The Farm

New Zealand’s iconic thoroughbred nursery is building on its proud history of success.



Cambridge Stud is owned by Brendan and Jo Lindsay. It was originally established in 1976 after Patrick and Justine Hogan sold their Fencourt Stud property and purchased land at Discombe Road Cambridge.
The selection of Sir Tristram as their foundation sire would change the landscape of Australasian breeding. Not only would the stud stand this champion sire, but his equally prolific son Zabeel also.
The Stud is currently home to the sire roster Tavistock, Almanzor, Burgundy and Embellish.
In 2019 the stud was set to stand the World Champion 3YO Roaring Lion, but a devastating turn of events saw the courageous galloper sadly succumb to complications from two colic surgeries.
Cambridge Stud would like to acknowledge everyone from Cambridge Equine and the stud who supported the horse through a very difficult time. We particularly feel for Roaring Lion’s UK connections, Sheikh Fahad al Thani and his family and David Redvers and his family at Tweenhills. Our loss is keenly felt in New Zealand but theirs is unimaginable.



  • New Zealand's Leading Group One Breeder
  • Breeder of 43 Group One winners of 87 Group One Races
  • Stallion roster has sired 134 Group One winners of 234 Group One races
  • Awarded NZ Breeder of the Year five times
  • Awarded NZ Broodmare of the Year five times
  • Leading NZB Yearling Vendor for 31 consecutive years
  • World’s leading stud for percentage of stakes winners-to-runners in 2005

Sir Tristram

Sir Tristram arrived at Cambridge Stud in 1976; it was the beginning of a stud career which at one time saw him as the world's leading sire for individual Group One winners. When the curtain came down on his long and illustrious career, Sir Tristram left a record of 45 individual Group One winners. He won the Australian Stallion Premiership on 6 occasions; won 'The Dewar Award' (NZ & Australian combined earnings for a NZ-based stallion) 9 times; was Champion Australian Broodmare Sire 6 times and Champion NZ Broodmare Sire 3 times.



One of Sir Tristram's 45 Group One winners was his son from Lady Giselle, Zabeel. As fate would have it, Zabeel followed on in Sir Tristram's footsteps as a world-class sire and to this day remains Australasia’s greatest active stallion. Zabeel has sired 46 Group One winners (to date); has been Australia’s Champion Sire twice; has won 14 Dewar Awards as well as four New Zealand Stallion Premierships.


Roaring Lion

(11th March 2015 – 24th August 2019)
Kitten’s Joy ex Vionnet by Street Sense
16.0hh, Grey, Stallion

Cartier Horse of the Year 2018
World Champion 3YO
Timeform rated 130
Winner of four consecutive Gr.1 races from 1600m-2100m
Gr.1 Eclipse Stakes Gr1, Sandown Park
Gr.1 Juddmonte International Stakes, York
Gr.1 Qipco Irish Champion Stakes, Leopardstown
Gr.1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, Ascot

Click here to watch Tweenhills Stud and Qatar Racing’s Tribute to Roaring Lion