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!!
Stallions standing at stud
Royal Aspirations 2 yr olds make an early impression qualifying at Ashburton on 19/11/19
Phoebe rams take top honours at 2017 & 2018 Christchurch Shows
No of Wins for Horses Bred by Phoebe Stud
Phoebe Onyx has just come back into work after a brief break. He will be aimed at Cup week racing and should be able to progress through the grades this season. Phoebe Imperial has had a few issues in recent weeks but is back racing this week, not his ideal distance and he should improve as he gains in fitness over the coming weeks.
Our grand old producer Juverna looks set to add to her tally of 9 winners to date, over the coming weeks....Allaboutthemoment will line up this week at Menangle, she has been sent over from the Hope stable with the view of producing a fast time to enhance her broodmare potential.
Imperial Counts small Aussie crops have been in sensational form lately with the highlight being Keayang Livana winning the Group 2 Breeders Crown for 4yr old mares. Other recent wins for him with Momaro Mia, Countess Chiron,Glengariff and Who's Countin.....they just keep racing and keep winning, sound raceshores that thrive on what they do!!!..........his semen is superb and is very long living, he is a great option for those with difficult mares that are looking for a new sire as the season progress's......do not under estimate the fact his temperament is fantastic and he pass's that on to his progeny, leaving smart willing to learn laid back foals!!!!
Exciting times for Royal Asprations, with two winners in recent weeks with Royal Pride winning impressively at Addington and Royal Del winning at Mot....his 3rd qualifier(Royal Diedre) lines up for her first start on Sunday 6th at Mot. Remember he only has the 4 foals in this first small test crop....he sits 4th on the 3yr old sires list at the moment ahead of many higher priced proven sires....and behind only Love You, Muscle Hill and Muscle Mass...all great sires but with fees of $7k to $15k plus and with much higher numbers of foals and from far higher quality mares.........REMEMBER ROYAL ASPIRATIONS FEE IS ONLY $1500 PLUS GST!!!!
We are receiving some glowing reports about many of his first couple of commercial crops and can't wait to see them on the tracks in the New Year.
AS the quality of mars he is attracting improves so too should the progeny....remembering that his winners to date havn't been out of champion mares. Royal Pride is out of a 1 win Brylin Boyz mare, Royal Del is out of a 1 start CR Commando mare,while Royal Diedre is out of an unraced Muscles Yankee.
Many appear to be sitting on the fence with RA at the moment, but again his semen is fantastic quality if you are looking for a change....by the time you make the call to race or sell your foal there will be at least 2 more crops racing and if he kicks on as we expect him to it will translate into great returns for those astute breeders who send a mare or two this year!!!!.......as with Count the Royal Asprations foals are willing to learn with wonderful temperaments!!!
Lochie has his first foals on the ground.....he is leaving plenty of colts with reports of 8 colts and only one filly to date. He looks to be stamping them with his own good looks and power....bookings have been slow but again if you have a mare you are struggling to get in foal he should be considered...a dual Group 1 winner who produces a large volume of semen with great sperm numbers.....he could serve 400 if he had to!! He had 100% of mares in foal last season only for one to lose a twin pregnancy(post squeeze) and another that aborted mid term.
We have taken alot of ram orders but still have spares available in both the Suffolk and Beltex/Suffolk breeds....we have a wonderfully even line this year that has been culled hard. I am loving the Beltex option and believe they have a huge future, paticularly with "set stock" farmers, as the lambs are small but get up and go and grow like you won't believe!!!......I love my Suffolk breed and still believe for early lambs they are number 1, but this Beltex breed has given me a real boost after 25 years of doing the same old thing...we really look forward to results in the field as we get them out to farmers....meat and yeild and taste!!!!!
At the recent Canterbury Stud ram fair we purchased a new suffolk stud sire for $4200 from the Mornish stud of Guy & Denise Abbott, absolutely stoked with him, great bone, feet and legs. A great mover with a terriffic carcase and wonderful temperament. Look forward to putting him out to do the job in the autumn.