Eliza Park expands into Seymour

The continued expansion of Eliza Park has taken another leap forward with the addition of a fifth Victorian property to its portfolio.

The latest acquisition is a dedicated foaling down facility and walk in farm based in Seymour.  It was formerly known as Newlands Thoroughbreds / Wadham Park.

The new farm will now be known as Eliza Park Northwood and encompasses 470 acres of prime North Eastern Victoria real estate and boasts world class facilities.

“We’re very excited at the opportunity to shift our foaling unit to Eliza Park Northwood as we again expect to foal down some 250 of our clients mares this spring,” Eliza Park CEO Cameron Croucher said..  “The facilities are ideal and there will be little to no disruption in making the transition.

“Eliza Park Northwood’s close proximity to all the major stud farms will also allow us to walk on clients mares on their behalf and, naturally, we’ll be using our fleet to transport mares to the Kerrie property as well.”

Eliza Park Kerrie will continue to be the hub for stallions, nominations, marketing, administration and a flourishing racing division, while the adjacent property – Eliza Park Nardoo – houses the dry mares and spelling racehorses.

Eliza Park also has two other properties in the North East – Eliza Park Nagambie, dedicated to rearing young horses, and Eliza Park Smithfield, a purpose built farm to house yearlings and weanlings for the operation’s burgeoning sales arm.

“Eliza Park Northwood is an outstanding farm with much of the infrastructure already in place,” Croucher added.  “The manner and speed at which each facet of the organisation is growing, necessitated the move.

“It’s amazing to think that just on a decade ago our stallions covered just 187 mares – 70 of them owned by Eliza Park owner Lee Fleming.  Last year, our stallions covered 1100 mares.

Eliza Park’s stallion division is headed by Black Caviar’s sire Bel Esprit.  Newcomers to its roster this year are Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver and Lonhro stakes winner Dissolved.