All of the Directors, executive and staff of Sire Custodians Ltd have significant thoroughbred industry expertise.



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John Francis Coughlan, B Ec., Dip. Rural Acc., FCA., FCPA. Chairman (Non-Executive). 

John has held various Management and Regulatory positions within the Australian Thoroughbred, Harness and Greyhound Industries, including Chief Executive - Queensland Principal Club, Chief Executive - Greyhound and Harness Racing Regulatory Authority, Chief Financial Executive - Australian Jockey Club, Finance Manager – Sydney Turf Club. 

He is a Director, Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Australia, a former Director and Chair, Finance, Operations and Risk Management Committee, Odyssey House and a former Chair, Australian Physie and Dance Association Pty. Ltd, NSW State Congress of CPA’s and Finance Committee, Trustees of the Sisters of Mercy.


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Anthony (Tony) Brian Fleiter B Ec., LLB. - Director & CEO

Tony is the principal of Macquarie Legal Practice, a boutique law firm that specialises in acting for private clients and small to medium enterprises.

Tony has 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 3 years from 1990 to 1992 inclusive, was also responsible (as selling agent) for the Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearlings Sales.  He has travelled extensively and is familiar with the thoroughbred industry throughout Australia, Japan, United Kingdom, Ireland, USA, South Africa, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and New Zealand.

Tony has made numerous presentations to industry forums, including to Members of the Victoria Racing Club, Hong Kong Jockey Club and International Breeders Convention.

Tony has also conducted seminars and is the author of various papers on the regulatory regime governing the syndication of thoroughbred stallions and racehorses.



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Robert Angyal SC and Tony Fleiter, solicitor on proof of title of thoroughbred horses. This is an entertaining examination of proof of title of thoroughbred horses by two of the country’s leading lawyers on the subject.

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About Our Company

Sire Custodians Ltd is the leading provider of syndicate management and consultancy services to the Australian thoroughbred industry.Sire Custodians Ltd maintains a comprehensive library of precedent documentation for the entire range of bloodstock transactions and is in a position to provide prompt, cost effective expert advice on all ownership and syndicate issues.

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Contact Us

Suite 203, Level 2
66 Berry Street
North Sydney NSW 2060

PO Box 299
North Sydney NSW 2059

Phone: +61 (0)2 - 9235 2500
Fax:    +61 (0)2 - 9235 1511
E: advisory@sirecustodians.com.au