Mark Lindsay

Sun Stud has announced the appointment of Mark Lindsay as Senior Sales and Nominations Manager.

Mark is set to return to Sun Stud in a leadership role of Senior Sales and Nominations Manager. He is a familiar face for Victorian breeders having previously held the position of Nominations Manager at Eliza Park and Sun Stud from 2008-2015.

After a two-season stint in the Hunter Valley, the lure to be based full-time in his adopted home state of Victoria proved too much for the former New Zealand native to resist.

“I thoroughly enjoyed my time working with Newgate Farm, however the people that know me well, knew that I always felt Victoria was my home,” Lindsay said.

“The Chengs indicated to me their intention to strengthen and develop the operation. I have a strong connection to the farm and the opportunity really excited me.”

Danielle Cheng, Managing Director of Sun Stud has welcomed the new addition to the farm.

“Mark is an experienced operator and he knows the challenges and the commercial realities that exist for breeders. He is proactive and understands what we wish to achieve with the Sun Stud business,” Cheng said.

Mark is clearly impressed with the current roster and what the future holds.

“The progeny of first season sires Fighting Sun and Fiorente have shown potential, while mainstay Magnus sits just outside the top 10 on the Australian General Sires Table with 70 individual winners and over $4 million in earnings for the season,” he said.

“Add to the mix exciting Group 1 winning two-year-old National Defense (by Invincible Spirit) who will shuttle from Europe this coming season and recent Group 2 winner Thronum (by Snitzel from the family of Street Cry and Shamardal) who will stand at Sun Stud in the near future”.

Sun Stud is presenting 26 yearlings at next week’s Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale at which breeders can catch up with Mark and discuss future breeding plans.

Mark will be responsible for the Bloodstock Sales, Stallions and Client Relations. He can be contacted on 0499 032 986 or

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