Set in the heart of the Waikato, Breckon Farm comprises of 250 acres
of lush rolling pastures.


Ken and Karen Breckon at Breckon Farms

Ken & Karen Breckon purchased
Yarndley Farms on 1 August 2007.

Purchased from long term friends, Sandy & Jan Yarndley, Yarndley Farms was renamed Breckon Farms in 2007.

Ken Breckon has been passionate about harness racing almost all of his life. His father George, and grandfather Joe Bowyer were racing men.

Ken found himself actively involved in the Harness Racing industry in 1995, when he and his late brother Peter set off to Karaka to purchase their first racehorse. The day prior to the sales they read an article in the Herald by Leo George, stating that Megaera would be the filly to buy at Karaka, and decided buying a racehorse would be a good relief from the pressures of work. Megaerawould be the first of many champion horses to be associated with the Breckon name.

Karen like her husband, is deeply passionate about harness racing, with the husband and wife duo committing many hours to administration of the industry through Club and kindred body committees.

Their success as owners of the now retired champion trotter I Can Doosit thrust them into the spotlight as prominent owners and breeders. The million-dollar trotter lives out his days at Breckon Farms and his worldclass bloodlines live on through the progeny of his sisters.

Ken & Karen’s vision for the farm and the industry is second to none. They constantly strive to raise the bar on and off the track, and the commitment to their vision is paying dividends.

Ken and Karen accepted the title of New Zealand Breeder of the Year in 2021, they've bred New Zealand Pacing Horse of the Year, Bettor Twist, and Australasian Horse of the Year, King of Swing and have won over 20 Group 1's with their Breckon Farms Syndicates.

Investment in quality broodmares and proven performers is reaping rewards in the sales ring with Breckon Farms secured leading vendor status at the NZB Standardbred Sales in both 2022 and 2023.

In 2024, they will take another quality draft to the sales at Karaka. There will be an extra level of excitement around the Breckon Farms team on 16th February with the departure of the draft marking the start of a massive infrastructure investment.

Earth will be turned on a new stable complex comprising of 50 boxes and an entertainment centre which will be ready in time for the 2025 Sales preparation.

This will be the jewel in the crown of this already showpiece property and signifies Ken and Karen's commitment to elevating the standard in the Harness Racing industry.

What's the Breckon Farms difference you ask? What makes us stand out in the Sales Ring and on the Race Track?

Have a listen to find out.... Ken and Karen take us through their journey, the vision and share their passion and purpose for Breckon Farms.

Ken Breckon caught up with Greg O'Connor for a "One-on-one" interview in August 2021, hear more about Breckon Farms, its history and the vision below.


Our Team

Our people are what make Breckon Farms so successful with their charisma and can-do attitude.

Nigel Fahy

Nigel Fahy

Farm Manager
Philly Higgins - Drysdale

Philly Higgins - Drysdale

Yearling Manager
Sarah Collinson-Smith

Sarah Collinson-Smith

Phil Jefferies

Phil Jefferies

Fergus Schumacher

Fergus Schumacher




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