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


Gimmethegreenlight Colt To Star For Sandwon Stud

Gimmethegreenlight Colt To Star For Sandwon Stud

Sandown Stud, whose lengthy list of high-class alumni include champions French Navy and Magnificent Seven, will be offering another high-class consignment at this year's National Yearling Sale. Among the notable sires represented in this draft are...

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Pathfork Is Second On The National Sires Log

Pathfork Is Second On The National Sires Log

Pathfork’s elevation to second in the national sires championship can not be dismissed with the proverbial “One swallow doesn’t make a summer” adage, because to put it plainly he already has three swallows. He is also second in the number of...

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Outlaw King Sibling To Shine For Sandown Stud

Outlaw King Sibling To Shine For Sandown Stud

The classy Outlaw King showed tremendous ability at two, with the son of Rafeef winning his first two starts, including the 2023 Bloodstock SA Sales Cup (C And G), before going on to down a high-class field to win the G2 Tabgold Umkhomazi Stakes in...

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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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