Changing our leaves, keeping our roots.

Founded in 1770, Weatherbys is a family run business that has evolved over the last 250 years to become a group of companies involved in a wide range of activities, predominantly focused on horse racing and banking.

We believe the key to our longevity has been slow and steady growth, keeping true to our roots but also changing with the times to ensure our services remain relevant to our customers.



Two hundred and fifty years have now passed since James Weatherby was appointed by the Jockey Club as Secretary, Keeper of the Matchbook and Stakeholder, and so in the process founding Weatherbys.

Now expanded to a group of eight companies, Weatherbys remains a family owned and family run business with seventh generation Johnny Weatherby as Chairman of the racing division and younger brother Roger as CEO of the banking group, both ensuring that things are still done the "Weatherbys Way".

Old fashioned words such as integrity, courtesy, accuracy and reliability still lie at the heart of the way we do business.  Equally so do words such as forward looking and innovation.  The General Studbook, that we still publish today, was the ultimate example of looking ahead and seeing an opportunity.

By staying true to our roots whilst adapting to change, we hope to safeguard the business for another 250 years.