Welcome to Phoebe Standardbreds and Sheep Studs

Originally founded in 1994 at our “Home” in Cheviot, Phoebe Stud is now based in Broadfield. We have however still retained some of our original Cheviot property. Horses, sheep and some cattle are run between both properties . All stock thrive in a predominantly hot dry climate with plenty of scope!!

Standardbred Breeding

Stallions standing at stud

Phoebe Standardbreds latest Stallion Habibi Inta smashing them in our biggest race!!

Habibi Inta - Canterbury- 15/11/22
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Phoebe rams take top honours at 2017, 2018 & 2022 Christchurch Shows
Total Wins


2022/23 Season


2023/24 Season


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NZ Bred Bonus Scheme

A great initiative from HRNZ a few weeks ago with the announcement of an NZ BRED BONUS SCHEME.

This will benefit not only us but also our customers that have or intend to breed to Royal Aspirations, Habibi Inta and Locharburn.

The breeder will receive the equivalent of 10% of stake money won for any progeny of an NZ Bred Stallion.

This has to be a good thing to encourage breeders to support “local” as it is going to get harder and less viable financially, for the big studs to shuttle stallions and that could leave breeders potentially with the option of “Frozen” semen or “Fresh” local semen.

Currently it is almost impossible for a local NZ Bred stallion to get “a start”....this scheme can help and must be seen as a positive for breeders!!

Habibi Inta

Habibi Inta covered 18 mares after his late arrival last season. His semen is great and he is settling into his new life after racing. He’s dropping down into a magnificent individual and we look forward with great excitement to seeing his first foals in the spring from this first “Test Crop”.

He will be available for the full season in 2023.

This is a first for the NZ breeding industry, a son of Love You standing locally and available via “FRESH SEMEN” Habibi Inta is the all round package...

...By Love You
...out of a Sundon Broodmare of the Year
...he could stay, won our greatest staying race, The Group 1 Dominion
...he could sprint, won the 4yr old Harness Jewels Ruby(Group 1)
...he went early, winning his first 3 starts at 2yrs, including The Group 3 NZ Trotting Stakes
...wonderful gait with real presence!!
...just $2500 plus GST

Imperial Count

This underrated sire continues to fly under the radar, he’s produced Keayang Livana to win the Group 1 Vicbred and the Group 3 La Coocaracha. While Monaro Mia has now won 16 races and $241k and Imperial Whizz is on another campaign. He is a great example of the fact that the Imperial Counts thrive on racing, while remaining sound, “The Whizz” has now started 214 times for 22 wins and 44 placings,$241k in the bank. ... Imperial Count now has 25 winners in Aus and NZ from very limited opportunity.

It’s been nice to see his 2 and 3 two year olds show some promise here, Night Watch, Imperial Man, Emily and The Fiery Countess look to all have ability, while Awesome Impee put together a solid run of form last summer.

Plenty more positive reports coming through, with one(Imperial Monarch) sold recently for a figure believed to be over 30 times service fee. He has since gone on to win a couple very impressively and looks to have a very bright future.

Others are expected at the trials in the coming months. Trainers are loving their laid back but willing attitudes.....just like their DAD!!

Note: Watch for a couple of very promising 2yr olds as the season progress’s....Lime In A Bottle is one that is held in high regard in the Matty Williamson barn.

His fee for 2023 remains at just $1500 plus GST.

Royal Aspirations

Royal Aspirations has been “On Fire” as a sire...at one stage having five wins in a row, with the likes of Sunny Louis, TK Megastar, Royal Diedre and Royal Del......then producing a Cup Week double with Royal Pride super impressive over 3200m on Cup Day and Sunny Louis winning on show day

As a sire he now has ..... 16 qualified.....from 11 different broodmare sires!!

13 have started (one sadly died before becoming a winner, while one was sold as a 2yr old after a good placing at it’s first start)

9 winners, 8 of them multiple winners........these nine winners have been from 7 different broodmare sires!!!!! This stat, along with the fact that he is leaving fillies(KD Royalty, TK Megastar, Miss Gracie, Royal Diedre and George Elliot) as well as colts will take him along way as a sire!!!

While, on the back of his success as a sire we increased his 2022 Fee to $2500 plus GST he went on to serve a sensational book of 107 mares.

This is quite an achievement for a NZ bred trotting stallion....it would be great if someone could tell me if/when a NZ bred trotting stallion has covered more than 100 mares in a season before. Sundon was suggested, but he was actually bred in the US and imported into NZ as a foal, still on his mum.

We continue to hear many positive reports from all around the country. We look forward to seeing more qualifiers in the coming months and can’t wait to see the big crop from last season arrive over the coming months.

His fee for 2023 will remain $2500 plus GST

.......or just $2000 plus GST if paid by Sept 30th

We are also offering a “LOYALTY “ Fee for anyone who has bred to him in the past........$2000 plus GST payable on 42 day positive



Lochies first crop are now impressing in their early preps, with 2 or 3 likely to race as late 2yr olds(all going to plan)....a common theme being that they are Strong, Athletic, Sensible, Lovely Gaited horses that are willing to learn. He served some nice mares including a couple of Group winners.

His fee will remain the same this year at $1000 plus GST.....well worth a punt!!! Can’t wait to see his progeny on the tracks later in the season


Another successful year for the stud at CHCH Show 2023.... placing second and third in the Premier Ram Hogget class of 30+ rams. While our “pair” of rams was placed first.

Ram selling is about to start, with two of our show team(one of the winning pair and the third placed single ram) being offered at the CHCH Stud ram fair.

All others are available for private sale......all enquiries welcome, we have a good selection still available.

Next years crop of rams(current lambs) have been weaned and we look forward to following their development over the coming months.

Suffolk Rams Available for Private Sale