Sandown Stud Farm

There are plenty of quotes about learning from past mistakes to build future success. Oddly, other than ‘success breeds success’ there seem to be fewer about success in the past leading to future glory.

Success is difficult to measure and different people see success in different ways. However, doing something that leads to a desired result is generally an affirmation that you are doing something right. People who measure this sort of thing find that people doing something that leads to success will most likely continue doing it. But I don’t think you need a research degree to work that out.

What We Do

Genetics, Breeding & Fast Horses!


Sandown has been churning out a steady stream of big race contenders, both locally and abroad. James and his family is particularly proud of continuing the Armitage legacy of producing tough, durable horses, starting with two exciting stallions.


With the vagaries of genetics, breeding horses is something of a dark art. Achieving success once might be considered lucky. Considering consistent success therefore is either the realm of great fantasy, or great skill.


The winning combination! Someone who has had a pretty solid schooling in the science of breeding success, is Sandown Stud’s James Armitage, who has recently become the third generation of the Armitage breeding dynasty to produce a Gr1 winner.

Consistent & Genuine

Resident Stallions


Flawless In Final Fling Score

Flawless In Final Fling Score

The Sandown Stud bred So Flawless made it back to back feature race wins when she ran out an emphatic winner of the G3 Econorisk Final Fling Stakes (1800m) at Kenilworth on Saturday. Trained by Andre Nel, the four-year-old had captured the WSB Sign...

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Pathfork Filly Goes Two From Two

Pathfork Filly Goes Two From Two

Sandown Stud's G1 winning resident sire Pathfork looks to have a very promising two-year-old to his name this season in the form of Russian Doll. The latter maintained her unbeaten record when running out a convincing winner at Hollywoodbets...

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Flawless Ladies Mile Win For Sandown Stud

Flawless Ladies Mile Win For Sandown Stud

Sandown Stud celebrated a notable feature race win on Saturday when the Sandown bred So Flawless captured the Listed WSB Sign Up Now Ladies Mile (1600m) at Kenilworth. Trained by Andre Nel, four-year-old So Flawless was given a fine ride by Corne...

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Generally speaking, most of us have to gain experience from the school of hard knocks and do our own learning from making our own mistakes. Smart people learn from other people’s mistakes. Really smart people learn from others’ success.

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