David Hayes will sell part of his Lindsay Park, a world-renowned horse training facility based at Angaston in the Barossa Valley, South Australia.
In a bold move more than 40 years ago, with an aim to train horses in a country environment, the legendary Colin Hayes masterminded the development of Lindsay Park into a world-class Thoroughbred horse training facility.
“The succession plan for my family’s future is well thought out,” Hayes said. “I want to downsize horse numbers and land holdings, centralize my training operation, and enhance quality control. The sale of Lindsay Park will allow me the opportunity to develop the Euroa property and restructure my organization. With the majority of my clientele being Melbourne-and Sydney-based, Euroa is the ideal “half way house,” and I plan to build a state-of-the-art facility for 100 racehorses in full time work, and target both Melbourne and Sydney racing.”
Hayes will not sell the central part of Lindsay Park where the homestead is based.
Lindsay Park and its magnificent facilities are part of Australia’s racing history. Champions such as Better Loosen Up, Zabeel, Dulcify, Jeune, At Talaq, So Called, How Now, Desirable, Special, Rory’s Jester, St Covet, Fields of Omagh, Tawqeet, Miss Finland, and Niconero have emerged from the Lindsay Park training tracks.
Lindsay Park has produced winners of three Melbourne Cups, three Caulfield Cups, six Cox Plates, two Golden Slippers, 10 Blue Diamonds, a host of Hong Kong winners, and the only Australian horse, Better Loosen Up, to win a Japan Cup.
The training and racing complex expands 93.5 hectares, houses 120 stables, includes electronically timed grass and artificial tracks, heated equine swimming pool, galloping treadmills, blacksmith work shop, staff accommodation, and canteen.