Based just 20 minutes west of Geelong, Rosemont Stud has quickly established itself as one of the most progressive thoroughbred stud farms in Australia. Offering services across the full spectrum of breeding and racing, Rosemont’s three properties offer the facilities to suit your thoroughbred … whatever your needs.

Rosemont Stud’s showpiece property is based at Gnarwarre where the breeding operation is stationed with over 970 hectares or around 2400 acres of prime river-frontage on the beautiful Barwon River just west of Geelong in Victoria. Closer to Geelong at the Ceres property is Rosemont’s boutique and increasingly popular racehorse spelling facility. Finally, at Lara just north of Geelong is Rosemont’s pre-training centre run by trainer Mark Young and his dedicated team.


Having acquired the Gnarwarre property from Makybe in 2012, the Red with White Gatecrasher colours of Rosemont Stud have taken centre stage as a leading racing operation in Victoria with wins in feature races by horses such as Volkstok’n’barrell, Tarzino, True Excelsior, Thrillster, Runaway and Iconoclasm.

In addition, swelling weanling and yearlings drafts in all major Australian sales have kept the breeding stud team extremely busy, with results improving rapidly every year and Rosemont can now lay claim to being the breeders and/or sellers of the following list of impressive Group 1 winning horses in the last couple of seasons –

Mr Quickie winner of the 2019 G1 Queensland Derby

Santa Ana Lane, Five-time Group 1 winner of the Stradbroke, Goodwood, TJ Smith, VRC Classic and Rupert Clarke handicap

Hey Doc, dual Group 1 winner of the Manikato Stakes and Australian Guineas

Alboran Sea, triple Group 1-winning, South African Champion 3YO Filly

Ruthven, Group 1 Queensland Derby winner and 4th in the Group 1 Hong Kong Derby

Montoya’s Secret, winner of the Group 1 Arrowfield Stud Stakes

Offering a select stallion roster that is extremely well supported by Stud principals Anthony Mithen and Nigel Austin, Rosemont Stud is home to ever-popular crowd pleaser Starcraft and the newest recruit, Medaglia d’Oro’s exciting son Nostradamus, whose first crop will hit the yearling sale circuit next season. The major shareholder in Toorak Toff, the multiple G1 winning Golden Rose record holder is standing at Kingsley Park in Tasmania for the 2018 season.


Offering breeding, spelling, pre-training and sales preparation services, Rosemont can cater for your every need, with a touch of Breeding Brilliance!

Please take time to peruse the website, learn more about the Rosemont Stud business and feel free to contact any of our staff for more information.



Rosemont has been an iconic farm in the Geelong region for the best part of a century. Once boasting Geelong’s most popular pony club, it has served as a sheep farm, cattle country and is now set-up as one of the more picturesque boutique thoroughbred farms in Victoria… and continues to spread its wings.