Experience, knowledge, security, reliability and professional care while you're away from your horse stud.
How long is it since you last had a well-deserved break from the all-consuming business of owning or operating a horse stud?
Many professions secure the services of a Locum to cover their absence and that same service is now available in the horse breeding and training industry. It is called the LOCUM STUD MANAGER and it provides you with all the experience, knowledge, security and reliability needed to ensure your time away is stress free.
The person to make this happen is Allan Bell, who created Victory Park Stud, one of the first and most highly regarded training and breeding properties in South East Queensland. Allan was the Stud Master and Manager. Horses born, bred or trained at Victory Park included Our Cavalier, Brunisee, Prince Anton, Dolcezza, Vigo, Galaxy Gal, Flight Star - just to name a few.
Allan secured the first Better Boy horse to ever stand at stud in Queensland, Gay Bachelor and also Bunratty Castle, the first Caulfield Cup winner to stand at stud in Queensland. In the 1980’s Allan spent four months overseas visiting studs, attending sales and studying racing throughout Europe and the United States, culminating in the purchase of the very successful sire, Niebo. On his return he purchased Our Paddy Boy from Robert Sangster and initiated the full syndication of the stallion. At one point, Allan’s involvement in the industry extended to owner/interest in 56 thoroughbreds!
He and his wife Coleen are available to travel anywhere to support you and ensure your horses and property are given the attention and professional care they require in your absence.
I have had the pleasure of retaining Allan and Coleen Bell as a Locum Manager on my thoroughbred breeding farm - Sefton Park Thoroughbreds at Scone NSW.
Allan and Coleen have a wealth of knowledge and experience with thoroughbreds and coupled with their excellent management, communication skills and an eye for detail I can go to a sale or get the occasional break with confidence my farm is running safely, smoothly and efficiently.
Allan and Coleen are conscious that each farm is run in different manners and follow the established procedures and systems that are in place.
I will continue to use Allan and Coleen's services and would take this opportunity to recommend their services.
Colleen Buchanan - Sefton Park Thoroughbred – N.S.W.
We left our stud farm in the very capable hands of Allan & Coleen whilst we were ‘in-
between’ managers.They are an extremely capable, approachable and adaptable team that very quickly gave us (and our staff) a sense of ease and confidence. We would have no reservations whatsoever in recommending Allan and Coleen and would be more than happy to speak with anyone considering engaging their services. Overall, first class. Shaun Kelly - Royston Stud - Queensland
We would like to thank Allan and Coleen for providing us with their unique Locum Stud Service.
They are very professional and a pleasure to deal with. We are very appreciative of the time and effort they took to ensure the horses and property were looked after including horses coming and going into work and dealing with the extremely hot conditions experienced during their time at Beaufort Park and also for the care of our dog Toby who had more instructions than the sixty horses combined.
We have no hesitation in recommending Allan and Coleen and we will definitely make use of their services in the future.
Nathan and Sara - Managers - Beaufort Park Stud - Victoria
I used Allan and Coleen when my family and I went for a holiday and could not have been happier with the way the property and horses were looked after. The horses in training were worked and swum according to their programmes and this was carried out with great professionalism and care. It was a huge relief to be able to leave the property and know that the horses were under very competent supervision at all times. I would highly recommend Allan and Coleen for their fantastic Locum Stud service.
Dianne Steinbeck - Director - Breeza Farm Pty Ltd - Queensland
“It has been an absolute pleasure dealing with Allan and Coleen. They are very professional and warm hearted too. It was a great relief for us with peace of mind going on a long overdue family holiday knowing the horses and our livelihood were in very knowledgeable and capable hands. We appreciate all the time and effort they took to ensure our property and horses looked great on our return . We will be making use of this fantastic service in the future and will be recommending Allan and Coleen to all our friends.”
Christoph & Candice Jentsch – Heartford Thoroughbreds - Victoria
"Allan and Coleen provided a relief service to us during our busiest time of year. We were extremely satisfied with their high level of professionalism and efficiency. We experienced great peace of mind knowing that Allan and Coleen were managing our operation and their attention to detail meant we could feel confident knowing every task was attended to at the end of the day. We have no hesitation in recommending Allan and Coleen and we will certainly use their services again in the future."
Danny and Hanna Rose – Cherokee Rose Stud - Victoria
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