Welcome to Carrington Park Stud

Carrington Park Stud is situated in Carrington Falls, NSW, only a 5 minute drive from Robertson in the Southern Highlands. Ideally suited for horses the property has fertile soils and very productive, high protein pastures. The property also offers established windbreaks in all paddocks providing protection from the weather in winter, and shelter and shade in summer. The Kangaroo River runs through the boundary offering a constant water source all year round, along with the annual rainfall being 40-50 inches.

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Jul 09 2016

London Bridge to stand at Carringtonpark Stud in 2016

London Bridge at Carrington Park Stud


Built for unrivalled endurance and bred for quality on and off the track, the New York-bred London Bridge was destined to make headlines around the world and now the striking son of Arch (USA) is set to stand his second season “Down Under” at Carrington Park Stud in the picturesque Southern Highlands.


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Jul 18 2015

More about Sheet Talent

Sheer Talent Standing for $4,400

Dear Breeder,

We are pleased to introduce our new stallion Sheer Talent, who will be standing his first season at Carrington Park Stud in 2015.

A son of Champion Redoute’s Choice, from the esteemed Eight Carat family, Sheer Talent was a G3 Winner of the VRC CS Hayes Stakes and placed 3rd in the G1 VRC Australian Guineas. He will stand his first season at a fee of $4,400, which we believe to be the best value of any other stallion in Australia that is comparable on his breeding and race performance.

Sheer Talent is an impeccably good looking horse, selling for $350,000 at the 2011 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. He has the typical Danehill/Redoute’s Choice quality of appearance, and has the robust physique from his damline that allowed him to sprint with the best of his age like Shamexpress, Kabayan & Lady of Harrods over 1200m in the G3 McNeil  Stakes at Caulfield as an early 3YO, but also run eventual G1 ATC Derby Runner-up Philippi to a nose when 2nd in the G2 Alister Clark Stakes over 2040m at Moonee Valley as an Autumn 3YO. His run in the G1 Australian Guineas was his best career performance. After drawing barrier 15, pushing forward to race outside the leader, being exposed early in the straight, he showed extreme toughness & constitution to run 3rd, beaten only 1 ¼ length. He possessed the G1 ability that mare owners crave when selecting their stallions each season, and has the pedigree & looks to match.


Sheer Talent Racing

Race Career

A 2YO winner at his second race start at Seymour, Sheer Talent’s third start was as an early 3YO in the Group 3 MRC McNeil Stakes, running 5th behind Lady Of Harrods, Kabayan & Shamexpress over 1200m, beaten just over a length (Replay: http://www.racing.com/form/2012-09-01/caulfield/race/4/results).
After resuming in the Autumn in the Listed MRC Manfred Stakes with an encouraging 4th over 1200m at his fourth start, Sheer Talent then won the Group 3 VRC CS Hayes Stakes at his 5th start, defeating Philippi and Albrecht (Replay: http://www.racing.com/form/2013-02-16/flemington/race/6/results).
He lined up in the Group 1 VRC Australian Guineas from Barrier 15, and after going forward from the start, sitting outside the leader and hitting the front early in the straight, Sheer Talent ran a gallant 3rd behind Ferlax & You’re So Good, beaten only 1 ¼ length while again defeating Philippi and Albrecht (Replay: http://www.racing.com/form/2013-03-02/flemington/race/7/results).


At his final start of his 3YO season, Sheer Talent stretched out to 2040m in the Group 2 MVRC Alister Clark Stakes, running 2nd to future Group 1 ATC Australian Derby runner-up Philippi by a nose, showing his versatility from 1200m-2040m (Replay: http://www.racing.com/form/2013-03-15/moonee-valley/race/6/results).


Sheer Talent was set for the Group 1 VRC Emirates Stakes at Flemington over 1600m as a spring 4YO, but after a promising return from a spell in early October when 6th in the Listed VRC Paris Lane Stakes beaten just over 1 ½ lengths, Sheer Talent made only 2 more racetrack appearances before being retired due to injury, limiting his career to only 10 starts.

