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Alma Vale team up with Kitchwin Hills

Alma Vale Thoroughbreds have announced a strategic partnership with Kitchwin Hills, with Verna Metcalfe being named as the new stud manager, effective immediately. 

Kitchwin Hills’ former stud manager Mick Malone has decided to embark on a new chapter beyond the stud.

Metcalfe brings a wealth of knowledge to the position with a strong reputation for her commitment to the well-being of horses and her dedication to client relationships.

The partnership between Kitchwin Hills and Alma Vale Thoroughbreds is poised to usher in a new era of possibilities within the thoroughbred industry. 

Together, the two farms will leverage their unique strengths and expertise to enhance and expand their services while maintaining the exemplary standards and quality of care that have become synonymous with Kitchwin Hills.

“We are excited by what this new partnership means for Kitchwin, its staff, and clientele, as well as for Alma Vale Thoroughbreds,” Steve Brown, co-founder of Kitchwin Hills, said.

“Kitchwin is geographically blessed and has a track record of producing winners in some of Australia’s most prestigious races. This partnership, which combines our unique capabilities with the growth vision of Alma Vale Thoroughbreds, opens up a new era of possibilities. Something we are very excited to share with Kitchwin’s esteemed clientele.”

Alma Vale Thoroughbreds’ Verna Metcalfe said: “This partnership represents an incredible opportunity for both Kitchwin Hills and Alma Vale Thoroughbreds. We are committed to building upon the legacy of Kitchwin Hills while introducing innovative approaches and expanding our horizons in thoroughbred breeding. 

“Together, we aim to create a winning formula that will benefit our clients and the thoroughbred industry.”

Kitchwin Hills is home to a pair of stallions; Dubious (Not A Single Doubt) and Graff (Star Witness), who are standing for fees of $15,400 (inc GST) and $9,900 (inc GST) respectively.

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