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Our People2020-11-15T23:43:11+00:00

Sam Hayes

Managing Director

Following five years in the wine industry Sam returned to Lindsay Park in 2001. After working for David Hayes in Sales & Marketing, he assumed the role of Managing Director of what was previously known as Lindsay Park Stud in 2005. In 2008 Sam purchased the Lindsay Park Stud business from David Hayes, which paved the way for the name change to Cornerstone Stud in May 2011.

Sam Pritchard-Gordon

Bloodstock Manager

Sam came to Cornerstone Stud in 2019 with an abundance of experience managing bloodstock. After starting at Arrowfield Stud, Sam moved into some of Australia’s premier racing stables before fine-tuning his horsemanship as a trainer in his own right.

Ross Fuller

Stud Manager

Ross Fuller joined Cornerstone Stud in November 2020.

A 1990 graduate in Equine Management & Science from Oxfordshire College, Ross entered the workforce under Dick Fowlston’s guidance at Britton House Stud before returning to the family farm in Zimbabwe, prior to its subsequent aquisition and Ross’s eviction by the Government in 2002. Thankfully, an employement opportunity to manager Wilgerbosdrift Stud Farm for Mary Slack arose and then in 2004, Ross was approached by Mrs Rupert to develop a stud farm in the Western Cape at Franschoek, South Africa. Fast forward 15 years and Drakenstein Stud carries world wide recognition as the unrivalled nursery of Champions, with 6 resident stallions, 100 plus staff and a set of skyblue racing silks that breed and race champions with consumate ease with each passing season.

Ross and Carla’s employement at Cornerstone Stud is wonderful opportunity for our clients to utilise the most robust skillset with a proven track record of success.

  • 0429 469 019

  • rossf@cornerstonestud.com.au

Paul Lubbe

Cornerstone Stud Veterinarian

Greg Thomas

Administration Manager

Greg Thomas is the backbone of our administration. He handles all our bloodstock paperwork and everything from stallion bookings to insurance; transport to sale entries. If you want to know anything, you know you can always call Greg.

Kaye Faulds

Administration & Finance

Kaye joined us in 2014 and is a rock in the office, no job is too big or too small. She holds a permit trainers license so has an in-dept knowledge of everything from horse racing to computer systems, the ideal person for the position she holds within our team.

Carla Greppi

Vet Nurse & Administration

Carla joined Cornerstone with her partner Ross in November 2020. An Italian national and a fully qualified veterinary surgeon from the University of Turin, Carla’s experience includes 3 years as neonatology and critical care internist and anaesthesiologist at Drakenstein Veterinary Clinic, South Africa. In addition to a decades experience working as equine veterinarian in Italy and France.

Carla’s arrival at Cornerstone will provide an invaluable assistance to both Dr Paul Lubbe and also to our administration team within the Office.