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Widden To Celebrate 150th Anniversary in 2017
Widden Stud will celebrate its 150th anniversary next year. The internationally renowned Hunter Valley nursery is the world’s longest standing continuously family owned thoroughbred stud. Established in 1867, Widden has earned the reputation as one of the world’s most successful stud farms and in 2001 the Thompson family became inaugural inductees into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame alongside Phar Lap & Bart Cummings. Some of the champion racehorses and sires that were born and raised at Widden include Kingston Town, Vain, Marscay, Bletchingly, Todman, and General Nediym. "Through the support of such wonderful clients, I am proud that Widden remains a leader in producing the next generation of champion racehorses highlighted by Australia’s latest two Group 1 winners (Takedown and Stratum Star) born & raised here in the ‘Valley Of Champions’," principal Antony Thompson said on Widden's website.