Nutfield Farm – situated in the beautiful Lidgetton Valley in the KZN Midlands – is the home of Roski Stud – a small family business – owned and managed by the late Greg Royden-Turner’s family, his wife Chelle Royden-Turner, and their daughter Juli (Soss) and Ross Santini. A passion of the late Greg Royden-Turner, the farm has been associated with breeding and racing for many years through Greg’s late father Dim – Greg realized a passion for breeding by acquiring his first seven broodmares in June 2007. The name “Roski” is twofold in the family – firstly being the name Greg’s dad used for him – shortened from “Gregoroski” and secondly, the letters depicting the five members of the family – Roxy, the Old lady, Soss, Kelly & Greg.
The farm, in extent 50Ha, is predominantly under kikuyu pastures – with rye grass planted annually to maintain a constant supply of green feed for the horses all year round. Our horses enjoy the uninhibited freedom of large paddocks, which we believe to be especially conducive to the development of tough youngsters, but are carefully monitored on a daily basis, with stringent innoculation and hoof care practices being upheld.
The stud enjoys a close working relationship with highly qualified veterinarians and an experienced farrier. Juli, with a natural talent and wonderful affinity with horses, breaks in the youngsters who are being groomed for a racing career under the stud banner, and does the necessary preparatory spelling which ensures these young colts and fillies are up to the real challenge of serious work when they get to the trainers.
There are 21 stables on the property, including a maternity wing, a sick bay and yearling preparation block. Although still in it’s infancy – through careful and scientific matings, a balanced feed programme, well maintained pastures and quality care – Roski Stud is growing each year and is now home to 15 broodmares, who have produced some good, strong, well boned and athletic yearlings for both the National, as well as the KZN Yearling Sales.
As a young stud, we are constantly striving to improve our knowledge, the quality of our broodmares and their progeny and to maintain a high standard of youngsters who will go on to do the stud proud.
To date we have produced Gr1 placed and Dubai winner Journeyman, Stakes Placed Cassie O’ Malley and Frosty Friday, as well as selling a Ready To Run graduate for R1,2 million.
Our quality broodmare band consists of the likes of Stakes Winners Silent Call, Go Indigo, and Pisces Star amongst others.
Owner: Juli Santini
Tel: 072 203 0961
Farm Manager: Therese Kuschke
Tel: 082 648 2813