Background & Breeding

Bred by Gerry Harvey’s Baramul Stud, Sheer Talent is by Australia’s 3-time Champion Stallion, Redoute’s Choice. To date, he has sired 123 Stakes Winners, including 27 G1 Winners, with progeny earnings over $114 million. His sons at stud include:

Snitzel, standing for $88,000, sired 31 Stakes Winners, including 6 x G1 Winners

Stratum, standing for $33,000, sired 28 Stakes Winners including 3 x G1 Winners

Not A Single Doubt, standing for $33,000, sired 23 Stakes Winners including 1 x G1 Winner


Sheer Talent’s damline is the jewel in the crown of the Australian & New Zealand bloodstock industries. Being from the mare St. Katherine, he is a full-brother to G3 Winner & twice G1 4th placed Kittens, and half-brother to G3 Winner Saint Encosta. St. Katherine is a half-sister to 3 x G1 Winners, Bonanova, Telesto & Fraternity. Sheer Talent’s 3rd Dam, Great Klaire, is a half-sister to European Champion 3YO & Champion 2YO Filly Habibti, but most importantly is a half-sister to 3-time Broodmare of the Year, Eight Carat. She is the dam of Champions & G1 Winners Octagonal, Kaapstad, Mouawad, Marquise & Diamond Lover; and the grand-dam of Champions & G1 Winners Danewin, Don Eduardo, Tristalove & Shower Of Roses. Stallions from this family include:

Commands (G3 Winner by Danehill), sire of 67 Stakes Winners, deceased

Kaapstad (G1 Winner by Sir Tristram), sire of 46 Stakes Winners, deceased

Danewin (G1 Winner by Danehill), sire of 29 Stakes Winners, pensioned

Octagonal (G1 Winner by Zabeel), sire of 25 Stakes Winners, pensioned

Viscount (G1 Winner by Quest For Fame), sire of 11 Stakes Winners, active

Don Eduardo (G1 Winner by Zabeel), sire of 10 Stakes Winners, active

Viking Ruler (G1 Winner by Danehill), sire of 6 Stakes Winners, active

Shooting To Win (G1 Winner by Northern Meteor), retired in 2015 standing for $38,500

Deep Field (G2 Winner by Northern Meteor), retired in 2015 standing for $22,000

Carrington Park Stud’s Peter Beauman: “We’re thrilled to have Sheer Talent retiring to Carrington Park Stud for the 2015 Season. He is by one of the great stallions of Australia in Redoute’s Choice, who’s sons at stud like Snitzel and Stratum have exceeded everyone’s expectations. He possesses a similar profile to other successful Redoute’s Choice sons Not A Single Doubt and Beneteau (leading first season sire for 2014/15), as stallions that were Listed or Group Winners with a high level placing in a Group 1 or $1,000,000 race. He has a great physique, a prolific Group 1 producing pedigree and untapped Group 1 ability, we can’t wait to see his foals on the ground in 2016.”

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Jun 15 2015

Sheer Talent in Blue Bloods

See Sheer Talent in Blue Bloods.

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May 06 2015


Sheer Talent, a son of renowned ‘sire of sires’ Redoute’s Choice from the Eight Carat family, has been retired to Carrington Park Stud for the 2015 Season. A Group 3 Winner of the VRC CS Hayes Stakes, and 3rd in the Group 1 VRC Australian Guineas by 1 ¼ lengths, Sheer Talent’s racing career was cut short due to injury, and only raced 10 times.  More information here

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Jun 30 2013

“SALADE 2013”


Carrington Park Stud is proud to announce “SALADE” the Pago Pago Group 2 winning son of “SNITZEL” will be joining our Stallion roster again for the 2013 breeding season. More information here


May 23 2012

New Stallion “SALADE”

Carrington Park Stud is proud to announce “SALADE” the Pago Pago Group 2 winning son of “SNITZEL” will be joining our Stallion roster for the 2012 breeding season. More information here


Apr 17 2012

Welcome to our new website.

We have made some tucks and tweaks to our website to enable us to more easily share how Carrington Park Stud is growing. Our News page (front page) will be updated regularly and photos added in the photo gallery in the coming months.