Success & Highlights
To date Hollylodge has bred and raised 44 winning racehorses from our own mares, we have bred country winners, city winners and a multiple stakes placed city winning horses from our farm as well as 2 x 2 year old Vobis Gold winning home breds in 2014 and 2016.
From our very first mare who was a give away, we bred a 7 time winner and a city winner/placegetter in ZEPHYR BEAT.
We foaled down and cared for the dual Group 1 winner in LITTORIO in his first few months of life as well as Gr 1 winner MAY’S DREAM, VAIN QUEEN, TUSCAN FIRE, TUSCANY VIEW and many more.
Have also looked after and foaled down the wonderful Gr 1 race mare SHE’S ARCHIE and several other top racemares.
We were honoured to stand one of Japan’s leading sires in JUNGLE POCKET for his only season in Australia in 2007.
We were also honoured to have one of the most gutsy racehorses, winner of 6 Group 1 and 8 Group 2 races stand at our stud for many years in DURBRIDGE.
In 2011 Daniel took out the Tabcorp Racing Victoria Thoroughbred Employee of the year, winning his section and then the overall 5 sections. This award was given for his outstanding contribution to our business of breeding, managing the hands on side of the stud, teaching work experience students, loving his work, racing horses, handling stallions, client liaison, helping vets, a real role model to all young people in the industry at an age of 23 at the time of his award and showing that hard work does not go unnoticed or unappreciated in this industry.
Our highlight in 2014 was having our own home bred AL’S KITCHEN win as a 2 year old at Wangaratta by 4 and a quarter lengths a Vobis Gold race then head straight to Flemington on a Saturday and just get beaten by a head down the straight. Al has now gone on to Hong Kong where he has won racing as Haymaker.
On Jan 1st 2016 our home bred filly WANT TO ROCK made her debut down the straight at Flemington winning over 1000m in a Super Vobis/Vobis Gold race. She then went on to win as a 3 year old at Bendigo beating some very good stakes horses home.
In 2020, we foaled down a colt by Turrfontein out of Walvis Bay. This colt was subsequently weaned and prepped on-farm for sale by Hollylodge. This colt went on to win the VOBIS Showdown at Caulfield and was named KHOEKHOE.
In 2021, Hollylodge set a new benchmark for its consignment, consigning a Deep Field Colt that sold for $400,000 selling to McEvoy/Mitchell Racing for $400,000.
Hollylodge set new benchmark selling colt for $400,000
In 2021, Hollylodge set a new personal best at the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale, selling a lovely Deep Field Colt to McEvoy Mitchell/Belmont Bloodstock for $400,000.
This result signified an important milestone for the operation and is a reflection of the upward trajectory of the business.
Hollylodge bred Bel Esprit colt sells for $130,000
Born and Bred by Hollylodge from our own mare Alice’s Restaurant her Bel Esprit colt who was sold as a weanling at the Inglis Great Southern Sale in 2015 for $50,000 was today sold to Hong Kong for $130,000 at the Inglis Prem 1 sale. Beautifully prepared by Bell River Thoroughbreds as agent.
Record sale price for Written Tycoon filly at Premier 2 Sale
It was a record price of $130,000 for a filly sold in the Inglis Prem 2 sale at the Inglis Prem sale in 2016 and this magnificent filly by the sire of the moment in Written Tycoon from She’s A Knockout stood out for her owners Justin Lovatt, Marcus Keown and John Lovatt.
The filly was prepped by Hollylodge farm manager Daniel Nevill and assisted by our two Laurens at Hollylodge.
Malua Racing outbid some very well credentialled trainers to obtain this filly for $130,000.
Hollylodge homebred wins first up at Flemington
Bred, raised and raced by Hollylodge “Want to Rock” by Wanted from Hollylodge mare “Rock The Moment” wins over 1000m on debut at Flemington on New Years Day 2016. Ridden by K. Mallyon and trained by the inform team of Ellerton/Zahra Want To Rock raced for big money with being qualified for Super Vobis and Vobis Gold.
This is the first live foal of the dam to race.
Daniel Nevill wins 2015 Young Achiever Award
Hollylodge stud manager Daniel Nevill wins the North East Thorougbreds Young Achiever Award presented to him at the Annual Awards Night at Michelton Winery on Saturday 1st August 2015.
Daniel was presented his award by Cr Deb Swan from Strathbogie Shire council in recognition of his contribution to Thoroughbred Breeding in the North East of Vic over the last 10 years.
Daniel wins Tabcorp Racing Victoria, Thoroughbred Employee of the Year
A big day at Flemington in March 2011 with Daniel winning Tabcorp Racing Victoria Thoroughbred Employee of the Year, winning his section and the overall 5 sections.