Victorian thoroughbred stud

Based just 20 minutes west of Geelong, Rosemont Stud has quickly established itself as one of the most progressive thoroughbred stud farms in Australia. Offering services across the full spectrum of breeding and racing, Rosemont’s three properties offer the facilities to suit your thoroughbred … whatever your needs.

Rosemont Stud’s showpiece property is based at Gnarwarre where the breeding operation is stationed with over 970 hectares or around 2400 acres of prime river-frontage on the beautiful Barwon River just west of Geelong in Victoria. Closer to Geelong at the Ceres property is Rosemont’s boutique and increasingly popular racehorse spelling facility. Finally, at Lara just north of Geelong is Rosemont’s pre-training centre run by trainer Mark Young.

LEADING RACEHORSE STUD IN VICTORIA

Having acquired the Gnarwarre property from Makybe in 2012, the Red with White Gatecrasher colours of Rosemont Stud have taken centre stage as a leading racing operation in Victoria with wins in feature races by horses such as Volkstok’n’barrell, Tarzino, True Excelsior, Thrillster, Runaway and Iconoclasm.

In addition, swelling weanling and yearlings drafts in all major Australian sales have kept the breeding stud team extremely busy, with results improving rapidly every year and Rosemont can now lay claim to being the breeders and/or sellers of the following list of impressive Group 1 winning horses in the last couple of seasons –

Santa Ana Lane, triple Group 1 winner of the Stradbroke, Goodwood and Rupert Clarke handicaps

Hey Doc, dual Group 1 winner of the Manikato Stakes and Australian Guineas

Alboran Sea, triple Group 1-winning, South African Champion 3YO Filly

Ruthven, Group 1 Queensland Derby winner and 4th in the Group 1 Hong Kong Derby

Montoya’s Secret, winner of the Group 1 Arrowfield Stud Stakes

Offering a select stallion roster that is extremely well supported by Stud principals Anthony Mithen and Nigel Austin, Rosemont Stud is home to ever-popular crowd pleaser Starcraft and the newest recruit, Medaglia d’Oro’s exciting son Nostradamus, whose first crop will hit the yearling sale circuit next season. The major shareholder in Toorak Toff, the multiple G1 winning Golden Rose record holder is standing at Kingsley Park in Tasmania for the 2018 season.

OUR HORSE RACING STUD MEETS ALL NEEDS

Offering breeding, spelling, pre-training and sales preparation services, Rosemont can cater for your every need, with a touch of Breeding Brilliance!

Please take time to peruse the website, learn more about the Rosemont Stud business and feel free to contact any of our staff for more information.

