Raheen – a family-run, hands-on stud

 

Spanning 4,000 acres in the fertile Gladfield Valley, RAHEEN STUD is one of Queensland’s most successful thoroughbred nurseries.

 

Owned AND managed by the Nolan family - Basil and his wife Diane, son Basil Jnr and wife Natalie - Raheen offers every service from stallions to sales prep, from foaling to agistment.

 

We’ve been doing it a long while now, three generations in fact, and while it might sound a bit corny, your success is our success.

 

It’s certainly worked with farm ‘graduates’ like Robert Smerdon’s Oak Door, winner of the 2017 Group Two Autumn Stakes …

 

Desleigh Foster’s stakes winner Too Good To Refuse … multiple stakes winner and Stradbroke runner-up, Hard To Catch, who lived up to his name and won over $1.1 million … the multiple Group winner, Adebisi … just to name a few.     

 

And as a leading vendor at major sales where our horses have sold up to $480,000, Raheen Stud is pretty popular with both domestic and international buyers, as indicated by the current progress of top notch Hong Kong sprinter, Seasons Bloom, and Singapore’s exciting 2YO Whistling Win.

 

Situated west of the Great Dividing Range and just 130 kilometres from Brisbane, Raheen consists of rich alluvial creek flats, rising to undulating hills. The Glengallan Creek runs through the farm and irrigation water is provided from six underground bores, while Raheen produces its own fodder and hay and the thoroughbreds are always grazed on green pasture: a mix of clover, lucerne and rye.

 

In 2017, Raheen Stud will stand Queensland’s Champion First Season Sire, Golden Archer, who is proving to be a boom for both commercial and breed-to-race owners.