Middlebrook Valley Lodge is a boutique thoroughbred broodmare and agistment farm situated in Scone, New South Wales – the heart of ‘Australia’s Thoroughbred Horse Capital’.

Situated at the foothills of the Liverpool Ranges, this picturesque property set on 370 acres of prime pastoral land, is well protected on all sides. A balance of alluvial creek flats and undulating slopes ensure the ideal terrain for rearing, ‘growing out’ and spelling thoroughbred horses.

Middlebrook Valley Lodge is managed by Verna Metcalfe who is supported by Jenna Cochrane and a team of dedicated horse people experienced in all aspects of thoroughbred foaling, broodmare management, sales preparation, and general care.

Verna and her team abide by the philosophy that every horse is assessed and treated as an individual.

Our recipe for foaling and raising horses is a proven one: Recent black type performers (foaled, raised and/or consigned by Middlebrook Valley Lodge):

  • LI’L KONTRA (Krupt x L’Il Cashy, by Keltrice) 1st SAJC National S., Gr 3 (1200m), Dequetteville S., L (1050m),  2nd MRC Blue Sapphire S., Gr 3, SAJC Cinderella S., L, 3rd SAJC Queen Adelaide S., L, 4th VRC Coolmore Stud S., Gr 1
  • MILDRED (Hinchinbrook x Tempest Tost) [1st 2YO winner of the 2019/20 season] 1st VRC Chairman’s S. Gr 3 (1000m), VRC Maribyrnong Trial (1000m) L, 3rd ATC (Randwick) Reisling S. Gr 2, Talindert S. L
  • FASIKA (So You Think x Jarada, by Redoute’s Choice) 1st ATC (Randwick) Wenona Girl Quality Gr 3 (1200m), ATC South Pacific Classic, L (1400m), 2nd ATC Sheraco S., Gr 2, 2d ATC 2020 Sapphire S., Gr.2, 2019 Silver Eagle, 3d ATC 2020 All Aged S., Gr.1.
  • IRISH BET (Smart Missile – Dublin Me Bet, by O’Reilly) 1st ATC (Randwick) Inglis Nursery (R), L
  • CONDO’S EXPRESS (Rubick x Braided, by Elusive Quality) 1st MVRC Mitchell McKenzie S., L. , 2nd MVRC Australia S., Gr.3. 4th MRC Blue Sapphire S., Gr.3
  • FUNDAMENTALIST (Not A Single Doubt x Centafaith) 1st SAJC Dequetteville S., L, 2d ATC 2019 Randwick Guineas, Gr.1, 2019 Surround S., Gr.1, MRC 2018 Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, 2018 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic, Gr.2, SAJC 2018 Sires’ Produce S., Gr.3, 2018 Breeders’ S., Gr.3, 3d VRC 2018 Empire Rose S., Gr.1, BRC 2018 JJ Atkins S., Gr.1, VRC 2019 Vanity S., Gr.3, 4th MRC 2019 Manfred S., Gr.3.
  • LUCICELLO (I Am Invincible x Lucciola) 3rd ATC 2019 Up & Coming H., Gr.3, Rosebud Handicap L.
  • NEUTRALITY (Sebring x Dama de Noche) 2nd ATC San Domenico S., Gr 3,  4th ATC Silver Slipper S., Gr 2, Heritage S., L
  • OASIS GIRL (Redoute’s Choice x Siwa). 5 wins. 1st SAJC Aami Centaurea Stakes LR (2030m), 4th MRC 2019 Twilight Glow S., L.
  • BIG PARADE (Deep Field x Crystal Rock) 2nd Qld Tatt’s RC 2019 Winning Edge S., L.
  • NICCOVI (Nicconi x Fully Chargeable) 2nd VRC Red Roses S. Gr 3, 2nd William Crockett S. L.
  • SKYT (Nicconi x Sky Trist) 2nd Tasmanian Derby L.
  • REFORMIST (Dissident x Siwa Lady) 3 wins & 3d ATC 2019 Ming Dynasty H., Gr 3
  • HEARTY LASS  (Wandjina x Amazing Tale (USA), by Tale of the Cat) 4th SAJC 2019 Queen Adelaide S. L
  • BOLD ARIAL (I Am Invincible – Helvetica, by Zariz) 4th ATC 2018 Widden S., Gr.3.

Past graduates include:

  • JAMEKA – 2017 G1 BMW, 2016 G1 Caulfield Cup,MRC Naturalism S., Gr.3, 2015 VRC Crown Oaks Gr 1 winner, 2nd 2016 ATC (Randwick) Derby Gr 1 & 3rd ATC (Rosehill) Guineas Gr 1
  • SELENIA – winner of G3 Scarborough Stakes , VRC Festival of Racing S. L on 5 March 2016 (at her 2 previous starts the 2YO filly finished 4th in the MRC Blue Diamond Prelude Gr 2, the MRC Blue Diamond Preview G3 & the VRC TBV Thoroughbred Breeders S. Gr 3)
  • DIVINE PROPHET who won the G1 Caulfield Guineas, Gr 3 Up and Coming Stakes and finished 3rd (at just his 3rd start in the ATC (Randwick) Moet & Chandon Champagne S. Gr 1) in 2016. His first yearlings will be offered for sale in 2020.
  • SAF-Gr 2 winner FURSA
  • KIMBERLEY STAR (three times Group placed in 2015 and Listed placed in 2016)
  • SURE AND FAST (who has earned just shy of $500,000)
  • Group 1 winner & Champion 2YO Male in Sth. Africa in 2013-14 HARRY’S SON who travelled to Dubai in 2016 with his SAF connections for the Dubai International Carnival and finished 2nd in the UAE Al Fahidi Fort Gr 2, 4th in the Zabeel Mile Gr 2 and 4th in the Jebel Hatta Gr 1.
  • Fellow SAF stakeswinner WILD ASH
  • Magic Millions 2YO winner MILITARY ROSE
  • 3-time Gr 3 winner with earnings of more than $700,000 BIG MONEY
  • Multiple Gr 1 winner & Champion ALL TOO HARD
  • G3 winner & Gr 1 performer PROISIR (who retired to Rich Hill in NZ in 2015). Proisir was one of the highest rated three year olds in the Southern Hemisphere. He was unbeaten in his first three starts and was narrowly beaten in two highly rated Group Ones by Champion Galloper It’s A Dundeel.
  • Listed winner The HUNTRESS (who was sold in foal at the 2015 MM Broodmare Sale for $475,000)
  • Listed winner JACQUINOT BAY
  • Listed winner ROM BARO (who was sold to Hong Kong for a reported seven figure sum)
  • Listed winner TERROR FORCE
  • Stakesplaced GASOLINE
  • KAYPERS (Cape Cross x Miss Electra, by Zeditave) whose 59 starts yielded 9 wins, 15 placings and $444,795 in earnings. 2d ATC Parramatta Cup, L,  3d Scone Cup, L,  4th Newcastle JC Newmarket H., Gr.3, Qld Tatt’s RC Tattersall’s Mile, L, Hawkesbury RC Ladies Day Cup, L.

The MVL team are justly proud of their hard earned reputation and use their exceptional skills in giving every client’s foals and yearlings the best start to life.

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