Stuart Ramsey is still a driving influence in the Turangga Farm production, in spite of handing the reins to son John. With enormous energy and passion for the farm, Stuart maintains a close eye on proceedings while enjoying some other interests, incuding a large cattle property in Western Queensland. He adds character and enthusiasm to the farm, and his expertise and input remains invaluable.
Son John has taken the reins now and adds a new dimension to operations. An accomplished horseman, his skills with yearlings, rafted out through years of working for the family business, are highly regarded. John trains some of his own racehorses locally at the Scone Racecourse as well as breaking in many of the horses that race in his fathers famous green and gold colours.
Many other valuable employees make up the team that is Turangga Farm. Without their care and dedication to their jobs (and beyond) the stud would not have achieved its success.
Founder and Managing Director of Ramsey Pastoral Pty Ltd, Stuart Ramsey has spent a lifetime following his passion for horses. A renowned breeder, and one of the industries well known characters, Stuart prides himself on breeding horses that are both precocious on the track and have the physical strength to stand up to the rigours of racing.
John Ramsey has taken the reins at Turangga Farm after a lifetime of preparation for the position. John learnt the trade from a young age and was a seasoned yearling handler before he reached his twenties. After graduating from Tocal Agricultural College, he honed his skills with trainer Brett Cavanough before heading to Ireland to work at the National Stud. A well rounded horseman his breaking-in skills are well regarded and he now trains a small team from the track at Scone. John is an engaging and talented young manager with the world at his feet.
Courtesy of Virginia Harvey