Windsor Park Stud (click for area map), is located a few minutes drive from the township of Cambridge, New Zealand, in the heart of some of the best thoroughbred breeding country in the world.
In 1998 and 2001 Windsor Park Stud was honoured for its achievements by the New Zealand thoroughbred industry when receiving the prestigious New Zealand Breeder Of The Year award. As well, the stud has a proven record of producing elite Group One winners on the race-tracks of New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong and South Africa.
The famed Waikato region of New Zealand provides a year round environment that has enabled Windsor Park Stud to successfully breed and raise great thoroughbred racehorses for more than 30 years.
Windsor Park Stud is owned by Nelson and Sue Schick and their son Rodney, who manages the day to day operations on the farm.
Major expansion has seen the purchase of neighbouring farms so that the main Kaipaki Road farm of Windsor Park now totals close to 500 acres.
With the purchase of the 300 acre Halidon Hill farm just east of Cambridge in 1993 and the inclusion of Mapperley Stud in Matamata in 1998, the current Windsor Park operation encompasses more than 1200 acres of prime farm land on three separate properties.
Windsor Park is acknowledged as one of Australasia's leading thoroughbred nurseries and provides excellent all-year round facilities for its horses with a carefully worked out farm management programme which ensures maximum pasture utilisation.
Located on the main Windsor Park farm at Kaipaki Rd, Cambridge, are the stud's office, stallions, facilities for foaling and safe, quiet paddocks for mares, foals and yearlings.
Halidon Hill is a nearby property, twenty minutes drive from Windsor Park, which is utilised for spelling racehorses, wintering in-foal mares, growing out yearlings and for broodmares and foals over the later months of the breeding season.
The Mapperley Stud property is a ten minute drive from township of Matamata and is used for dry mares, yearling preparation and broodmares and foals. This property has a long history of producing high quality racehorses.
In 1990/91 Star Way won the prestigious Dewar Stallion Award for the Champion N.Z. based Australasian Sire.
In the 2001/02, 2002/03, 2003/04, 2004/05, 2005/06, 2006/07 and 2008/09 seasons Volksraad won the coveted Grosvenor Award for N.Z.'s Champion Sire.
For three decades the Windsor Park Stud name and S brand has been synonomous with many of the finest racehorses produced in Australasia and further afield.
Dual Australian Horse of The Year and World Champion Stayer, Might And Power is a classic example of the type of high-class international performer bred by Windsor Park Stud over the years.
For a list of the best graduates to come from Windsor Park Stud please see the Roll of Honour page