Breeding standardbred horses for harness racing in NSW can be an exceptionally rewarding experience. There's the excitement of your mare going into foal, to the foal being born and then growing and developing into a race horse. Each of these milestones are significant, and worthy of celebration before you even get to a sales ring or racetrack.

New South Wales offers the best incentives for breeders in Australia with a number of bonuses and certificates available. These are all designed to stimulate breeding, rewarding those who commit breeding racehorses in NSW.

For more information about the bonuses and incentives on offer, and the lucrative Breeders Challenge series, see

NSW is also home to a number of excellent breeding studs who can provide you with expert advice and support. The NSW Breeders Association is also a valuable source of information about this topic.

Some of the high quality facilities in NSW include (in alphabetical order): Benstud Standardbreds, Brooklyn Lodge, Calderwood Stud, Medowie Lodge, Success Stud and Yirribee Pacing Stud.

Below you can learn more about a few of these breeding establishments.

Benstud Standardbreds


Success Stud


Yirribee Pacing Stud