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 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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cross Shooting To Win

Shooting To Win was an outstanding racehorse who won the stallion-making Group 1 MRC Caulfield Guineas over 1600 metres.

From his first five crops to race Shooting To Win has had 245 runners to grace the racetrack for 145 individual winners, an impressive 59% winners to runners’ ratio with progeny earnings of over $16 million.

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Bustling Bustles his way to Karrakatta Favourtism

Oakland Park 2YO Bustling (Frosted-Busimiss) has firmed into the Karrakatta Plate outright favourite following a dominate win in Listed Perth Stakes at Ascot yesterday. Sent out a short priced favourite, the Dan Morton trained gelding jumped from barrier 7, and…

Exceltrain Gets Home in Boilover

Spirit Of Boom four-year-old Exceltrain caused a boilover in the last race of the day at Ascot on Saturday when taking out the CTM Recruitment Handicap (1400m) and landing Daniel and Ben Pearce their 50th win of the 2023/24 season…

Lord Vampi takes out JC Roberts Stakes

Progressive three-year-old Lord Vampi handled the step up to stakes level with aplomb at Ascot on Saturday when scoring an impressive win in the $125,000 Listed J.C. Roberts Stakes (1800m). Sent out a $13 chance with a tricky task on…

Bustling starts career with a win

Oakland Park 2YO Bustling has started his career in dominate fashion, taking out the Amelia Park Plate over 1200m at Ascot on Saturday. At his first career start and coming off an impressive trial, the Dan Morton trained son of…

cross Northerly

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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