Five generations of renowned Hunter Valley horsemanship

The Mackay family first settled on Cangon Stud Farm in 1838. Today, the property comprises over 2000 acres of prime thoroughbred country in the lower Hunter Valley.

The stud's manager is Jock Mackay who represents the fifth generation of the immediate family that first settled on the property. Jock's parents, Jaime and Jennifer, successfully bred, reared and raced their own thoroughbreds for many years, enjoying notable success with the likes of Miss Kariba, Katima, Whoever and Golden Millennium, all of which won coveted black-type events in the family's colours.

Cangon Stud Farm has been constantly developed for the specific purpose of breeding horses and no expense has been spared to provide a thoroughly conducive environment. We offer both short- and long-term broodmare agistment as well as racehorse spelling, and care for your horses like they are our own.


Cangon Stud Farm is run on a hands-on basis by renowned horseman Jock Mackay, an internationally celebrated Polo player now running the property full-time.

Jock grew up on Cangon and became a thoroughly competent rider well before his teenage years. After leaving school he traveled the globe playing  professional Polo in more than 10 different countries and reaching the handicap of 5 goals. He was also an Australian representative player many times over.

Polo and general horse husbandry is very much in Jock's blood. His father Jamie was also an acclaimed Australian polo player himself, making his test debut against New Zealand in 1974 before being appointed captain of Australia in 1986.

Jamie's father Ken, too, was an equally revered horseman, with both of Jock's forebears being inducted into the Hunter Region Sporting Hall of Fame.


Studmaster JOCK MACKAY +61 (0)417 674 885