About Us




Rathasker Stud is situated on 400 acres of top quality Kildare land. Kildare has long been regarded as one of the finest locations in the world to bred high-class bloodstock.


Maurice Burns is pictured on the far right, his daughter Madeline beside him on right and his wife Theresa is pictured on the far left. Rathasker is very much a family run farm, Maurice has been assisted by Theresa since the stud was purchased in the mid 80’s. Having graduated from UCD with a degree in Commerce International (Spanish) Madeline worked in Australia for leading stud farm Widden and for renowned trainer Gai Waterhouse before returning back to the business.


2018 was an exciting year for Rathasker. We kicked off the year with the Brocklesby Stakes winner Izzer (Clodovil) and we started as we meant to go on! Bungle Inthejungle proved himself to be a revelation with his first runners hitting a 45% winners to runners strike rate. Rumble Inthejungle became his major flagbearer showing serious talent to blitz the Molecomb Stakes in tremendous fashion, subsequently a close third in the Gr.1 Middle Park we now look forward to his three year old campaign. We stand Gregorian at the National Stud in Newmarket and he has demonstrated the strength and depth of his first crop by producing four Stakes performers ; Queen Jo Jo, Chynna, Gypsy Spirit and Greach. With the size and scope of Gregorian's stock we look forward to 2019 with the belief that they will progress as Gregorian did throughout his racing career.


We are extremely pleased with the first foals of Coulsty, a Gr.3 winner by top speed producer Kodiac, they are very athlethic individuals and many of the breeders returned their dam's on the strength of their physicals. In addition, Anjaal’s first yearlings were in demand at the autumn sales with trainers recognising his high class two year old ability in winning the Gr.2 July Stakes and also being fans of his sire, Bahamian Bounty. They look to be speedy horses for 2019 - we are looking forward to seeing them race! It looks to be a busy and fruitful year ahead. Many thanks to our loyal band of clients for their continuous support.