Berkeley Park Stud Pty Ltd was established in 2009. After many years managing Horse
Studs in Australia and a stint in Japan, Neale Bruce decided to use his passion for
the thoroughbred industry and expertise, to set up on his own.
For the first three years Neale leased the property ‘Kilwinning,’ next to Scone Race
Course, whilst he established the business. His right hand man in this venture was
Irishman, Donal Reidy, an experienced Stud Manager who shared Neale’s vision. Between
them they built a reputation for hard work, integrity and dedication. The brand Berkeley
Park Stud (BF5) was born.
In 2013 Neale and his wife, Jenny, purchased a beautiful farm in Blandford, north
of Scone. The property was already operating as an agistment farm and had excellent
facilities for agisting and raising young thoroughbreds. It was perfect for what
was required, surrounded by the Pages River with a combination of alluvial river
flats, rolling hills and fertile grazing country.
As most thoroughbred enthusiasts are aware Scone is the “Horse Capital of Australia”
making Berkeley Park conveniently close to all the major stud farms in the area including
Arrowfield, Coolmore, Darley, Emirates, Newgate, Vinery, Widden and Yarraman. This
allows easy access to ’walk’ on mares to all the top commercial stallion farms in
the Hunter Valley.
Undoubtedly the staff on a Stud Farm plays a critical role in its operation. Here
at Berkeley Park, we believe we have a team of people who have a passion for what
they do and who all share the same goals and work ethic.