After many years managing Horse Studs in Australia and a stint in Japan, Neale Bruce decided to use his passion for the thoroughbred industry and expertise, to set up on his own.
For the first three years Neale leased the property ‘Kilwinning,’ next to Scone Race Course, whilst he established the business. His right hand man in this venture was Irishman, Donal Reidy, an experienced Stud Manager who shared Neale’s vision. Between them they built a reputation for hard work, integrity and dedication. The brand Berkeley Park Stud (BF5) was born.
In 2013 Neale and his wife, Jenny, purchased a beautiful farm in Blandford, north of Scone. The property was already operating as an agistment farm and had excellent facilities for agisting and raising young thoroughbreds. It was perfect for what was required, surrounded by the Pages River with a combination of alluvial river flats, rolling hills and fertile grazing country.