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A boutique, purpose built, thoroughbred nursery; developed to cater to every horse's needs. The former dairy farm has been cultivated to provide all the facilities required for a premier thoroughbred farm.

 

Located at Flinders on the stunning Mornington Peninsula, Musk Creek Farm is set on 140 acres of undulating pasture, to a backdrop of rolling green hills and ocean views.

The property boasts equine specific pasture, fertile soil, mild climate and is easily accessible from Melbourne being an effortless one hour drive via freeway.

 

David Kobritz, Proprietor

For over 25 years David Kobritz has been at the forefront of both the racing and property industries.

David is a member of the committee of the Mooney Valley Racing Club, Syndicate Member of an A- League team, Melbourne Heart and Managing Director of Deal Corporation Pty. Ltd. a highly successful property development & investment firm, which specialise in a range of projects, across a diverse spectrum of industries.

In conjunction with his professional career, David has expanded his racing interests from his first horse purchased in 1977, to 50 horses today. As owner, David has won both the Melbourne Cup (Subzero) and the Golden Slipper (Danzero), has racehorses with numerous trainers including Gai Waterhouse and Lee Freedman, and has tasted Group 1 success as a breeder with Epsom Handicap winner Rock Kingdom.

Musk Creek Farm is a culmination of both his professional and personal interests.


SCOTT WILLIAMSON, Farm ManageR

Originally from Epsom, England, Scott has been working in the thoroughbred industry for 20 years, of which the last 9 years have been spent in Australia.

Scott joins Musk Creek Farm at an exciting time having previously been Farm Manager at Yulong Park.  His role consisted of a variety of capacities, from mating and sales selection, to trainer liaison and farm set up. Prior to this Scott was Assistant Manager at Edinglassie Stud in the Hunter Valley, a leading producer of quality racehorses for many years. Scott has also held the position of Farm Manager at Twin Palms for the late Philip Esplin and family, and Wet Mare Manager at the iconic Widden Stud.

Having begun his career in the thoroughbred industry in Epsom, as a groom, Scott has held various positions and gained vast experience at many of the world’s leading farms including Coolmore (IRE), Darley (GB) and Lane’s End (USA). We at Musk Creek feel that this wealth of experience will be a great asset taking our farm into the future.

 


REBECCA WILLIAMSON, ADMINISTRATION & MARKETING MANAGER

Bec’s passion for horses started off at a young age when she started taking riding lessons at the age of 7 at the local riding school in the Yarra Valley. This lead to her studying Horse Husbandry, Agriculture & Farm Management at Tocal Agricultural College in 2007 & 2008. After completing 4 weeks of work experience at Widden Stud she was offered a full time position in their yearling division. In the following 3 seasons Bec experienced various roles on the farm including night watch, foal handling and office administration.

In the last 6 years Bec has gained further experience in many roles most notably as Receptionist at Vinery Stud, where her role also included organising of Stallion Open Days and Sale Marquees.  In her most recent position Bec was Operations and Accounts Manager for Yulong Park.

With such a well rounded experience in the industry Bec will play a key role in the future development of Musk Creek Farm.


SAM FAWCETT, ASSISTANT FARM MANAGER

Sam comes to Musk Creek Farm as an accomplished and driven professional horse woman with a vast level of experience in all facets of the thoroughbred industry. With 15 years of experience under her belt, she has worked in several different countries including the UK and Turkey.

She started off her career in the thoroughbred industry working at Widden Stud during her school holidays where she developed a love and passion for the industry. Some of the farms Sam has worked at include Vinery, Swettenham, Darley and Muskoka Farm.

Sam takes great pride in preparing yearlings for sale and thrives off turning them out to a high standard. She is an exciting addition to our team here at Musk Creek Farm.


KYRA NAGLE, STUD HAND

In 2012 Kyra started working on the Bellarine Peninsular at a riding school, she quickly moved up to assistant manager and by the time she concluded her time there she also had the title ‘Head Breaker’ under her belt. In 2015 Kyra graduated from Marcus Oldham College with a Distinction Level Diploma in Equine Business Management. During her time at Marcus Oldham, Kyra came to Musk Creek Farm as part of her work placement segment for Equine Science, which she enjoyed so much she decided to pursue a career within the thoroughbred industry and started working at Musk Creek Farm full time. She has a passion for preparing yearlings for sale and finds this aspect of her job the most rewarding.