The South Australian breeding industry has lost of one its most ardent supporters with the death of Brian (BJ) Toole.

An integral part of the fourth-generation farm since taking over at the helm at Kambula in 1959, Toole and his wife Bette earned a reputation for producing quality bloodstock from an 1100-acre property on South Australia's Yorke Peninsula.

"Brian was a stalwart of the South Australian thoroughbred industry and will be fondly remembered by all who knew him over the years," a Kambula social media post said.

From an annual draft of 15-20 yearlings presented at Magic Millions' Adelaide sale, Kambula Stud often figured among the leading vendors.

Kambula sold the top two Lots at the 2022 sale and was represented by the third-highest last year when a Capitalist filly was sold to John Foote Bloodstock.

Familar racetrack names sold under the Kambula banner include stakes performers She’s So High, Streetcar Stranger, Yulong Command, Shesees Everything and Fromparis Withlove.

Brisbane filly Fortuneer, who made it three wins from as many starts at Eagle Farm last Saturday, also came out of its 2022 Adelaide draft.

In the 2021/22 racing season, Kambula was the leading breeder of winners in SA when graduates won 20 races across the State.