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Adam Sangster joins Aushorse board

ADAM Sangster has joined the board of Aushorse, the marketing board for the Australian breeding industry.

Aushorse was established in 1995 to promote the exploits of Australian-bred horses on the world stage. In 2007 it combined with Thoroughbred Breeders Australia Ltd and effectively became the association's marketing arm.

Sangster – the son of late leading owner and pioneering breeder Robert Sangster – owns Swettenham Stud in Nagambie, Victoria. The farm stands eight stallions including Golden Jubilee Stakes hero Soldier's Tale and Hold That Tiger.

He has overseen the Sangster family's Australian operations since 1991 and took on full ownership of Swettenham Stud when the family's bloodstock interests were restructured in2005.

Sangster, who takes the place of Basinghall Farm's Tas Rielley on the board, said in a statement: "The industry has never been so united and has a shared interest in overseas success given that 60 per cent of the 2,600 horses exported are in the $5,000 to $25,000 range.

"What attracts me to Aushorse is the opportunity to support small and medium sized breeders from all parts of Australia. We have a great story to tell both here and overseas aboutthe affordability and diversity of our breeding and racing stock and Aushorse – which is funded and accountable to breeders – is exactly the vehicle for doing so."

Aushorse chairman Antony Thompson, of Widden Stud, added: "Adam brings a wealth of experience and business achievement to Aushorse at a time of great opportunity and challenge for the industry."





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