Home' InDaily : May 21st 2010 Contents Hayes Knight SA is one of South Australia's leading business advisory companies. Our diverse and experienced team offer accounting
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The Directors of Hayes Knight SA are delighted to announce the appointment of Graeme Rodda as Director, Audit & Assurance with
the firm. Graeme has been sought out to play a lead role in building the Hayes Knight audit and assurance capability.
Graeme has over 30 years experience in providing comprehensive audit and assurance services to a wide variety of industries and is
a member of the Audit Advisory Board which reports to the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants Board.
The appointment of Graeme significantly strengthens the depth of resources that will be available to our clients to meet their audit and
assurance related needs and will contribute to the continued growth of Hayes Knight's audit and assurance presence both in South
Australia and Nationally.
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whose successful team of specialists assist clients to reach their full potential.
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Back in the 1950 s, workers
at a small Murray Bridge
farm machinery business,
Steriline, knocked together some
mobile starting stalls for the
Murray Bridge Racing Club.
Last Sunday night, as French
trained Dubai World Cup winner,
Gloria de Campeao, started
favourite in Singapore s $3 million
International Cup, it was Steriline s
starting gates that released 12 of the
world s best 2000 metre horses on
their run for glory.
The story of Steriline mirrors
many of the qualities of horse rac-
ing s classic tales of rags to riches;
stories where kings and ratbags
mix on the same turf and money
flows in massive amounts; stories
where fortunes are made and lost.
As it turned out, Gloria de
Campeao, fresh from its win in
the Dubai World Cup, looked the
winner in Singapore as they headed
into the home straight.
But South African trained
Lizard s Desire pegged it back in the
last 50 metres to snatch a last gasp
win for his Brazilian jockey Bruno
Reis and famed owner Sheikh MK
When horses race for millions of
dollars, it s essential that each has
an equal chance.
That s where the starting gates
take on such significance.
"You can t have gates that misfire,
have safety issues or are difficult
to operate," said track clocker and
Asian racing form expert Michael
"The gates have to be precise and
Sitting up in the grandstand on
Singapore Cup night was former
South Australian Jockey Club
chairman Peter Lewis.
"The Steriline story is quite
remarkable," Mr Lewis said.
"They operate out of premises
in the Adelaide Hills and yet you
see their name on gates and rails
around the world," he said.
"I ve found myself at race meet-
ings in places as far away as Florida
in the USA and there it is on the side
of the gates 'Made by Steriline .
"It s a great South Australian
But the story has gone beyond
racing, with Steriline scoring major
contracts at the last two Olympic
Games and now as major supplier
of permanent fencing at the IOC s
first Youth Olympic Games, to be
held in August in Singapore.
"We are producing much more
than starting gates," said Steriline s
managing director John Fargher by
phone from Frankfurt.
"Picking up the fencing contract
for the 2010 Youth Olympic Games
(YOG) has been a big step forward
and shows we are able to handle all
types of challenges."
YOG is IOC sanctioned and
covers 27 sports for 3500 athletes
and 1000 officials.
Fargher also cites an example
of when the company was asked
to solve a logistics problem for the
Hong Kong Jockey Club.
"They wanted a presentation
podium that would allow on track
presentations to winning owners
and trainers, without them having
to get their shoes wet or dirty by
going out onto the track.
"We built a mobile presentation
platform that solved the problem.
"They're off" at Singapore's Kranji race track: The starting stalls were designed and built in Mount Barker.
Steriline's Singapore Sling
Kings, sheiks and punters from around the world were at
last Sunday's Singapore Cup. As Kevin Naughton reports,
a low profile company from Mount Barker took centre stage.
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