Post Office Box 67
  Fulham Gardens SA

  Phone: 0412 208 011

Cornerstone Stud Stallion Parade

This year has seen the rebranding of the renown Lindsay Park Stud with a new name Cornerstone Stud.  Sam Hayes in partnership with Darren Thomas has established an outstanding stallion line up of proven sires with Hussonet joining Good Journey as the 'senior' stallions while Barely a Moment is starting to produce plenty of talent on the track while the young stallions Shrewd Rhythm, Reaan and De Beers are held in high esteem for the future.

Cornerstone Stud is located on the area that was part of Tarrawatta next to Collingrove Homestead - the land was still part of the huge area formerly owned by the Angas family before being sold to Colin Hayes all those years ago in the 1960s and is steeped in history going back to when the area was first settled in the 1940s.  Just inside the gates of Cornerstone Stud is the old Woolshed which was fully restored and is still used today and inside that woolshed is the shell of the old Tarrawatta court house where there is a trap door and evidence of the trials and hangings that occurred in the early days.  There are also a number few old buildings that still stand looking solid but proved too costly to refurbish for modern use however plenty of other buildings on the property have been including the stallion boxes that how house the current roster of sires.  Tarrawatta was used as a horse stud as far back as the 1840s where two 'blood' horses (as thoroughbreds were referred) and a Clydesdale and a Draught horse were standing at public stud.  The thoroughbreds were Satirist and an English import Khian Kian Kruz.

The foaling paddocks are currently quiet and empty in the picture below as are the mare facilities but will be the centre of activity in a few months while a short distance away the paddock nannies (many ex Hong Kong geldings) protectively look over their small groups of weanlings in numerous paddocks.










Hussonet (Mr Prospector-Sacahuista by Raja Baba)
Hussonet is a Mr Prospector stallion and was a rarity in that he didn't even appear in Australia until 2003 when he was 13 years old.  As a champion sire in South America Hussonet was acqured to stand at Arrowfield Stud in NSW and proved extremely successful siring Oakleigh Plate winner Eagle Falls, Group 1 winner Gold Trail, Blue Diamond winner Reaan and champion 3yo Weekend Hussler amongst his first two crops in Australia and has sired many other winners in the crops that followed.  Now rising 20 he has arrived in South Australia in amazing condition with his looks no showing his age in the slightest and Hussonet would be one of the best performed stud stallions to have stood in South Australia for many years.  He is standing for a fee of $25,000.   


Good Journey (Nureyev-Chimes of Freedom)
Another sire with an interesting history is Good Journey started shuttling to Australia in 2003 but was used as virtually a private stallion in Victoria until 2007 when he was sent back to the US leaving behind a legacy as breeders tried to obtain his services.  He returned in 2008 to stand at Lindsay Park stud and has continued to shuttle ever since.  Good Journey is the sire of 3 stakeswinners and 56 winners from 98 starters to date including Sound Journey, Happy Trails, Grand Journey, etc.  He is from the sireline of Northern Dancer and stands at a fee of $11,000

Reaan (Hussonet-Ribe by Danehill)
Carrying a cross of two of the more influential sirelines of the modern era Reaan won the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes defeating future Group 1 performer All American (one of a handful of horses to defeat So You Think in Australia).  As a spring 3yo Reaan became very ill and spent time at Werribee Vet Clinic before recovering to eventually return to racing in the autumn.  One more start saw retirement with a record of 8 starts for 3 wins and a second.  His first foals are now rising 2yos and he stands for a fee of $9900

Shrewd Rhythm (Danehill Dancer-Balcanny by Canny Lad)
From the sireline of Danehill this stallion was a stakeswinner at 2 and 3 and a winner as a 4yo and was placed in the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes as a 2yo.  Shrewd Rhythm retired to stud in 2010 and his first foals are eagerly awaited this coming spring.  Shrewd Rhythm stands for a fee of $6050.

Barely A Moment (Gilded Time-Lady Danna by Danehill)
Barely a Moment won three Group 1 races including the Toorak Hcp and was second in the Group 1 Salinger stakes where he injured a tendon that ultimately resulted in his retirement to stud.  He currently only has two crops of racing age including the stakesperformers Life is a Cabernet and Zest a Second plus many other winners. Barely a Moment stands for $6050.

De Beers (Quest for Fame-Chimera by Danehill)
De Beers was an outstanding 3yo winning the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas before running second in the AJC Derby.  From the dam line of Diamond Lover (half sister to Octagonal, Kaapstad, Our Marquise, etc) De Beers is from the family of Don Eduardo, Viscount, Commands, Viking Ruler, etc.  Retired to stud in 2008 his first crop are currently rising 2yos.  De Beers stands for $4950.

Fraar is now retired from breeding but as can be seen in the photos below he is still looking well for his age.  He is now 23 years old and won the 1993 Caulfield Cup before running second in the Mackinnon Stakes and midfield in the Melbourne Cup.  At stud he sired 7 stakeswinners including Nina Haraka plus many many winners of 2yo races, sprinters, stayers and even successful jumps horses such as the Grand National Steeple winner Liquid Lunch.




















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