Testimonials

Excellent stallions

Ralph Fauvel, Masteron Owner/Breeder

Just wanted to say a huge thanks to all the team at Little Avondale for doing another amazing job looking after my mare and bringing her precious foal safely into the world. Always such a relief knowing they will have the best of care with you!

Andrea, Owner Breeder

A real sense of stockmanship and a love of the animal. When our mares arrive back from LA, they look like they’ve had a month at Club Med, with some of the trimmings of the buffet, but also the glow of having had the attention of a personal trainer

Sylvia Kay, Trainer, Levin

Confidence in knowing that buying an LA product it has being raised properly and with their record of success in black-type racing you have a better than even chance of the horse competing at the pinnacle of Australasian racing

Trent Busuttin, Trainer, Victoria

They cover all bases and do everything with pride and passion, be it raising their horses, to their staffs attire, to the way they treat clients and visitors

Paul Wilcox, CEO Auckland Racing Club

Fun, horsemanship, hard-work and to go after your dreams

Liz Wakeham, Yearling Manager Masterton

Horse people, stock people, breeders and rearers of sound, genuine, quality bloodstock

Arthur Inglis, Inglis Bloodstock, Sydney

Integrity and consistency

Andy Williams, bloodstock agent, NSW

History, tradition, family, good values and lots of fun. Also when we inspect an LA yearling we do so with confidence in the horses’ upbringing, soundness and temperament. It’s a theory that has worked well because with Dominic we’ve bought the likes of Redeem The Dream and the stakeswinner Sir Lovesalot

George Simon, Cambridge Racing Commentator

Broodmare families that stand the test of time

Stu Hale, Cambridge Bloodstock Agent

Buzz’s crazy ads, but on a slightly more serious note, how the family have continued to produce sound, genuine and class performers is testimony to the family and their staffs dedication and horsemanship.

Stephen Marsh, Cambridge Trainer

First and foremost, stockman and people whose interest in the animal translates into an innate ability to read how a horse will develop. I’ll see a foal at LA and Sam or Buzz will tell me how they expect it to develop. I’ll see it during my Karaka inspections 12 months later, and you could blow me over with a feather

Danny Rolston, NZ Bloodstock, Karaka

A distinguished history

Bryce Newman, Bulls Trainer

Sales drafts where you know you’ll find sound, classy racehorses

Tony Pike, Cambridge Trainer

Good, sound, well educated horses

Chris Rutten, Breaker and Pre-trainer, Otaki

Sound, talented, well educated horses

Kris Lees, Newcastle Trainer

Good straight-up folk with a sense of humour

John McArdle, Melbourne Trainer

Horsemanship and hospitality

Anthony Cummings, Sydney Trainer

Family, our families have done so much together in the industry and sociably, there's not too many industries today that allow you to do that.

Guy Lowry, Hawkes Bay Trainer

Good genuine personalities, hard workers but plenty of fun

Paul Beamish, Hawkes Bay Bloodstock Agent

Aside from Sam greeting me at Karaka every year with “Have I got a horse for you” it’s about breeding successful and sound horses

John Foote, Queensland Bloodstock Agent

A family operation and success over many years, plus a location in a beautiful, under rated part of the country.

Andrew Forsman, Cambridge Trainer

Professionalism, attention to detail and a warm smile

Jane Watt, Rabobank Masterton

Organised and professional.

Gareth Baird, Marton Horse Breaker

Generous hospitality, warm friendly faces

Ben Petro, Wellington Breeder/Owner

Two exceptional young people putting a lot into racing and other important things outside racing

Mick Ormond, Waipukurau Breeder/Owner

Excellence, under-pinned by a good public profile that is down to earth and friendly

Janelle Millar, New Plymouth Trainer

Class

Pip McCarroll, Owner