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
Racing as at 12/10/21
Phoebe Imperial has been racing very well in recent starts, his breathing will always be an issue so he is really limited to 2200 and less. It’s tough for him in the grade he is in re handicapping, but we expect he will continue to pay his way!!
Phoebe Onyx has had a win and 2 placings since being sent to Bob Butt for a change of scenery...he had been paying his way but had not won for over a year and was not finishing his races off like we know he can. Hopefully he has turned the corner, he is now having a brief freshen up with Kaikoura and Cup Week being the aim.
Kikorangi Blue, this promising filly has plenty of ability and ran a couple of nice placings before being sent for a good long spell. She’s a solid girl who has had a few injury problems, so hopefully “time” willbe good for her.
We have recently syndicated a yearling Sweet Lou filly and an Imperial Count weanling full brother to Phoebe Imperial....21 new owners along with the Onyx/Kikorangi Blue syndicate....filly is to be trained by Micheal Purdon and has impressed during breaking, while the weanling will go to Coaster in the spring.
This underrated sire continues to fly under the radar, he’s had a super few months with Keayang Livana winning the Group 1 Vicbred and the Group 3 La Coocaracha. Monaro Mia is in career best form winning her last couple.... Imperial Count now has 14 winners from just 53 foals of racing age, they have amassed over $500k in stakes.
It’s been nice to see 2 or 3 two year olds show some promise here, Night Watch looks to have plenty of ability....this years 2yr olds are the first to race from semen collected here, it’s going to be exciting to follow in the coming months.
Both Royal Pride and Royal Del have done a super job as 3yr olds....through their deeds Royal Aspirations was (as at 30/6/21) NZ’s leading ”Fresh Semen” sire of 3yr olds. This from a crop of just 4 foals.
We continue to get glowing reports from around the country about his 2yr olds. Bad luck/illness has struck a few at vital times however 3 have now qualified and we expect KD Royalty and Sunny Lois to win at short notice in the coming couple of weeks.
Lochies first foals arrived in the spring with all owners being happy with what they have...athletic, sensible foals. This dual Group 1 winner deserves more mares!!!...prepay bookings have been strong and he will serve his biggest book this season
It has been a difficult 8 or 9 months for all the sheep. Feed has either been available in excess or an absolute famine, Ram hoggets have got through relatively well to date. We have a very even line of both Suffolk and Beltex/Suffolk again this year......selling will start late November.
Lambing has gone really well , we are looking forward to seeing the lambs by our new Suffolk stud sire Mornish 114/19 grow and develop. He was the only Suffolk ram we used this year, abit of a risk but at this stage I couldn’t be more happy, 169 lambs with real substance!!!