Sam Hayes has confirmed Lindsay Park Stud is remaining in South Australia despite yesterday’s news that David Hayes has decided to sell another significant portion of the famous horse property in the Barossa Valley.
Lindsay Park Stud currently operates off approximately 650 acres which is being retained by the Hayes family. After re-establishing the stud business in 2005, Sam Hayes and business partner Darren Thomas purchased the remainder of the breeding business from David Hayes in 2008.
“The racing stable and the stud share a lot of history, as well as the Lindsay Park name; however we operate very different businesses. David trains horses and we breed them,” Sam explained. “We respect David’s decision and we have enjoyed operating from adjoining properties however this move does not directly affect the stud or our plans.
“Being based here in SA is an integral part of what we are passionate about. We believe we can stand top quality stallions in South Australia, stallions that will attract some of the best mares from right across the country.”
There are currently seven stallions on the Lindsay Park Stud roster and they are expecting to attract over 450 mares to their Barossa Valley base in 2010.