about us

About Us

Established in June 2012, Hillside Thoroughbreds is owned by prominent businessman and avid breeder, Peter Arvanitis. Adopting a parallel philosophy to that of his successful health care clinics, Peter believes that Hillside Thoroughbreds’ formula for success boils down to location, facilities and a highly professional team. Three out of three!


Peter Arvanitis

Peter always had a vision to breed thoroughbreds and the evolution of Hillside Thoroughbreds is allowing him to live that dream.

The selection of Hillside breeding stock is based on type, pedigree and performance. This criteria along with a balanced nutritional diet should see us produce well reared, sound horses with the best chance of racetrack success.

Our stallion selection will continue to be based on mating our mares with proven sires along with some up and comers that we consider are on the verge of succeeding as stallions.

With our will to succeed we are taking no shortcuts and use the services of leading industry professionals in all areas including veterinary, farrier and transport.

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Aaron Bott

Heading up Hillside Thoroughbreds’ bloodstock division is equine advisor, Aaron Bott.

Aaron has had a life long experience in the thoroughbred trade having grown up on the famous Segenhoe Stud which is now known as Vinery Stud.

From day dot Aaron has loved the land and was fascinated by all things equine and began attending horse sales with his father during school holidays.

Aaron also worked at many well known studs in the Hunter Valley such as Bellrieve, Attunga and the current Segenhoe. His international experience included working in France with the Head family at Haras de Quesnay and then went on to complete the Irish National Stud course before heading to New Zealand and Fayette Park where he did the yearling prep and sales then went on to manage the stallions.

After having a good grounding and the hands on experience, Aaron then joined Darley selling nominations and progressed to NSW Nominations Manager.

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Get in Touch

Hillside Thoroughbreds
131 O'Neils Road, Nagambie VIC 3608 / Get route

PO Box 8620 Armadale VIC 3143
Phone: 03 9248 3100

Aaron Bott - Bloodstock Manager

0409 550 112 / email Aaron

Kerry Wisnewski - Farm Manager

0427 446 060 / email Kerry

Just add water and stir...

While the last page to the recipe for producing winners remains elusive, Hillside Thoroughbreds certainly has all the ingredients.

Situated in the heart of Victoria’s proven source of racing’s elite, no expense has been spared on making Hillside Thoroughbreds one of the nation’s most facility rich properties.

Equally important, Hillside Thoroughbreds can also lay claim to a highly professional team - both in terms of bloodstock selection and conception AND ensuring that horses under the farm’s guidance develop into what they were born to do.

Hillside Thoroughbreds ‘grows’ tomorrow’s success stories and offers well-bred athletes for both public and private consumption.

Get a taste for yourself!