Fall of Hammer Insurance

The bloodstock industry involves multi-million pound valuations of thoroughbreds and is truly global. Lycetts has many years’ experience of looking after the bloodstock insurance requirements of its clients all over the world.

To arrange your Fall of Hammer insurance cover, please contact a Lycetts representative who will take your details and provide further information about the range of cover available.

It is important that we have spoken to you before you purchase any horse if you wish Fall of Hammer cover to start immediately.

Our cover includes:

  • All Risks of Mortality
  • Emergency Surgery Costs Extension
  • International Transit available worldwide
  • Frustration of Import

For further information please contact either Piers Plunket at our Marlborough office by telephone on 01672 512 512 or by email on piers.plunket@lycetts.co.uk or Zoe Wales at our Newmarket office by telephone on 01638 676 700 or email on zoe.wales@lycetts.co.uk .


How to claim, Fall of Hammer insurance

If your horse is currently suffering from a life threatening injury, illness or disease, please contact your relevant office by telephone without delay:

Newmarket: 01638 676 700

Marlborough: 01672 512 512

Please note that both of these offices have designated emergency staff who deal with incidents which happen in the evening or at the weekend. In particular, we are used to receiving calls concerning life-threatening fractures, colic and horses which are about to be operated on under general anaesthetic.

If your horse has already died, please advise us during working hours at your earliest opportunity and send us the following:

  • A post mortem report.
  • A report from the attending vet.
  • A completed claim form (which we will send to you upon receipt of notification of loss).

For further information about equine property or equine claims, please click here.

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