Scone NSW 2337
Ivan Woodford-Smith and Senga Bissett established Ashleigh Thoroughbreds in 2001. Ashleigh is located in the heart of Australia’s main throughbred breeding area, the Hunter Valley of NSW. Previously part of a large cattle grazing operation, Senga and Ivan have developed Ashleigh over the ensuing years into the beautiful property it is today.
Senga and Ivan are the breeders and consigners of many successful racehorses such as Group I winners Danni Martine, Bulla Borghese and All Time High, with the stud currently home to around 25 broodmares and their progeny.
Some of the mares residing on Ashleigh are owned by Ivan and Senga but a couple of well-known breeders also have mares on the farm. Catherine Remond (breeder of champions Schillaci, Fairy King Prawn and Easy Rocking as well as the twice Group I winning filly Cosmic Endeavour) is one such breeder along with Steve Young who bred stakes winners Joy of Flight, Ntini, Griffon and Gliding to name a few.
Over the years Senga and Ivan have built up an enviable reputation for offering quality yearlings that prove themselves on the racetrack. Senga places a big emphasis on the handling of all young stock from birth which encourages confidence in the young horse and her attention to detail in all aspects of horse husbandry is second to none. When the yearlings are presented for sale, they are well grown, well-handled individuals who have had the best of care since birth.
Phone: 0410 588 200
Fax: 02 6545 0112