TONY FLEITER

 

DirectorTony Fleiter

 

A long-time supporter of Highclere Australia and especially its initial director, the late Niall Power, Tony joined the board of directors in March, 2021.

Tony is the chief executive of Sire Custodians, the leading provider of syndicate management and consultancy services to the Australian thoroughbred industry, and is principal of Macquarie Legal Practice, a boutique law firm that specialises in acting for private clients and small to medium enterprises. He has more than 30 years' experience in the provision of legal, consultancy and compliance services to participants in the Australian thoroughbred industry and has a unique level of practical work experience within the industry.

Tony was general manager of Dalgety Bloodstock International from 1984 to 1993, during which period he was responsible for the conduct of all auction sales at its Oaklands Junction sales complex (now owned and operated by William Inglis and Son Ltd), and for three years from 1990 to 1992 inclusive, was also responsible (as selling agent) for the Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling Sales. He has travelled extensively and is familiar with the thoroughbred industry throughout Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom, Ireland, USA, South Africa, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and New Zealand.

A respected authority on the regulatory framework involving syndication, Tony has made numerous presentations to industry forums, including to Members of the Victoria Racing Club, the Hong Kong Jockey Club and the International Breeders' Convention. He has also conducted seminars and is the author of various papers on the regulatory regime governing the syndication of thoroughbred stallions and racehorses.

He also has a keen eye for a horse, notably purchasing 1991 Melbourne Cup winner Let's Elope for $16,000 in 1989 before she went on to win more than $3 million on the track.