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Our People 2018-12-10T00:13:53+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.

Marty Roberts

Stud Manager

Starting at Cornerstone Stud in late 2017, Marty Roberts brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Barossa. After working in the management team at Coolmore for years, he then moved on to work as stud manager at Newgate Farm. Most recently, Marty took up a management position at Aquis in Queensland, before making South Australia and the beautiful Barossa home.

Max Porlezza

Marketing & Nominations Manager

Originally hailing from NSW, Max found his way to Cornerstone Stud in early 2017 after working as a cadet steward in his home state. Before then Max spent time working at Newgate Farm and in the racing stables of the legendary teacher Ron Quinton.

Ross Hatton

Bloodstock Manager

Ross joined Cornerstone Stud in April 2012. From Ireland, he worked on a number of well regarded Irish stud farms in various roles for over 10 years before coming to Australia in 2011.

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.