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Reuben brothers and Kirsten Rausing among top racing names on billionaires' row

Simon (left) and David Reuben, the Arena Racing Company owners, who have risen to number two in the Sunday Times Rich List
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The Reuben brothers have retained their status as the richest people in British racing, according to the new Sunday Times Rich List.

David and Simon Reuben, owners of Arena Racing Company among a multitude of businesses, have moved up two places to number two overall with their reputed worth of £18.664 billion.

Their entry also cites the brothers having gone on "a buying spree, hoovering up £1 billion of London property last year".

Owner and breeder Kirsten Rausing, listed with brother Jorn, is the other racing entry in the top ten at sixth, up one place from last year with £12.256bn.

The Swedish-born Rausing has consistently bred and owned winners from her Lanwades Stud in Newmarket.

Kirsten Rausing is up to sixth in the Sunday Times Rich List with brother Jorn

Bet365's Denise Coates, along with her father Peter and brother John, charts at number 19 with assets of £6.856bn, moving up two places with an extra £1.1bn in worth.

Earl Cadogan, who still has a few horses with Henry Candy, remains 20th with £6.85bn on the list.

Lord Bamford, whose wife has been a leading owner-breeder of many top horses including dual Oaks winner Sariska, is another in the billionaire category, up two places to 33rd with £4.15bn.

Lady Bamford is the owner and breeder of dual Oaks winner Sariska

The Rich List is confined to British citizens and foreigners based in Britain, like Rausing. It excludes foreigners based abroad, such as the Maktoum and Al Thani families, Khalid Abdullah, John Magnier, JP McManus and Michael O'Leary.

Magnier's Coolmore partners Michael Tabor (£626m) and Derrick Smith (£568m) are included because they are British citizens.

Among other well-known names on the list are bookmaker Fred and Peter Done (117) and leading jumps owner Trevor Hemmings (145), who rank as billionaires.

Cheveley Park Stud owners David and Patricia Thompson are named at 174 with £800m, one place behind Lord Lloyd-Webber.

Lord Lloyd-Webber (right) is 173rd on the Sunday Times Rich List

Sir Evelyn and Lady Rothschild are ranked 201st, which is 21 places above Tabor, who in turn is 23 spots ahead of Coolmore partner Smith. 

Jim and Fitri Hay, with £325m, come in at 397 with owner-breeder Erik Penser's £313m placing him 410th, ahead of Betfair's co-founder Ed Wray (474th). The Gredley family sit in 504th place.

Racing's most notable new entries in the top 1,000 are Mark Woodhouse (£134m), boss of Badger Beer and ex-chairman at Wincanton, and Rory McIlroy (£138m), an owner with Mike de Kock.

There is also a worldwide Rich List, in which Alain and Gerard Wertheimer, joint-owner-breeders of Goldikova, rank at number 19 with £35.2bn.


Top ten in British racing's rich list

£18.664bn David & Simon Reuben, Property & internet
Owners of Arena Racing Company

£12.6bn Sir James Dyson & family, Household goods & technology Owner of Compton Downs gallops

£12.256bn Kirsten Rausing & brother, Inheritance & investment Owner of Lanwades & St Simon Studs

£12bn Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken & Michel de Carvalho, Inheritance, brewing & banking
Owners with George Baker

£10.5bn Weston family, Retailing
Former owners with Ian Balding

£6.856bn Denise, John & Peter Coates, Gambling
(Denise) founder and MD of bet365

£6.85bn Earl Cadogan & family, Property
Owner of Money Market & Right Wing

£6.35bn Sir Henry Keswick & family, Property, retailing & hotels Former owner with Peter Walwyn

£5.661bn Nicky Oppenheimer & family, Diamonds & mining
Co-sponsor of the King George 1972-2006

£4.19bn Baroness Howard de Walden & family, Property
(Alex Acloque) racehorse owner


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Cheveley Park Stud owners David and Patricia Thompson are named at 174 with £800m, one place behind Lord Lloyd-Weber
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