The Land Newspaper Article – 7th August, 2014

TYREEL stud, which has been among the leading studs in Australia for about 20 years, is to be re-branded via the well-known Agnes Banks breeding property acquiring new owners this year. 


In March Tyreel stud was purchased by Wallings Bloodstock Pty, a company directed by Linda Monds and husband Laurence, and their two sons Ben 17 and Blake 15.  

A fresh chapter has begun at the 45.5 hectare breeding farm which borders an idyllic setting of the Nepean River.


Tyreel Stud was founded by the late passionate Thoroughbred industry participant Jim Fleming and quickly became a major force in breeding circles.   During a 10 year period Tyreel yearlings grossed a massive $44.6 million selling several one million dollar plus yearlings its highest a Redoute’s Choice – Snowdrift colt which fetched $2.5 million at the Australian Inglis Easter Yearling Sale.   


In recent years Tyreel Stud produced Rocket Man, a Singapore Horse Of The Year who won 14 races and equivalent to $AUS4.38m in prizemoney, as well as selling the $2.4 Australian Easter yealing - a Fastnet Rock colt now named Wilderness, on behalf of Makybe Stud, Victoria. 


“I feel we (Wallings Bloodstock) have enormous shoes to fill, but are ready for the challenge and have grabbed the opportunity to make it work,” Linda said.


“We are very determined so it is 110 per cent from us all - Tyreel deserves the same success to continue.”


Linda was raised on a property in the Bylong Valley, where they bred, sold and sometimes raced a small number of Thoroughbreds.


Linda said that her Dad has been a real influence in the purchase of Tyreel.         


“It is a passion that Mum and Dad (Helen and David Wallings) always wanted to be involved in and an opportunity arose, and the idea was born."


"We are really determined to ensure the broodmare side of the business is a success and in the near future we will have more time to look at some racing interests."