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

Royal Aspirations 2 yr olds make an early impression qualifying at Ashburton on 19/11/19

Latest Phoebe Bred Winner

Experia NZ winning at Menangle Country Club 31/08/20 Race 1
click on image below to view the video of the win

Phoebe rams take top honours at 2017 & 2018 Christchurch Shows
No of Wins for Horses Bred by Phoebe Stud

Total: 166

2019/20 Season

Total: 11

2020/21 Season

Total: 2
To Date

News

Racing

Both Phoebe Imperial and Phoebe Onyx have raced successfully over the last few months. Both have just had a wee freshen up. Imperial once again got crook after a couple of nice wins. Things look tough for him in the grade he is in now though!!

Onyx hasn’t won since just after lockdown but has been competitive while not showing his normal zip...nor having a lot of luck. Hopefully he gets back to his best, he will be aimed at Cup Week.

We have another expected to race for the first time next week....a pacing filly Kikorangi Blue, she has impressed at trials and shouldn’t take long to get to the winners circle.

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.

Imperial Count

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.

Royal Aspirations

Both Royal Pride and Royal Del have done a super job as 3yr olds....through their deeds Royal Aspirations is currently(as at 22/6/21) NZ’s leading ”Fresh Semen” sire of 3yr olds. This from a crop of just 4 foals, the other two are expected at the races in the coming weeks. We continue to get glowing reports from around the country about his 2yr olds. Bad luck/illness has struck a few at vital times, but again expect to see a few at the races in the coming months.

Locharburn

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!!!

Rams

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 is a couple of weeks away, really looking forward to seeing the lambs by our new Suffolk stud sire Mornish 114/19

Suffolk Rams Available for Private Sale