bigstar Oakland Park Stud – Where Champions Are Bred

Our goal at Oakland Park Stud is to breed racehorses capable of winning at Black Type level. Everything we do is meticulously planned around achieving this goal. Nothing is left to chance.

We would like to think our record to date shows our efforts are working, having bred Australia’s fighting tiger, Northerly – Australian Horse of the Year, two-time winner of the Cox Plate, Caulfield Cup, two Australian Cups and Railway Stakes.

Some of our other stars include Marasco (Makybe Diva Stakes), Ihtsahymn (Kingston Town Classic), Shirazamatazz (WA Derby), Covertly (Railway Stakes) and Roman Time (Karrakatta Plate and Sires Produce Stakes. Other Black Type gallopers include Grand Nirvana, Paris Petard, Jestatune, All Friared Up, and Jukebox who is now at stud.

Breeding winning thoroughbreds is what we have been doing for over 25 years. So when you go to the Sales and buy a yearling with the XX5 brand, you can be assured we have done what we can to get you into the winner’s circle.

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STANDING AT OAKLAND

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Standing at 16.1 hands, Sessions is an outstanding looking individual from a brilliant family and is Group 2 winning sire of Champion racehorse and sire Lonhro.

Sessions was a colt of the highest quality and from the classy Canny Lad stakes winning mare Seances, herself a half-sister to arguably Darley Stud’s best ever filly Unwordly.

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The son of champion sire of sires Redoute’s Choice and a class sprinter in his own right, King’s Troop is from Royal Snippets (Royal Academy), a Sandown-Hillside winning half-sister to sire sensation Snitzel & champion freshman Hinchinbrook.

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Latest News

Dais Exacts Revenge Second-Up

Lightly-raced four-year-old Dais broke her maiden status in nice fashion second-up at Northam on Wednesday when taking out the Mrs Mac’s Maiden (1100m). The Sessions mare made a luckless race debut on October 6 when severely held up in the straight before…

A good return for Massimo

Massimo, by Oakland Park’s Sessions, added more black type to his record with a sound first-up effort finishing second beaten 0.8 of a length in the $125,000 Listed Black Hart Bart Stakes over 1200 metres on Saturday. Massimo was bred…

Probity Proves Too Strong

Progressive three-year-old Probity got his spring campaign off to a flyer at Belmont on Saturday when winning the Free Entry To Belmont Park Handicap (1200m) at his first run back. The son of Demerit flashed above-average ability when recording successive…

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All breeders set out to breed sound and competitive racehorses, with the dream of maybe one day breeding a horse worthy of being called a Champion.

For Oakland Park Stud, that dream came true – we were blessed to have bred Northerly. As history now records, Northerly, or as we affectionately call him “Norton”, was probably the most unlikely candidate to rise to the level he did. He was born without a pulse. His legs were not correct, and wasn’t that flash to look at. However, as we were to find out – he had that elusive X factor. That special something that only very few equine athletes throughout history have possessed.

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