1860s – The hamlet of Avoca was named by Thomas Seery, who said the land reminded him of Vale of Avoca in the Wicklow Mountains of Ireland. Land title were taken by families, many Irish, whose names are still well-known in the area today. With the region’s cool climate and rich basalt soil full of minerals, trace elements and nutrients, Avoca farmers prospered through the bounty of abundant soils and sheer hard work. Nothing has changed to this day.
Silverdale Farm is a stunning 260-acre thoroughbred broodmare property situated in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales. Only 1.5 hours south of Sydney, the location provides excellent access for visitors and to Sydney’s major training centres and racetracks.
uniquely situated for Thoroughbred breeding
Water Systems – Seven natural springs provide an abundance of water and natural drainage,
minimising soggy winter paddocks.
The Vetting Area – As with all the infrastructure at Silverdale, the vetting area is specially designed for ease of use and safety for both humans and equines.
Farm Location – Silverdale provides excellent access for visitors, being only 1.5 hours south of Sydney.
Here at Silverdale, we are passionate about providing the very best for our bloodstock. We pride ourselves on our highly experienced and professional team and place an emphasis on personalised care. Our staff are passionate and take the utmost pride in our unique property, designed and developed to put horse and handler first.
At Silverdale, we pride ourselves on educating our horses for life. Every horse receives individualised care to manage their nutrition, health and training in a safe and secure environment.
The result? Read about some of our exciting graduates, sale ring highlights and the top racehorses we hold shares in.
News, updates and articles featuring Silverdale Farm – keep up-to-date with what’s going at Silverdale here.
The Silverdale Academy was founded in 2021 by Silverdale Farm’s Steve Grant. The thoroughbred racehorse industry is Australia’s third biggest industry and employs over 75,000 people and generates $5 billion per year to the Federal Economy. The aim of the Academy is to provide early integrated learning for all future participants across all aspects of the industry.