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Aquis bloodstock headquarters at Murrurundi moving to central west

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The NSW headquarters for Aquis Stud will soon be no more at Murrurundi. 

The bloodstock will be relocated to the central west for the upcoming breeding season at Gooree Park Stud at Mudgee.

In a media release to breednet.com.au , Gooree and Aquis said they’re excited about the new relationship.

“In a very short period of time, Aquis have made great inroads into the thoroughbred breeding and racing industry, we are confident that this is the right step in the next phase of our re-introduction as a commercial entity within the industry,” said Gooree Park Stud Manager Andrew Baddock.

“Aquis are thrilled to be relocating to the historic Gooree Park Stud in Mudgee. Gooree has a long history with raising outstanding racehorses, when the opportunity presented itself, we all felt it was the right move,” stated Aquis’ CEO Tony “Tubba” Williams.

They also stated that “along with Aquis’ stallions, their extensive NSW-based broodmare band and young stock will also relocate to be agisted at Gooree Park Stud for the upcoming breeding season.”

It’s reported that Aquis Farm will continue to manage to stallion enterprise from Mudgee, but Gooree’s Andrew Baddock will oversee the broodmares, weanling and yearlings on its behalf.

Aquis is well known for their stallion roster of Pierata (Pierro) and the likes of Santos (I Am Invincible) and Divine Prophet (Choisir); and Gooree Park have an exceptional history of foaling, raising and racing Gr.1 winning racehorses such as Desert War, Laser Hawk, Your Song and many more.

While the two are excited about the new relationship, it’s also understood that the decision to vacate the Emirates Park-owned property at Murrurundi means a number of Murrurundi-based staff will be retrenched.

Alternatives are being looked for for some of the staff.

Both Aquis and Gooree have been approached for comment by Radio Hunter Valley and neither have given any comment.