ABOUT US

Grangewilliam Stud has been owned and operated by the Corcoran family since 1989 when it was purchased from the estate of the late Capt Tim Rogers. 

 

John and Anne Corcoran moved from Maranui Farm near Wanganui where they stood founding sire War Hawk II from 1975. Grangewilliam is now owned and operated by son Mark Corcoran and his wife Jane who have two teenage children, Annabel and Toby.

 

Grangewilliam Stud is one of only a handful of remaining New Zealand farms to have sold yearlings at every national yearling sale held at Karaka.

The Grangewilliam Egmont ash soil produces some of the highest quality grass in the country, ensuring the best for mares and young stock.  The full selection of facilities on site provides a complete equine complex for the agistment and breeding of thoroughbreds.

The Corcoran family have bred, reared or sold a multitude of top horses, most notably Doriemus (Melbourne and Caulfield Cups winner), Happyanunoit (multiple USA Gr.1 winner), Verry Ellegant, Gytrash,  Drum, Kilmore Quay, Apollo Run, Frenetic, etc

Past stallions include: Al Akbar (damsire of world champion Winx), Brilliance, Cache of Gold, Gay Apollo, Haradasun, Norman Pentaquad, Sandtrap, Stark South, War Hawk II, Yachtie, etc.

Current Stallions: Derryn, The Bold One and Zed

Mark and Jane

Mark and Jane

Melbourne Cup selfie, ready to go...

Don and Christina Goodwin

Don and Christina Goodwin

Displaying some of Verry Elleegant's silverware.

Gytrash

Gytrash

Group 1 winner pinhooked, reared and sold by Grangewilliam

Toby

Toby

Lining up the target with Bear looking on.

Verry Elleegant

Verry Elleegant

Saddling up for the VRC Oaks

Annabel giving cuddles.

Annabel giving cuddles.

Annabel and Toby

Annabel and Toby

Staying in the caravan helping Dad with foaling.

Toby

Toby

Out for a ride on Golly.

Off hunting

Off hunting

The whole family ready to go.

Mark after a long night foaling.

Mark after a long night foaling.

Colt sold for $260k at Karaka.

Colt sold for $260k at Karaka.

Yards in winter.

Yards in winter.

Nephew Tom helping feed out.

Nephew Tom helping feed out.

Annabel and Toby

Annabel and Toby

with Beauden Barrett who races Beau Zed.

Spot Oats the cat.

Spot Oats the cat.

Annabel with her favourite yearling.

Annabel with her favourite yearling.

A happy mare with a future Derryn champ...

A happy mare with a future Derryn champ...

Annabel with 'Block'

Annabel with 'Block'

Full brother to Verry Elleegant

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Colt sold for $260k at Karaka.