Western Australia’s breeding industry has been rocked by news that Mungrup Stud, one of the biggest in the state, will close its operation in the next three months.

A need by partners Gray and Jan Williamson to move on, in different directions, has resulted in a decision to close Mungrup Stud, leaving a lasting legacy after 40 years of service to WA racing.

From the humble beginnings of a $700 stallion and a blind broodmare, Mungrup Stud has been instrumental in producing winners of the Railway Stakes (2), Karrakatta Plate (4), Perth Magic Millions 2YO (5) and WA Guineas (5).

Recent highlights include Kay Cee winning the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic and Watch Me Dance the WA Sires’ Produce Stakes at Ascot during last year’s carnival.

The top vendor at the 2020 Perth Magic Millions Yearling Sale, very few black type races have escaped the nursery of Mungrup Stud.

A dispersal sale of all Mungrup stock will be held in the near future.