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Rob & Jody Gray - Rangeview Stud 

Rangeview Stud, The story so far...

Rangeview Stud is currently one of the most enduring Thoroughbred nurseries in Western Australia, with its origins dating back to the late 1960's.
Wholesale butcher and former Swan Districts premiership footballer Brain Gray took an interest in the races and thoroughbred breeding whilst situated on a 68 acre property in Midland and as luck would have it, the very first horse he bred turned out to be Hidalios, the winner of the 1968 WA Derby. From there, and with the encouragement of WA's top trainer Reg Treffone, the enterprise of Rangeview Stud took the plunge into Stallion ownership standing a son of superstar Star Kingdom mare Concert Star, in Tantrum, who had immediate success with throwing seven two year old winners from his first crop of foals.

Fifty years on, and many things have changed and progressed along the road that has led to the current location in Burekup in South West WA.  From the original Midland base, the stud moved to Bullsbrook in 1980, and after the generational change from Brian to son Robert and wife Jody Gray, Rangeview Stud again relocated in 2014.

Several stakes winners have come through the gates of Rangeview, but since the proprietorship of Rob and Jody and the assistance of Milne Feeds advice and dietary input of Pegasus Studmaster pellets, the results of the product of quality racehorses has evolved, culminating in Group 1 winners Barakey and Magnifisio, Karrakatta Plate winner Hobart Jones, and several outstanding horses including For Your Eyes Only, Shock Value, and two of this year’s top three year olds in Cognac and Three Secrets.

Rangeview Stud use and thoroughly recommend Pegasus products, placing complete trust in the nutritional value supplied. Based on a 170 acre property covered in abundant pasture with the added bonus of established irrigation channels, the stock have never had it so good. All foals are reared on irrigated green pasture and Pegasus Studmaster pellets from birth to the yearling sales ring. Since moving to Burekup, Rangeview yearlings are muscled and toned into the best physical shape that the long established stud have ever produced, and the current race results are the proof.

Looking to the future, Rob and Jody are very optimistic about the potential of current Stallions So Secret (sire of Hobart Jones and Three Secrets ), and their young son of Redoute’s Choice, Galah.  Galah's first yearlings were sold in 2017, and his first crop of two year olds begin their racing careers this racing year. The writing is on the wall with some very promising types already showing their share of ability at this very early stage.

The final word from Rob sums up the dedication he applies to being an astute horseman. ‘I think to run a prosperous breeding operation it’s important to be self-motivated and mindful of maintaining the daily 1% tasks, that ultimately add up to giving yourself a better chance of achieving success.’

50 years is a long time for any family business, but since the move to Burekup, the grass has never been greener at Rangeview Stud.