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.
Talented sprinter switches seaboards

Talented sprinter switches seaboards

Talented Sprinter Switches SeaboardsVeteran galloper Indian Pacific (Zoustar) will call Victoria home as he moves into the twilight of his career, switching stables from Neville Parnham in Western Australia to the boxes of respected horseman Nick Ryan. Twice a winner...

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First Winner for D’Argento

First Winner for D’Argento

First Winner for D’ArgentoA gorgeous grey by So You Think, D’Argento was a charismatic Group I winning member of the Star Thoroughbreds team before retiring to Bowness Stud and he sired his first winner at Canterbury on Friday night with a fast finishing victory for...

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D’Argento’s Due Calzini Trials In Style

D’Argento’s Due Calzini Trials In Style

D'Argento's Due Calzini Trials In StyleGoulburn trainer Danielle Seib doesn’t trial many horses in town, but she did bring D’Argento gelding Due Calzini (pictured below) to Sydney and he duly saluted with Tyler Schiller in the saddle....

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James Daly,
Mobile: 0428 821 390



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