BYERLEY STUD, under the guidance of Martin & Jennifer Hawcroft, re-established itself back in the Hunter Valley in 1991 .
Byerley Stud is a 1000 acre property on the Goulburn River. The property is located at Sandy Hollow and neighbouring Studs include Coolmore, Godolphin and Widden Stud. The picturesque property has been well developed to cater for stallions, broodmare management and yearling development.
Byerley in its second year of operation in the Hunter produced the leading Hunter 2 year old LAURIE’S LOTTERY. The sires in SIR LAURENCE (Sire of LAURIE’S LOTTERY, PAULS FOLLY, LUCKY NIGHT, DELUSIONAL, etc) and NOTHIN’LEICA DANE (Sire of HOT DANISH, CINQUE CENTO, LEICA FALCON, SUPERIOR STAR, UTZON, etc) have provided Australian racing with many great horses.
Byerley has also developed and sold under the Southern Cross banner, horses such as Malambo, Occurence, Welkom Gold, Acoustic Sound, Jimmy Fortunes, Miss Independent (Inglis Classic Winner) Iguazo, Racing Pegasus, Yoburg, Sesar, etc.
By dealing in a more select group of dedicated breeders Byerley has now been able to concentrate on strategic development and management of mares. The Stud is able to offer advice from mating mares, to identifying and maintaining breeding patterns of broodmares and developing resultant progeny for future sales.
Byerley is proud to be a part of the Southern Cross team.