Widden Stud

Widden Stud

Operating for over 150 years under the ownership of the Thompson family, Widden Stud is a name synonymous with champion sires – Marscay, Vain, Bletchingly, Todman, General Nediym, Northern Meteor & Stratum – brilliant, tough, speed oriented horses that left a legacy of greatness for generations to come. Geography and mother nature have bestowed tremendous natural gifts on Widden, making it one of the most picturesque farms in the world, offering an unparalleled environment for young thoroughbreds. Located on 7,000 acres of spectacular horse country in the Widden Valley, the farm features rich alluvial creek flats sheltered by magnificent sandstone cliffs providing pristine and tranquil surrounds.

Widden Valley , via Denman, NSW, 2328
info@widden.com
www.widden.com
+61 (02) 6549 9999
Antony Thompson - NSW
0427 470 507
Matt Comerford - NSW
0424 742 672
Adam Henry - VIC
0428 036 472
Philip Marshall - VIC
0407 853 782

Stallions standing at Widden Stud

Anders

Anders service fee for 2023 is $16,500

4th season at stud

Jacquinot

Jacquinot service fee for 2023 is $33,000

2nd season at stud

Portland Sky

Portland Sky service fee for 2023 is $22,000

3rd season at stud

Rebel Dane

Rebel Dane service fee for 2023 is $22,000

Latest winner: Princess Pancakes

Supido

Supido service fee for 2023 is $19,800

Latest winner: Super Duck

Trapeze Artist

Trapeze Artist service fee for 2023 is $55,000

Latest winner: Piggyback

Written By

Written By service fee for 2023 is $27,500

Latest winner: Scorsese

Zousain

Zousain service fee for 2023 is $22,000

Latest winner: Froebel Star

Zoustar

Zoustar service fee for 2023 is $220,000

Latest winner: Lady Shenanigans

Latest News

"The guys that own him were really disappointed when he drew wide but I said to them when he came over here and worked on Tuesday, 'this is really his favourite track’, he gets himself into such a good rhythm here and it's the only race all Summer that I had an opportunity to bring him back here to Doomben," Gollan said.
Quality Rubick colt Jacquinot enhanced his credentials for a future stud career when adding the $750,000 Group I MRC CF Orr Stakes (1400m) to his resume, but the victory was not without drama.
The Group III MRC Manfred Stakes (1300m) at Sandown on Australia Day featured a host of exciting three year-olds resuming from a spell, but there was a short priced favourite in Golden Rose winner Jacquinot.
Widden Stud are thrilled to announce the acquisition of Group I ATC Golden Rose winner Jacquinot, who will start in the $15million Everest against the best sprinters in the world at Randwick on Saturday.
Outstanding Rubick colt Jacquinot defied the pattern of the day when he charged home from well back in the field to claim the $1,000,000 Group 1 Chandon Golden Rose Stakes.
After making a spectacular career debut on Boxing Day at Caulfield, the Rubick colt Jacquinot had little luck, primarily due to his antics, in the Blue Diamond Prelude, Blue Diamond Stakes, and Golden Slipper.
The Written Tycoon filly Coolangatta and the Sebring colt Sejardan have been the benchmark two-year-olds since winning the Gimcrack Stakes and Breeders' Pate respectively at Randwick last October.
The Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr-trained Jacquinot will have a short break before embarking on a Blue Diamond Stakes campaign following a brilliant debut performance in the Frank O’Brien Handicap (1200m) at Caulfield on Boxing Day.
The striking Deep Field colt Portland Sky jumped straight to the front and made every post a winner in Saturday’s $200,000 Group III PFD Food Services Red Anchor Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley.
The Aquis farm colour-bearer Anders is hardly recognisable from the horse that took five starts to break his maiden
With Aquis Farm’s champion Not A Single Doubt colt Farnan waiting in the wings, they have a more than able deputy in another son of Not A Single Doubt, the glorious chestnut Anders who turned a competitive looking Listed The Rosebud at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday into a walk in the park.
The striking Not A Single Doubt colt Anders has carried the hopes of his stable from the time he lined up for his first start back in October, but he has proved to be something of a frustrating character.
Some people may have wondered at Coolmore’s Tom Magnier paying $500,000 for a Zoustar colt early in the sale at Magic Millions on Wednesday, but when you hear what his breeder John North of Bowness Stud has to say about him you can see why this colt is seen as having serious potential.
The Toby and Trent Edmonds-trained Queen Kay defeated her better-fancied stablemate Smart 'N' Sexy in Saturday’s $125,000 Aquis Gold Pearl Quality at the Gold Coast, which was not just a blow to punters but looks to have cost the runner-up a spot in next week’s Magic Millions 2yo Classic.  
Exciting Australian sire Zoustar will head the roster at Tweenhills Stud in Gloucestershire next year when he makes his second shuttle trip from Widden Stud to the northern hemisphere.
Stakes-placed earlier this year in Adelaide, three year-old Zoustar filly Sisstar has taken a little longer to hit winning form than her famous older sister Sunlight, but she claimed a valuable Black Type success at Flemington on Oaks Day when leading all the way to win the Group III VRC Red Roses Stakes (1100m).
Talented Zoustar mare Madam Rouge has been knocking on the door of a Black Type win for some time now with four previous seconds in stakes races before casting off the bridesmaid tag on Saturday at Randwick with a tenacious victory in the Group III ATC Nivison Stakes (1200m).
Ian Smith of Edinburgh Park was making news earlier this week for his stance on thoroughbred welfare (read about it here), but one of his horses carrying the IKS brand that won’t be returning home any time soon is talented sprinter Chicago Cub, who won his third race at Geelong on Wednesday.
Zoustar’s champion mare Sunlight was in hot form at Flemington on Saturday winning the Group II VRC Gilgai Stakes as her lead up to the $14million Everest, but she wasn’t the only Group winner on the card by Widden Stud’s young super sire.
Epsom Handicap day at Randwick with the first look at the new-season two-year-olds, a full card of nine stakes races on Turnbull Stakes day at Flemington and one of the great days of world racing at Longchamp featuring the incomparable Enable in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, this is as close as it gets to racing nirvana.

Recent Sales For Widden Stud

2024 Adelaide Yearling Sale - Top price: $180,000
2024 Australian Easter Yearling Sale - Top price: $2,200,000
2024 Classic Yearling Sale - Top price: $200,000
2024 Gold Coast Yearling Sale - Top price: $1,700,000
2024 HTBA Yearling Sale - Top price: $0
2024 Premier Yearling Sale - Top price: $250,000
2023 Adelaide Yearling Sale - Top price: $130,000
2023 Australian Broodmare Sale - Top price: $105,000
2023 Australian Easter Yearling Sale - Top price: $1,300,000
2023 Chairman's Sale - Top price: $1,350,000
2023 Classic Yearling Sale - Top price: $310,000
2023 Gold Coast Yearling Sale - Top price: $2,600,000
2023 Great Southern Sale - Top price: $90,000
2023 HTBA Yearling Sale - Top price: $135,000
2023 Premier Yearling Sale - Top price: $260,000