Silverdale Farm is a boutique thoroughbred property developed from the ground up with excellence in mind. There’s no such thing as the finished product at Silverdale; by providing our people with opportunities for growth and development we allow them to fulfill their potential, which lets our horses to do the same.
Join us on the journey, because at Silverdale Farm there’s great times ahead.

THE Story

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.

“a stunning 260-acre thoroughbred broodmare property situated in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales”


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

The Parade Grounds – Manicured lawns and a hospitality hut provides a perfect backdrop for inspections.

The Yearling Barn – Top class facilities complete with woodchip day yards, undercover round yard, walker and treadmill, infrared heating and 24hr camera surveillance.

Grass Yards – The outdoor grass yards allow our horses to spend time between education sessions out in the sunshine, before being stabled again in the evenings.

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.

The Hill Road – As well as treadmills and walkers, our horses get daily hand-walks up and down the Hill Road.

The Feeding Pens – These pens allow us to feed horses individually, meaning we can tailor nutrition requirements for each horse.

The Paddocks – 230 acres of lush, undulating pastures provide fantastic natural exercise grounds during early development. Each paddock is named after a horse or human that’s helped in the growth and development of Silverdale.

Farm Location – Silverdale provides excellent access for visitors, being only 1.5 hours south of Sydney.

THE People

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.

THE Library

News, updates and articles featuring Silverdale Farm – keep up-to-date with what’s going at Silverdale here.

Silverdale Academy Autumn Newsletter
2 July 2024
Time flies swiftly, doesn’t it? The industry is gradually transitioning out of the vibrant buzz and excitement of the sales period. It’s wonderful when the community comes together and can...
30 May 2024
An academy in thoroughbred breeding and racing is looking for regional people with a love of horses. This article was written by Mandy McKeesick for RM Williams Outback Magazine. Harrison...
Analyse This: April vendor focus on Silverdale Farm
17 April 2024
This article was written by Caitlin Smith for TTR AusNZ. In just over three years of commercial operation, Steve and Eliza Grant’s Silverdale Farm are now reaping the rewards of...


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.

“For many years, Steve has dreamt of creating a thoroughbred training centre that focuses on the horses and the people.”


For more information on any of The Silverdale Academy courses or to apply, please use the Contact Us form below or email