Dynamic and famously down-to-earth, Gerry Harvey’s name is synonymous with retail success as co-founder, chairman and major shareholder of the fast-growing Harvey Norman integrated retail, franchise and property group with turnover of over $5 billion.
With over 1000 horses including some 300 well-bred matrons at his historic Baramul Stud in the NSW Widden Valley, Harvey is among Australia’s biggest and most successful owner-breeders, recently extending his bloodstock portfolio to part-ownership of blue-ribbon stud farm Vinery in the Hunter Valley. In 2008 he took his breeding interests across the Tasman to New Zealand where he purchased Westbury Stud.
Under Harvey’s guidance, the spectacular property Baramul has enjoyed a resurgence as a leading consignor at the Magic Millions sale.
Gerry’s love of the thoroughbred also extends to racing. He has at least 120 racehorses in work year round with over 50 top class trainers Australia wide, including David Hayes, Mark Kavanagh, Chris Waller and Mick Price.
Group 1 winners Polar Success, Lotteria, Savabeel and Aloha are among horses Harvey has bred or owned, along with this seasons Oakleigh Plate winner Mrs Onassis and the ATC Oaks winner Royal Descent.