Aldebaran Park is ideally situated in the heart of the Goulburn Valley Stud region in Victoria on The Goulburn Valley Highway approximately 10 minutes north of Nagambie and 20 minutes south of Shepparton with direct access to Browns Road from the Goulburn Valley Highway. The farm consists of 2 properties of almost 150 acres of pastures with irrigation and water rights to the nearby East Goulburn Channel.
 
Established in 2004, Initial construction at the property included an individually designed shed and barn facility, vet room and office facilities along to AQIS certified standards with an extensive paddock and fencing program complimented with the planting of some 5,000 trees and the installation of an automated sprinkler system to the 20 main paddocks. 
 
These initial facilities were then complimented by the completion of a ten stall yearling barn, round yard and staff accommodation areas along with the house, horse walker, additional stallion and AQIS certified quarantine facilities and new and redeveloped mares and agistment paddocks over some 15 acres of land along with the planting of an additional 2500 trees.
 
2015 saw extensive paddock rehabilitation and soil improvement undertaken along with the upgrading of the irrigation system. These improvements have resulted in paddocks flourishing in the off seasons and with the continued pastoral improvement we have undertaken we are sure that this will continue to have an impact on the success of the rearing of our progeny.
2016 saw the completion of roof structures to the horse walking area and a covered vaulted roof structure to the stalled and specific Yearling Barn area.
2017 saw the completion of another fully enclosed 12 stall yearling barn complete with tack rooms and storage facilities along with improved and reconfigured foaling yards. 
2019 has seen the installation of silos for grain and feed storage and general upgrades to the landscaped areas including new lawns within the irrigated forecourt.
Aldebaran Park continues to develop and improve its infrastructure as we go forward and we strive to be a Standardbred property with state of the art facilities which allows the property to be an operation of International standard. 
 
All development compliments the objective of the team at Aldebaran Park - to provide individual care to horses and to set standards of quality of horse agistment and stud duties at international levels.
 
Within excess of 30 Trotting Mares in residence the Breeding season in 2019/2020 has been extremely busy. Our 2018 Foals have all been weaned and we are excited at the opportunities which will be afforded to purchasers of our Foals at yearling sales in 2020. 
 
Solid patronage of our resident stallions - Group 1 USA winning Aldebaran Walkabout USA T3 1.52.2 (Muscle Hill USA - Letsjustalkboutme USA ) and Australasia’s No. 1 colonial stallion Skyvalley NZ T 1.56.2 ( Muscles Yankee USA - Chiolas Lass NZ) - has been just reward for these stallions and no doubt breeders will reap the rewards with their progeny in the coming years. Yield book se who we offer as frozen semen continues 2019 with solid siring statistics.
 
We look forward with anticipation to the continued preparation of our yearlings for the upcoming 2020 Australasian Premier Trotting Sale in March in Victoria which sees us offering a number of superbly bred progeny with bloodlines and genetic opportunities available to those who wish to race the horses and in the case if the Fillies, for those who may wish to breed. We are equally excited with our 4 foals in New Zealand who will be offered at the 2020 NZB Standardbred sale in Christchurch in February 2020. 
 
Aldebaran Park is proud to continue its long standing sponsorships in season 2019/2020 with the following: 
 
Tabcorp Park - Melton, Victoria inclusive of naming rights to the Aldebaran Park Mile Rate, the Aldebaran Park Monte Series and the Vicbred Super Series for Trotters and the 2YO Breeders Crown along with numerous Group 3 trotters races throughout the season. 
 
Bendigo Harness Racing Club, Victoria inclusive of naming rights to the Aldebaran Park Mile Rate and the Aldebaran Park Maori Mile - the richest Group 1 sprint for open class trotters held in regional Australia.  
 
Cranbourne Harness Racing Club, Victoria inclusive of naming rights to the Aldebaran Park Mile Rate and the Aldebaran Park Starlet - a 3YO Trotting Fillies sprint.
 
Maryborough Harness Racing Club, Victoria inclusive of naming rights to the Aldebaran Park Mile Rate and the Skyvalley sprint lane and Aldebaran Park Bracelet - an open Trotting Mares sprint held at the famous Redwood Carnival.  
 
Aldebaran Park is proud to participate in the HERO program conducted by Harness Racing Victoria which sees the re-education and re homing of Standardbreds following the completion of their racing and stud careers. 
 
Aldebaran Park is a partner of the Harness Breeders Victoria "Follow the Foal" program - a communication program which sees the promotion of the industry through community engagement whereby a Foal is followed through photos, videos, social media and website promotion from conception to its sale at the 2020 Australasian Premier Trotting Sale. Importantly 5% of the sale price will be donated to a charity with ANZGOG - (Australia and New Zealand Gynecological Oncology Group) via its fundraising arm the Women’s Cancer Foundation being the preferred charity of Aldebaran Park via the TEAM TEAL promotion. 
 
Aldebaran Park continues its sponsorship of the Hobart Trotting Club for 3 years which commenced in December 2018 - the largest single sponsorship in Tasmanian Trotting since the 2006 Interdominion series. Our sponsorship will see the Trotting gait gain greater exposure in Tasmania and provide standardbred owners in Tasmania with a greater long term opportunity to race trotters following the reintroduction of trotters to the state in 2018 and beyond. 

Through all promotions and sponsorships we support our Charity Partner – ANZGOG - (Australia and New Zealand Gynecological Oncology Group) and their fundraising arm the Women’s Cancer Foundation whereby we raise awareness of Ovarian Cancer through support of the Team Teal and Teal Pants promotion whereby funds raised are used to assist the employment and support of research nurses in the overall research programs undertaken by clinicians and the associated support programs such as Survivors Teaching Students. #getrealsupporteal. 
http://www.womenscancerfoundation.org.au.  https://www.anzgog.org.au/
 

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