Established thoroughbred nursery in South West NSW

Welcome to bowness stud

Bowness Stud is a family owned and operated thoroughbred property, long established as a proven nursery for racing stock of the very highest calibre.

Set in the hilltops area on the south-west slopes of NSW, Bowness Stud is strategically placed between the two major thoroughbred breeding centres of in both New Sale Wales and Victoria, where we offer full mare walk-on breeding services to all major studs in both regions.

The clean, undulating countryside of Young is the perfect environment for the development of future racehorses. Our generously sized paddocks and first-class pastures are a proven source of elite performers, including the likes of Trapeze Artist, Youngstar, Funstar and Media Award — all very noteworthy Group 1 winners.

Trapeze Artist
Media Award

About Us

The Bowness-Watershed enterprise, a family-owned and operated business, strives to keep fees and charges reasonable, recognising the importance of your success for our own.


D’Argento makes great appeal as one of the very finest sons So You Think, a hugely successful sire-son of High Chaparral from the peerless Sadler’s Wells sireline. Throw into the mix the prodigious influence of his maternal great grandsire Kenmare, and D’Argento provides breeders with a blend of bloodlines that have met with profound success over numerous decades.

Upcoming Sales

2024 Magic Millions Adelaide Sale
March 18 – 19, 2024

We will offer a strong draft of 10 yearlings at the upcoming Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale by a host of sires including D’Argento, Pierro, Bivouac, Grunt and Justify.

Hall of Fame

We’re extremely proud of our outstanding racetrack performers.


See the latest news from our stud farm.
D’Argento’s Fee Remains Unchanged

D’Argento’s Fee Remains Unchanged

After standing for $16,500 (inc. GST) last season, Group 1 winner D’Argento (So You Think) will remain at the same fee for the upcoming breeding season, with live foal payments terms applying.

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Impressive Debut Winner for D’Argento

Impressive Debut Winner for D’Argento

Impressive Debut Winner for D’ArgentoOn a Saturday when first season sires were making headlines with their offspring filling the trifecta in the Group I ATC Champagne Stakes, Bowness Stud based D’Argento was also having a good day with his first starter Silva ‘n’...

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Zoustar Gelding Claims Top Prize at Sydney Royal

Zoustar Gelding Claims Top Prize at Sydney Royal

Zoustar Gelding Claims Top Prize at Sydney RoyalSuccess comes in all shapes and sizes and for the Bowness Stud bred Zoustar gelding Zounate, that success has come in the show ring with the eight year-old gelding taking out the 2024 Pope Cup at Sydney Royal last week...

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James Daly,
Mobile: 0428 821 390



Bowness Stud & Watershed Farm Moppity Road, Young, NSW 2594