Welcome to a new and exciting year for Swettenham Stud and the Victorian Thoroughbred Industry.
With VOBIS, VOBIS Gold, VOBIS Sires and “The Showdown” all playing a large role in encouraging the growth, development and investment in the local breeding community, Victoria is taking it to the big boys and is ready to compete on an equal playing field.
Regarding Swettenham’s future, things are looking bright indeed, so please come and see us at Swettenham and consider staying overnight at Mitchelton’s new 60 room Spa & Hotel overlooking the stunning vineyards and Goulburn river.
The high quality and consistent type Toronado is producing is continuing to impress breeders and bloodstock agents alike, and we are delighted that 43 outstanding yearlings will be presented to the buying bench at the 2018 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale.
We will also be showcasing the first yearlings from Puissance De Lune and by the only Group 1 winning son of Starspangledbanner, The Wow Signal. By all reports, they too are turning heads and getting the attention they deserve.
There is considerable anticipation around the Americain’s, as they continue to develop and show potential with his upcoming first crop of three-year-olds commencing their racetrack careers. While at the sales, the Americain yearlings will again be in high demand, as seen in the excellent sales results attained last year.
In one of our strongest Inglis Premier drafts yet, we will complement our own stallions with proven sires amongst our 26 yearlings, all professionally educated and prepped to perfection.
The Trust in A Gust youngsters are growing beautifully in the paddocks, strong, precocious and correct and we will look forward to showcasing the first of his foals through the ring later in the year.
The new boy, dual Group 1 sprinter, Rebel Dane, has flourished in his latest vocation and being an ideal VOBIS stallion was a popular choice with astute mare owners looking for a proven, tough speed source.
While our other debut stallion, Mshawish has made quite the impression.
Breeders were wowed with Mshawish’s physical presence at our Open Day, and he has covered professionally in the barn with excellent fertility. A beautifully balanced, and exceptionally handsome horse, we will be eagerly awaiting his first Australian foals this season.
As you can see, we are in a vibrant period moving ahead, and I would like to invite all my loyal clients, and new breeders to join myself, and the team at Swettenham for a successful and rewarding 2018.
Please call myself, Jason Robinson, Dot Smith or Dr John Hurley if you would like to discuss your future breeding plans or bloodstock requirements.
Adam , family and staff