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.
In 2012, we acquired another 566 hectares or 1400 acres further upstream along the Barwon River to take our breeding operation to another level. Formerly known as Roxby when owned by Steve Vizard, and later as Makybe under the Santics’ care, Rosemont Gnarwarre now makes up the heartbeat of the breeding operations for one of Australia’s fastest growing thoroughbred businesses.
The Ceres farm is now used specifically for spelling racehorses and sprawls over 263 hectares or 650 acres with 2.5 kilometres of Barwon River frontage. The undulating ground up the Barrabool Hills and the magnificent river flats offer the perfect combination for the successful rearing of any stock, but in particular thoroughbred horses.
A small draft of angus/murray grey cattle also enjoy residence at Rosemont, offering the perfect environment for crop-growing as well. Planted on farm and used for resident stock, crops include lucerne pasture, oats and Italian rye hay.
Unique French provincial-style 10-box stable and office complex complements the beautiful surrounds on offer at Rosemont Ceres, established in 1991.
Rosemont Gnarwarre is a state-of-the-art farm boasting multi-million-dollar facilities including a magnificent stallion barn, home to Starcraft and Nostradamus, yearling barns, a vet hospital used exclusively by our resident vet Dr Gian Paolo Macolino and a glorious period homestead and office.
Beautiful riverside yearling paddocks have been used to grow out a host of Group One turf stars like Starspangledbanner, Pear Tart, Headway, Arapaho Miss, Ruthven and Montoya’s Secret.