Silverdale, 2 hours south of Sydney at Avoca in the Southern Highlands, is embarking on major growth and expansion plans, including additions to the management ranks, bloodstock portfolio, the farm’s footprint with the acquisition of two adjoining properties, and to the range of state-of-the-art facilities.
These two new properties, Cloudlands and Bladon, include large paddocks for yearlings and mares plus additional accommodation for staff, clients and guests. Infrastructure is also being upgraded, to include a new yearling barn, maintenance and feed sheds.
Among new executive appointments for Silverdale Farm, Robert Petith is taking the role of General Manager, and Jennifer Sassier continues as Silverdale’s Stud Manager – their combined experience positions Silverdale to take the operation to new levels. Meanwhile, Silverdale principal Steve Grant’s racing operation, Grant Bloodstock, continues its commitment to invest in top quality bloodstock in its own right, and with such highly respected industry partners such as Chris Waller’s Harras Syndicates, The Newgate Colts Partnership and Louis Mihalyka’s Laurel Oak Bloodstock.
The Grant Bloodstock portfolio continues to grow, with the progressive addition of yearlings and potential broodmares – the cream of the crop earmarked to make Silverdale home when their racing careers have concluded. One of the current stars of the Grant Bloodstock team is the multiple Group-placed $400K earner Sweet Scandal who will eventually join quality broodmares Imposing Lass, Alassio, Endean Rose, Ring de Belle, Tarabai, Sense Of Hite and others at Silverdale. This expansion of the quality broodmare band will see Silverdale Farm sell under its own banner commencing at the 2021 sales series.
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