Normandy Stud

‘It’s Why We Do What We Do’

Horsemanship is as natural to the Irish as breathing (or so it seems). It’s important for us to connect with what this horse thing is all about, and why we do it. The social side of things – especially when John Koster is around – is important for that

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Normandy On Sunday

‘We’ve been around long enough to know that the next Gr1 winner could be just around the corner, and it may not be the most expensive yearling of the year’

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A Nordic Story

In the corporate world, one might call this R&D. On a stud farm, it’s a long-term process of finding the best branches of a family, and then working with them

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G G’s Dynasty On The Up

While the Michael Roberts tribute raceday didn’t play out entirely to the script, with the weather forcing a late switch from the Pietermaritzburg turf to the Hollywoodbets Greyville polytrack, Brett Crawford’s progressive 4yo G G’s Dynasty saved the day

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Broodmare and foal (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

A Robertson Story

In breeding a great racehorse, unlike the mastery of a particular skill, getting it right once doesn’t mean one can predictably do it again!

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Hollywoodbets Kenilworth – A Splendid History

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