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Yarraman Park

Houtzen It has taken over 30 years for brothers Arthur and Harry Mitchell to become “overnight successes” in the breeding industry. When they took the decision to purchase a large stake in G1 placed I Am Invincible from the Gall family, they had the usual high hopes that accompany such ventures. To have their expectations met,…

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Widden

As the 2022 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling sale draws near, heralding the start of an exciting new year, few farms commence the upcoming sales season on the back of as successful a 2021 as the Thompson family’s historic Widden Stud. The addition of the Victorian branch to complement Widden’s long-established Hunter home farm in “the…

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Silverdale Farm

Steve Grant They say a week is a long time in politics, but it is the blink of an eye in the thoroughbred breeding industry. It seems only yesterday that Steve and Eliza Grant’s Silverdale Farm at Avoca in the NSW Southern Highlands was about to offer the first draft of yearlings under its own banner…

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Newhaven Park

English Few farms have an honour roll to match that of John Kelly’s Newhaven Park, Boorowa. The recent Gr1 and Magic Millions winners bred and raised at Newhaven are continuing this tradition, they are among the best horses to come off the historic property. The Magic Millions 3YO Guineas win of Aim in 2021, the MM…

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Highgrove Stud

Triple G1 winner Incentivise is the most recent living, breathing, galloping advertisement for the virtues of South East Queensland’s fabled Darling Downs, situated at altitude heading west from Toowoomba. His consecutive G1 wins over 1,600m, 2,000m and 2,400m, followed by a brave second to champion Verry Elleegant in the 2021 Melbourne Cup saw him join the…

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One in a million

First published May 2020 in BLUEBLOODS, to get this article when it's first published and more subscribe here Long winning streaks are rare   It’s a little known fact that the most races mighty Manikato won in succession was four. Despite winning five successive William Reid S-Gr1, despite being one of the great champions of the Australian…

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