12 Sep 20132013年9月12日
Goldin Group Acquires Lindsay Park Stud, South Australia /
Maintaining It as a Horse Breeding and Training Ground
12 September 2013, Hong Kong — Goldin Australia Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of the international conglomerate Goldin Group, today announced the completion of its acquisition of the property known as Lindsay Park Stud in Barossa Valley, South Australia, an esteemed 1,257.5-acre horse breeding and training ground.
Established in 1965 by the late Colin Hayes, a legendary Australian trainer, Lindsay Park Stud is a world-class training complex that today draws accolades from industry experts the world over. Lindsay Park Stud has been sold to the Goldin Group by his son, David Hayes, a famous horse trainer both in Hong Kong and Australia.
Goldin Group will be renovating the property, to realise the intrinsic value it holds in the region, as part of a long-term plan to focus on breeding top thoroughbred race horses, while at the same time exploring the possibility to also introduce the breeding of polo ponies. The Group is currently recruiting an international stud manager who will take on responsibility for the daily operations of Lindsay Park Stud, in addition to a project manager to oversee the planned renovations.
“With a long tradition and an established reputation for breeding and training race horses of the finest bloodlines, Lindsay Park Stud is an ideal equine environment for breeding and training,” said Mr Pan Su-tong, Chairman of Goldin Group. “We are highly committed to the equestrian world as evidenced by our Tianjin Goldin Metropolitan Polo Club, and this acquisition further strengthens our involvement in this sector. We understand the deep historical sensitivities of this property and its place within the local region’s heritage – we are deeply respectful of the park’s traditions and we will ensure the operations are run in keeping with these values. Goldin Group looks forward to building on the property’s existing reputation, with the aim of strengthening South Australia as the premier racing and breeding state.”
Mr David Hayes, the proprietor of Lindsay Park Stud Pty Ltd, said, “Our family has been running Lindsay Park Stud for over 45 years. We have been seeking a buyer who can maintain Lindsay Park Stud as a horse breeding and training ground and who understands the importance and sensitivities of the property’s historical links. We are delighted that Mr Pan Sutong shares our vision and we are pleased that Lindsay Park Stud will continue to operate, evolve and hopefully expand in the future.”
The transaction of the property, which does not include the rights to the name “Lindsay Park Stud”, was completed on 11 September 2013 for an undisclosed sum. This acquisition sees the Goldin Group further expand its real estate holdings, tying into its existing portfolio of assets including those in Tianjin, China and Hong Kong, in addition to Napa Valley, U.S.A. and Bordeaux, France. The purchase of Lindsay Park Stud also results in the Group developing its interests, to incorporate thoroughbred race horse breeding within its numerous business lines including real estate development, polo, wine, consumer electronics and financial services.