— About Cressfield —
Cressfield’s history begins in the early 1900’s being initially established as a 10,000 acre wheat and sheep farm and owned by the Hall family until the late 1990’s. It was then subdivided, and in 2000 the 1917 Cressfield Homestead inclusive of approximately 3,500 adjoining acres was purchased by the current owner. Since then 1,200 acres of this land has been specifically developed for Thoroughbred breeding, transforming the blank canvas of a sheep farm into the premier boutique broodmare farm that it is today.
The 1917 Queen Anne Federation Homestead was also completely restored during this time.
Taking four and a half years to complete, it retains all its period features while concealing the conveniences of a modern home.
The development of Cressfield has seen it assemble a broodmare band of enviable quality boasting the likes of Group 1 winners, Champagne (NZ), Regimental Gal, River Dove, Star Satire (NZ), Our Egyptian Raine (NZ) and the well performed Palia, Absolutelyfabulous, Personify and Galapagos Girl.
Using a simple strategy of mating quality mares to the best available stallions, Cressfield is now seeing strong sales results being reflected in racetrack performances.
Easter 2013 saw Cressfield post its most successful sale to date, selling 5 superior yearlings for an average of $1.36 million. Including the $4 million Fastnet Rock x River Dove colt and the two $1million fillies, Fastnet Rock x Park Esteem and Redoute’s Choice x Star Satire. We now wait with great anticipation for the start of their racing careers.
We are proud to give you this virtual parade of our breeding stock and invite any further inquiries.