Valley of Champions
You can click on the URL above and play the ten (10) episodes advertising the current stallions for 2022 available at Widden NSW and Widden Victoria. See the right-hand column on the Vimeo website or click ‘play next video’ to continue. All are of short pithy duration. There are some stunning images of the unique landscape in the fabled Widden Valley as captured by drone technology orchestrated by my good friend Jamie Payne. I think it’s well worth viewing for this feature alone.
I thought a live filmed pictorial was original until spouse Sarah uncovered the following from 1948:
See: Widden Stud Farm in Australia (1948) – YouTube (Remember to bypass the advertisements)
In 1967 thoroughbred racing literary legend Douglas M Barrie wrote a seminal treatise ‘Valley of Champions – The Story of Widden Stud JT’ to celebrate the centenary of this justifiably famous institution. It’s been a pivotal part of my life in the Upper Hunter Valley for 55 years.
See also: Widden Stud – History