Victorian nursery Three Bridges Thoroughbreds has expanded with the purchase of nearby Trevenson Park.
Established in 2005 by Peter, Pauline and Toby Liston, Three Bridges is a thoroughbred haven with five kilometres of Loddon River frontage at Eddington.
News of the expansion comes a week after AAP reported Three Bridges had sold its G1 winning Redoute’s Choice stallion Undoubtedly.
Trevenson Park was operated for many years by the late Ed Barty and built up a reputation second to none in the State. “I fell in love with the farm 15 years ago,” said Peter Liston. “The property just has a magical feeling with ageless old gum trees and so much passion and history from previous owners – elements that we can definitely build on.”
Trevenson Park comprises of 550 acres, taking Three Bridges’ acreage in total to 2000 – plenty of room which fits in perfectly with the Liston family’s aim of getting horses back with nature, growing their horses out in large paddocks.
This is theory that has paid dividends in the sales ring with Three Bridges a leading vendor at the major sales around the country.
Having sold the highest priced yearling in Melbourne Premier history, Three Bridges really made its mark in 2008 with a $750,000 Exceed And Excel colt sold to Darley.
The success story has continued this year, both at the weanling and yearling sales. Three Bridges topped the recent Inglis Foal Sale (as agent for Select Bloodstock) with a $230,000 Fastnet Rock colt that was purchased by Tom Magnier.
Another two fillies by that stallion fetched $170,000 and $130,000 – four weanlings selling for an average of $136,500.
Three Bridges prepared weanlings also sold very well at the Magic Millions sale at the Gold Coast – the stud achieving the second highest average, a highlight a $140,000 Fastnet Rock colt.
The Inglis weanling sale in Melbourne also went well, Three Bridges the leading vendors on average and aggregate – all 17 weanlings sold including the Glenwood Dispersal which saw a Lonhro colt fetch $110,000.