Stud Book & Non-Thoroughbred Register

The Weatherbys General Stud Book and Non-Thoroughbred Register

Stud Book & Non-Thoroughbred Register

The General Stud Book and Non-Thoroughbred Register

The General Stud Book for Thoroughbreds was first published in 1791, by James Weatherby, and has been maintained and published by us ever since. Frequently referred to as the “mother stud book”, it has been the model for horse registers around the world.
You can read more of the history of the General Stud Book (GSB) on its own dedicated page here

General Stud Book Purchasing Information

The General Stud Book is published every four years and Volume 48 is the most recently published volume. 

To order online please download a GSB Order Form here.

Alternatively, click here to order online from the Bettrends shop. 
Previous volumes are also available. Please email [email protected] or call +44 (0)1933 440077 if you are interested.


Fact Book

Since 2008 Weatherbys has produced an annual publication showing key Thoroughbred breeding statistics.

To download the current Fact Book E-Edition please click here

We have produced a number of guides to help you navigate the registration processes:

  1. Conditions of Entry to the General Stud Book (PDF) 

  2. Conditions of Entry to the Non-Thoroughbred Register (PDF)

  3. GB Stud Book Fees (PDF)

  4. Irish Stud Book Fees (PDF)

  5. Data Protection Act Statement (PDF)

  6. Complaints - Appeal Procedure (PDF)