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HISTORY

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Major Mitchell

Yarraman Park Stud has been home to thoroughbreds for over 100 years, dating back to the early 1900’s when the Thompson family raised many fine horses on the farm including the great champion Eurythmic, foaled in 1916.

Eurythmic won 30 races in all, beginning his racing career in Western Australia by winning the Karrakatta Plate, WATC Derby and Perth Cup before venturing east where he defeated the best horses of the time and claimed victory in races such as the Caulfield Cup.

Yarraman Park Stud came into the ownership of the Mitchell family in 1968 after it was purchased from legendary jockey, George Moore. James (Major) Mitchell had visited Yarraman Park in 1966 and was so impressed by the stud and the area that he made George promise to give him the “first right of refusal” if he ever decided to sell.

Yarraman Park has been a family owned and run operation for 45 years and is now under the charge of brothers Arthur and Harry Mitchell, who bring to the stud a lifetime of international and local experience in the industry. They are supported by an excellent team of staff, who share the Mitchell’s commitment to the professional and personal service that only a family owned business can provide.

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