Nestling in the heart of the Golden Vale Ballinalard Stud can trace its roots back to the early 19th Century when the Smithwick family established a residence and farm on its 100 acres.

    The lands are laid out in classical regular form and landscaped with now fully mature, beech and lime trees. The Russell family have being associated with Ballinalard since the early sixties and over the years have maintained and enhanced its facilities and amenities.

    Tom and Hazel Russell returned to live at Ballinalard Stud twenty years ago and over that time have extensively developed it in to a top class, modern, secure, residential stud farm.

    The Stud is currently run by Hazel Russell who has a lifetime of experience in the bloodstock industry having grown up on the famous Rossenarra Stud, studied at the Irish National Stud and worked at Kildangan Stud for over fifteen years.

    Ballinalard Stud is proud to have bred or raised;

  • Champions; More of That and Beat That
  • Group winners; Carlingford Lough, On the Fringe and Look Busy.
  • Several top lots at the yearling and foal sales.
  • Weatherbys TrophyWeatherbys Ireland Farmers journal Breeder of the Month

    Lesley Swift of Weatherbys Ireland presents Irish Farmers Journal Breeder of the Month Award to Hazel and Tom Russell for breeding Look Busy

    Homebred Winner 2014, 100000 Euro Kodiac ColtHomebred EUR 100,000 Kodiac Colt 2014

    Hazel and Tom Russell with their Homebred EUR 100,000 Kodiac Colt, sold to Sheik Mohammed at Goffs Novemebr 2014