11 May 2011

Vale Lindsay Park: Locals mourn end of an era for SA racing

Elizabeth Windsor inspects super sire Without Fear at Lindsay Park
during her 1977 tour of Australia. PIC: unimelb.edu.au
The locals at The Barossa Herald are in mourning:
"The world-famous Lindsay Park Stud at Angaston is now resigned to history. The disappearance of a South Australian racing icon became complete this week with the announcement that the stud operation will now be known as Cornerstone Stud. The renaming signifies the start of a new era for the famous South Australian thoroughbred nursery. Co-owners Sam Hayes and Darren Thomas decided to rename the business Cornerstone Stud almost three years after purchasing the stud business from David Hayes in July 2008..."
Lindsay Park was established at Angaston in the Barossa Valley in the 1840s as a merino wool stud and was bought in 1965 by Colin Hayes, already Adelaide's leading trainers, who officially started training there in 1970. He turned Lindsay Park into a horse racing a breeding institution. Citing "business reasons", son David has taken the name and the family game to Euroa.

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