Honour Roll
Santa Ana LaneLope De Vega × Fast Fleet
  • Sold by Rosemont Stud
Race Highlights
  • Grp 1 Won Stradbroke Hcp
  • Grp 1 Won Goodwood Hcp
  • Grp 1 Won Rupert Clarke Hcp
  • Grp 2 Won Premiere Stakes
  • Grp 3 Won Zeditave Stakes
  • Grp 3 3rd D.C. McKay
  • Grp 3 3rd The Heath
Hey DocDuporth × Heyington Honey
  • Sold by Rosemont Stud
Race Highlights
  • Grp 1 Won Australian Guineas
  • Grp 1 Won Manikato Stakes
  • Grp 1 3rd Caulfield Guineas
  • Grp 1 4th Memsie Stakes
  • Grp 2 Won Bill Stutt Stakes
  • Grp 2 Won CS Hayes Stakes
  • Grp 3 Won Aurie’s Star
IconoclasmToorak Toff × Gold Lottey
  • Born Rosemont Stud
  • Bred by Rosemont Stud
  • Raced by Rosemont Stud
Race Highlights
  • Listed Won Weekend Hussler Stakes
  • Won VRC Chris Waller Hall of Fame Hcp
  • Won VRC E.J. “Midge” Didham Hcp
  • Won VRC Auckland Racing Club Hcp
  • Won VOBIS Gold Star
RuthvenDomesday × Ruddigore
  • Born Rosemont Stud
Race Highlights
  • Grp 1 Won Queensland Derby
  • Grp 1 2nd SA Derby
  • Grp 1 4th ATC Australian Derby
  • Grp 1 4th Hong Kong Derby
  • Grp 2 2nd Alister Clark Stakes
  • Grp 2 2nd Sandown Guineas
RunawayManhattan Rain × Catshaan
  • Born Rosemont Stud
  • Bred by Rosemont Stud
  • Raced by Rosemont Stud
  • Sold by Rosemont Stud
Race Highlights
  • Grp 3 Won Geelong Cup
  • Listed Won VRC St Leger
  • Grp 1 3rd SA Derby
ThrillsterStarspangledbanner × Heart of Thrills
  • Born Rosemont Stud
  • Bred by Rosemont Stud
  • Raced by Rosemont Stud
  • Sold by Rosemont Stud
Race Highlights
  • Won VOBIS 2yo Sires
  • Won VOBIS Gold Rush
  • Listed Won Atlantic Jewel Stakes
  • Grp 2 2nd Thousand Guineas Prelude
  • Grp 3 3rd Quezette Stakes
  • Listed 2nd St Albans Stakes
Prairie FireSnitzel × Consistency
  • Bred by Palya Bloodstock
  • Sold by Rosemont Stud
Race Highlights
  • Grp 1 4th Blue Diamond Stakes
  • Grp 3 3rd Chairman’s Stakes
  • Listed Won Talindert Stakes
True ExcelsiorExceed and Excel × Special Diamond
  • Raced by Rosemont Stud
Race Highlights
  • Grp 1 4th Robert Sangster Stakes
  • Grp 3 3rd Champagne Stakes
  • Grp 3 2nd Typhoon Tracy Stakes
  • Listed 3rd Redelva Stakes
FuhrykStar Witness × Fuhrnatic
  • Bred by Saconi Thoroughbreds
  • Sold by Rosemont Stud
Race Highlights
  • Grp 1 2nd Winterbottom Stakes
  • Grp 2 2nd Euclase Stakes
  • Grp 3 Won Kevin Hayes
  • Grp 3 Won Proud Miss
  • Listed Won Alinghi Stakes
RimraamCommands × Swansea
  • Born Rosemont Stud
  • Bred by Rosemont Stud
  • Sold by Rosemont Stud
Race Highlights
  • Grp 1 3rd Surround Stakes
  • Grp 2 3rd Wakeful Stakes
  • Grp 3 Won The Vanity
  • Grp 3 2nd Ethereal Stakes
Split LipYour Song × Little Less Lip
  • Raced by Rosemont Stud
Race Highlights
  • Grp 3 2nd Proud Miss
  • Grp 3 4th Champagne Stakes
  • Grp 3 4th Thoroughbred Club Stakes
  • Listed Won Dequetteville Stakes
  • Listed 2nd Cap D’Antibes
  • Listed 2nd Black Pearl
Fish RiverCanford Cliffs × Zabeea
  • Born Rosemont Stud
  • Sold by Rosemont Stud
Race Highlights
  • Grp 3 Won Three Troikas Stakes, South Africa
KroneEurozone × Soft Landing
  • Raced by Roll the Dice Racing, Rosemont Stud
  • Sold by Rosemont Stud
Race Highlights
  • Grp 2 2nd Edward Manifold Stakes
  • Grp 3 2nd Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes
  • Grp 3 3rd SA Breeders Stakes
  • Listed Won Cinderella Stakes
  • Listed 3rd Atlantic Jewel Stakes
Lady EspritBel Epsrit × Fanciful Bella
  • Born Rosemont Stud
Race Highlights
  • Listed Won WJ Adams
  • Listed 2nd Bob Hoysted
  • Listed 2nd Doveton Stakes
  • Listed 3rd Norman Carlyon
Fox SwiftFoxwedge × Runway Runaway
  • Sold by Rosemont Stud
Race Highlights
  • Listed Won Cap D'Antibes
ShamportShamardal × Port Providence
  • Born Rosemont Stud
  • Bred by Rosemont Stud
  • Sold by Rosemont Stud
Race Highlights
  • Won VOBIS Gold Ingot
Toffee NoseToorak Toff × Majestic Girl
  • Born Rosemont Stud
  • Bred by Rosemont Stud
  • Sold by Rosemont Stud
Race Highlights
  • Grp 2 4th Wakeful Stakes
  • Grp 3 2nd Alexandra Stakes
  • Won VOBIS Gold Heath
Montoya’s SecretHigh Chaparral × Divine Secret
  • Bred by Rosemont Stud
  • Raced by Palya Bloodstock, Rosemont Stud
  • Sold by Rosemont Stud
Race Highlights
  • Grp 1 Won Vinery Stud Stakes
  • Grp 3 3rd Mannerism Stakes
Alboran SeaRock of Gibraltar × Lady's Light
  • Born Rosemont Stud
  • Bred by Rosemont Stud
  • Sold by Rosemont Stud
Race Highlights
  • Grp 1 Won Allan Robertson Championship
  • Grp 1 Won Cape Flying Championship
  • Grp 1 Won Computaform Sprint
  • Grp 1 2nd Greyville Golden Slipper
  • Grp 1 2nd South African Fillies Sprint
Of the BraveStarspangledbanner × Runaway Jesse
  • Bred by Saconi Thoroughbreds
  • Sold by Rosemont Stud
Race Highlights
  • Grp 3 Won Blue Diamond Prelude
  • Listed Won Debutante Stakes
FuturaHussonet × Grantsville
  • Born Rosemont Stud
  • Bred by Rosemont Stud
  • Sold by Rosemont Stud
Race Highlights
  • Listed 2nd Gibson Carmichael
  • Won HKJC Hydrangea Hcp
Remember The NameLope De Vega × Spurcent
  • Bred by Rosemont Stud
  • Raced by Rosemont Stud
Race Highlights
  • Listed 4th ANZAC Day Stakes
  • Won VRC Bruce Gadsden Hcp
  • Won VRC Macedon & Goldfields Hcp
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Our Story
Rosemont has been an iconic farm in the Geelong region for the best part of a century. Once boasting Geelong’s most popular pony club, it has served as a sheep farm, cattle country and is now set-up as one of the more picturesque boutique thoroughbred farms in Victoria... and continues to spread its wings.
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