Faith Shown in Qld Industry

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The faith in the Queensland breeding and racing industry has been highlighted by yet another big name stud moving operations here.

Eliza Park, one of Australia’s leading stud farms, has announced that it will establish a division in Queensland, acquiring the famous and highly successful Racetree Stud.

Formerly Noble Park and once home to the highly successful Mossman, Racetree was taken over by Kevin Dixon in 2004 and has continued the tradition of producing sound, athletic racehorses.

Now to be known as Eliza Park Queensland, this well appointed property is located in the very heart of Queensland’s breeding region at Innisplain.

Dixon, who was recently appointed Racing Queensland Limited chairman, hands over the leasehold reins to Eliza Park, and enthused: “I’m very proud of where we have positioned Racetree in the Queensland breeding industry. However, I feel this is the perfect opportunity to take it to the next step – Eliza Park has a reputation for professionalism and innovation and this initiative is a tremendous boon for both local and interstate broodmare owners.”

Eliza Park CEO, Cameron Croucher concurred: “The expansion into Queensland is a huge milestone for Eliza Park.

In just over a decade, Eliza Park has established itself as the leading stud farm in Victoria and, courtesy of its five properties and highly professional team, offers clients every possible thoroughbred related service.

“The opportunity to create a division in Queensland was simply too hard to pass up and we are grateful to Kevin (Dixon) to be able to lease what is not only such a well-equipped and beautiful property, but one of the most successful nurseries in the country.”

Eliza Park will announce the 2012 lineup of stallions later in the week: a roster guaranteed to whet the appetite of both local and interstate broodmare owners.