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!
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
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
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
Fun, horsemanship, hard-work and to go after your dreams
Horse people, stock people, breeders and rearers of sound, genuine, quality bloodstock
Integrity and consistency
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
Broodmare families that stand the test of time
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.
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
A distinguished history
Sales drafts where you know you’ll find sound, classy racehorses
Good, sound, well educated horses
Sound, talented, well educated horses
Good straight-up folk with a sense of humour
Horsemanship and hospitality
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.
Good genuine personalities, hard workers but plenty of fun
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
A family operation and success over many years, plus a location in a beautiful, under rated part of the country.
Professionalism, attention to detail and a warm smile
Organised and professional.
Generous hospitality, warm friendly faces
Two exceptional young people putting a lot into racing and other important things outside racing
Excellence, under-pinned by a good public profile that is down to earth and friendly