— 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 early development of Cressfield saw it establish 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 credentialed Snowdrift, Palia, Absolutelyfabulous, Personify and Galapagos Girl.
Group 1 winners Onemorenomore and Clearly Innocent were both Cressfield born and raised, as were the group winners Missrock, Headwater, Lilliburlero, Egyptian Symbol, Satin Shoes and Star Rolling.
At the 2013 Inglis Easter Yearling sale, Cressfield really made its presence felt in the industry, selling 5 superior yearlings for an average of $1.36 million. Including a $4 million Fastnet Rock x River Dove colt and two $1million fillies, Fastnet Rock x Park Esteem and Redoute’s Choice x Star Satire.
The more recent aquisition of quality young mares sees Cressfield enter a new phase in their breeding program aiming to breed precocious speed. Group winning mares Secret Agenda, Platelet, Thump, Wild Rain , Real Surreal, Artistry, Egyptian Symbol and Lilliburlero look primed to perpetuate the quality behind the CF brand well into the future.
We are proud to give you this virtual parade of our breeding stock and invite any further inquiries.