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Portland Sky (AUS)

2017 Deep Field (Northern Meteor) x Sky Rumba (Shrewd Rhythm)
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Group 1 sprinting son of Deep Field … won time honoured Group 1 Oakleigh Plate at 3 (emulating Snitzel, Fastnet Rock, Weekend Hussler, Starspangledbanner) … multiple Group winner & 2nd in Group 1 William Reid (featuring 8 individual Group 1 winners) … “a particularly good looking horse, a magnificent animal and definitely got the ride attitude” – trainer Matt Laurie.

Widden Stud

Widden Stud

Stands at Widden Stud
2023 FEE: $22,000

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
+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

Latest News

Widden Stud Stallion Parades Kick Off for 2023 – Test Your Mare

The first of the annual Widden Stud NSW stallion parades was held on Thursday with Antony and Katie Thompson welcoming guests to the ‘Valley of Champions’ for a sensational lunch, warm hospitality and of course the presentation of stallions including exciting newcomer Jacquinot, with all sires available for Hypothetical matings.

Widden Sons of Guns – Hypothetical Matings

Widden Stud are offering a great deal with six sons of champion sires available at a discounted rate for breeders who select two for their mares and all are Premium stallions on Breednet, so if you are breeding on a budget and can’t afford the big guns, let’s get testing some Hypothetical Matings on the sons of guns!

Riddle Me That Relives the Glory Days

It’s been a long time between drinks for six year-old Deep Field gelding Riddle Me That, who had not won a race since 2020, but he relived the glory days when taking out the $200,000 VRC Winter Championship Final (1600m) at Flemington on Saturday.

The Heir Apparent

Widden Stud have enjoyed great results mining the Encosta de Lago sireline through his influential son Northern Meteor and current champion sire Zoustar, but you can always add more strings to your bow and securing the best son of Deep Field is a strategy that fits with an established pattern of success at this world renowned farm.

Widden Stud – Season in Review

The 2021/ 2022 Australian racing season has brought continuing success on the track and in the sale ring to Widden Stud and our clients with the addition of new stallions this year holding promise for the future.

Bred to Win Returns for Spring 2022

What more fitting date could there be for the return of Bred To Win for its spring season than the horses’ birthday, Monday August 1!

Pedigree Table

Deep Field (AUS) 2010
Sky Rumba (AUS) 2011
Northern Meteor (AUS) 2005
Listen Here (AUS) 2004
Shrewd Rhythm (AUS) 2004
Line Of Flight (AUS) 2007
Encosta De Lago (AUS) 1990
Explosive (USA) 1990
Elusive Quality (USA) 1994
Announce (AUS) 1994
Danehill Dancer (IRE) 1993
Balcanny (AUS) 1993
Bletchley Park (IRE) 1989
Sweepshot (AUS) 1995
Mr. Prospector: 5s x5s
Sir Tristram: 5d x5s

Race Record

At 3
1st - Neds Oakleigh Plate (1100) Gr.1
1st - Pfd Food Serv. Red Anchor Stks (1200) Gr.3
1st - Superior Food Serv Manfred Stk (1200) Gr.3
1st - Madica Civil Mdn Plate (1000)
2nd - Keogh Homes William Reid Stks (1200) Gr.1
4th - Poseidon Stakes (1100) LR
At 4
2nd - Mitty's McEwen Stakes (1000) Gr.2

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Fee History

2023-$22,000 , 2022-$27,500

Sons of Deep Field at Stud in Australasia

Grandsons of Northern Meteor at Stud in Australasia