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Our Team

Meet our team of experienced and passionate staff who are dedicated to providing the highest standard of care for each and every horse all year round.

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CRAIG & SUE ANDERSON

OWNERS & PARTNERS

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GAVIN MURPHY & CATH DONOVAN

OWNERS & PARTNERS

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PAM PARRY

STUD OPERATIONS

BORN/GREW UP: I called South Australia home until coming to the Hunter Valley in 1991.

LIFE/JOB HISTORY: Started work following a Diploma in Agriculture at Lindsay Park before coming to the Hunter Valley. Worked at Turangga Stud for 4 years. Started with Craig in Dec 1995 & still counting…

FAVOURITE HORSE: Raindane

INTERESTS: Breeding, showing and working clydesdales

FAVOURITE SEASON: Autumn

MOST SATISFYING PART OF YOUR JOB: Seeing clients have success with the horses they have bred whether it be commercially at sales or on the racetrack.

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PETER BAILEY

FARMING MANAGER

BORN/GREW UP: Denman, Giants Creek

LIFE/JOB HISTORY: Farms and vineyards around the area.

FAVOURITE HORSE: Blue… the Teaser

INTERESTS: Fishing & family

FAVOURITE SEASON: Spring

MOST SATISFYING PART OF YOUR JOB: Keeping the farm well maintained.

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DEIDRE FOSTER

YEARLING MANAGER

BORN/GREW UP: Co. Kerry, Ireland

LIFE/JOB HISTORY: I grew up in a small village as part of a large family. Went to college, travelled the world for a year when I was 22 and fell in love with Australia so had to come back. While at school I worked in a sport horse stud/riding school during the summers. After that I worked in an eventing yard and large thoroughbred stud in Co. Cork.

FAVOURITE HORSE: Allowable

INTERESTS: Cycling, jogging, fishing, catch up with friends.

FAVOURITE SEASON: Summer & holidays

MOST SATISFYING PART OF YOUR JOB: Foaling down mares, caring for and handling those foals from day 1. Seeing the foals progress and mature until sales prep and sales day.

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JOSH SMITH

ASSISTANT STUD MANAGER

BORN/GREW UP: Dunedoo, NSW

LIFE/JOB HISTORY: Grew up riding and showing horses around Dunedoo. Graduated in 1999 then studied Marine Science at university before working as a barman in Brisbane. Started working with racehorses at Gooree with his brother and father in 2002 and has been involved in the industry ever since.

FAVOURITE HORSE: So You Think

INTERESTS: Fishing, going to the races, Pedigree research, Poker and beers on the river.

FAVOURITE SEASON: Holiday season!

MOST SATISFYING PART OF YOUR JOB: Watching the horses you breed, raise, handle and look after make it to the track and win big races.