Our Services

Successful breeding in the Standardbred horse industry in being able to make your efforts profitable is no longer a game. Like playing the stock market, those who make use of the best expertise will be those poised to make a profit over those playing for fun.

This is where Benstud Standardbreds can make the world of difference for you in what has become a tough and competitive business where you need to make your own luck. Created to give the professional horse breeder the advantages, Benstud has introduced a policy of equine excellence and is prepared to stake its reputation on delivering the goods.

Benstud Standardbreds promises you a comprehensive and professional service to provide nothing but the best services to all clients. Our complete range of services are at very competitive rates and include:

Breeding: The transport of semen chilled or frozen. As we are an AI centre and stand no stallions, clients are free to choose sires from any country in the world.

Foaling: A nightwatch is in attendance for foaling down during the foaling season, aided by foaling alarms and the highly qualified vet Goulburn Valley Equine on call 24/7.

Weaning: An ‘Easy Lead’ program is introduced from an early age.

Yearling Sales: You only have one crack at achieving top dollar for your product, and we provide a yearling-sale preparation on the farm for all yearlings to be at their best on that day. We have a sales preparation area that comprises 26 boxes, a jogger and a 9 horse walker.

Breaking in: It is most important to have this done right. Our facilities include a 1200 metre all-weather track to provide excellent conditions for breaking in and pre training.

Agistment: We are ideally situated to provide the best for mares, foals and racehorses to graze on fully irrigated pastures, using concentrated feed supplements if required.

Benstud Standardbreds’ strong client base is growing, testimony of how owners are becoming more professional in their outlook. We look forward to all further enquiries that will help you succeed in this great sport of Harness Racing.

Situated in the heart of Victoria’s lush Murray Valley region, it is 30 miles north of Shepparton at Katunga, midway between Numurkah and Cobram, and is owned and operated by the Judd Family. Benstud comprises two properties with a combined total of 400 acres. The home block of 200 acres has been totally re-fenced both internally and externally to provide safety for all horses. Within these properties are the most up-to-date equine facilities available.