The equine interests of the Rowsthorn family will now be branded as Morningside, aligning its name with its world-class property located at Nagambie, Victoria.

The Woodside Park Stud business has been sold to interests associated with Eddie Hirsch while the breeding operation of the business will be retained by the newly named Morningside.

“We took the decision to become a boutique operation and focus our efforts on breeding high quality progeny” says owner, Mark Rowsthorn.

“While we enjoyed our time in the stallion business, the strategy to diversify our operations at Nagambie, to include cattle and cropping, meant we were better off leaving stallions to the bigger operations both in Victoria and the Hunter Valley.”

“Importantly, Morningside will continue to support the stallions at Woodside.”

“We thank all the clients who supported Woodside Park Stud over the years.”

Will and Tom Rowsthorn will lead the Morningside business and look to improve the quality of our broodmare band with further investment over the next few years.

Morningside’s General Manager, Will Rowsthorn, is excited about Morningside’s prospects and commented, “the Morningside property has a long history of producing group winning progeny and we are keen to emulate that success”.