Cressfield for Select Breeding


Aerial View


history begins in the early 1900’s being initially established as a 10,000-acre wheat and sheep farm and owned by the Hall family until the late 1990’s. It was then subdivided, and in 2000 the 1917 Cressfield Homestead inclusive of approximately 3,500 adjoining acres was purchased by the current owner. Since then, 1,200 acres of this land has been specifically developed for Thoroughbred breeding, transforming the blank canvas of a sheep farm into the premier boutique broodmare farm that it is today. The 1917 Queen Anne Federation Homestead was also completely restored during this time. Taking four and a half years to complete, it retains all its period features while concealing the conveniences of a modern home.

The early
development of

saw it assemble a broodmare band of enviable quality boasting the likes of Group 1 winners, Champagne (NZ), Regimental Gal, River Dove, Star Satire (NZ), Our Egyptian Raine (NZ) and the well performed Palia, Personify and Galapagos Girl. Now, some 20 years on, the bloodlines of these wonderful matriarchs live on in the Cressfield pastures through their daughters and granddaughters such as the Gr3 winning Egyptian Symbol and Lilliburlero.

Nowadays the paddocks continue to be awash with stakes performers or dams of such, including the more recent acquisitions, Group 1 winning mares Pippie, Spright and Secret Agenda, alongside the speedy stakes performers Miss Leonidas, Quilista, Adelong and Madam Legend. While the homebred Gr1 performer, Frankely Awesome and Dezign, dam of Gr1 winning Nimalee, have cemented their position as sentimental farm favorites.

While maintaining a quality breeding operation is a long way attributed to the quality of the breeding stock,

it is also largely reliant on the quality of its people. At the heart of the Cressfield operation are the staff that uphold a high standard and contribute to maintaining a work culture of harmony, hard work, diligence, and learning. Employee safety, inclusivity and respect for the work life balance is central to the Cressfield ethos.