Welcome to Taunton Vale
Taunton Vale is one of Western Australia’s oldest family-owned studs and is situated off the Boyanup-Picton Road, 10km south-east of Bunbury.
Studmaster Kent Johnston has been standing successful stallions for over 30 years. Dynamo (NZ) was a force in the 1990s while Tribu began making an impact at the turn of the century.
Demerit has been the lynch-pin of Taunton Vale’s operations since his purchase from Darley in 2011 and he has been joined by Redoute’s Choice stakes performer King’s Troop this year.
DYNAMO, a stakes winning son of Sir Tristram, won the Waterford Crystal Mile on the same day Strawberry Road claimed his Cox Plate. The best of his progeny was G1 Karrakatta Plate winner Dynamic Beau.
TRIBU, a grey colt by Kenmare, won at Moonee Valley & Randwick for Lindsay Park before retiring to Taunton Vale in 1995. He sired the winners of nearly 500 races at a 66% strike-rate and the best of them were top-class mares Grasspatch Girl and Tribula who both won the G2 Lee Steere Stakes.
DEMERIT is the first son of champion racehorse and sire Lonhro to stand in WA and he reached a career-high on September 13 with a winning treble at Belmont courtesy of Denim Pack, Yeah Dardy & Lorentinio. “Demerit is very much in the mould of Lonhro,” Johnston stated. “He’s well suited to WA and is providing a great outcross for breeders.”
KING’S TROOP is by Australian champion sire Redoute’s Choice and is a three-quarter brother to Australian champion sire Snitzel. He won a Warwick Farm juvenile before going down a half-length in the G3 San Domenico Stakes at Rosehill. “We are excited and grateful to be given the opportunity to stand King’s Troop,” Johnston said. “He’s an athletic type with a very strong stallion pedigree and will sire precocious two year-olds that train on.”
Local mare Penalty Point put the finishing touch on a terrific week for Taunton Vale sire Demerit at Kalgoorlie on Sunday.read more
Successful Lonhro sire Demerit has jumped the blocks with a season-opening double for Taunton Vale owners Kent and Nina Johnston.read more