Why choose HQ?

    Whether it’s foals, weanlings, yearlings, broodmares, race horses or stallions, HQ Insurance has you covered.

    Be Sure. Insure. With HQ.

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    Nearly 150 years of expertise in bloodstock insurance you can trust.
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    Highly qualified team have the knowledge and experience to assist with any enquiry or problem you may have.
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    We do the legwork for you by sourcing the best cover from specialist underwriters, saving you time and money.

    How can we help?

    We find it extremely important to protect thoroughbred investments. Quality mares are extremely hard to replace in the current market so to have that financial assurance when a loss occurs helps us keep the level of broodmare band we require. Likewise insuring foals helps us ensure the service fee we have invested in those foals is protected.

    Adam White
    Vinery Stud

    The service both at application and at time of claim with HQ Insurance is next level and we couldn’t recommend them highly enough. When you add in just how good their policy is in comparison to the competition, then you would be MAD to go anywhere else. HQ is that far in front, it’s no competition.

    Luke Murrell
    Australian Bloodstock

    I have been dealing with HQ Insurance for over five years and found all the staff to be warm friendly and extremely efficient with regarding all types of horse insurance issues. When I have had the misfortune of losing one of my valuable bloodstock, their ability to attend to claims promptly and with understanding is second to none.

    Wilf Mula
    Aston Bloodstock

    Fall of the hammer insurance is an important risk mitigating undertaking for us to protect our investment and that of our clients. Post sale we deem our yearlings to be at the highest risk as many for the first time live somewhere outside of the farm they were born and grew up on, many of these locations with far greater on-farm activity than they would be accustomed to. They also interact with new people who have facilities, systems and processes different to what our yearling may be used to.

    Bruce Slade
    Kestrel Thoroughbreds

    The specialist team at HQ Insurance are passionate about horses and privileged to be an integral part of the horse industry... rich in experience, passion and aptly the Head Quarters of equine insurance.

    Sara Ryman
    Operations Manager
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    🔵 Meet The Team 🔴

    Wayne leads the HQ team by utilising his decades of experience in equine insurance.

    Wayne takes great pride in providing HQ clients with superior service based on his in-depth knowledge of thoroughbreds and involvement with horse ownership, racing and breeding.
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    🔵 Meet The Team 🔴Wayne leads the HQ team by utilising his decades of experience in equine insurance.Wayne takes great pride in providing HQ clients with superior service based on his in-depth knowledge of thoroughbreds and involvement with horse ownership, racing and breeding.

    Racing HQ kicks off a huge #TABEverest and #CaulfieldCup day at 6:30am on Sky Racing.

    Join Richard Haynes + Ron Dufficy, Brad Gray & Glenn Munsie LIVE from Royal Randwick for the preview at 8am.

    From 9am Deane Lester & Mark Hunter talk Caulfield form.

    Plenty more incl. Paul Joice, Lizzie Jelfs & Andrew Hurley.
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    🔴 Meet The Team 🔵

    Sara came to the HQ Group from Magic Millions Insurance as part of a merger in 2013 & has led the team through huge growth and success.

    As the HQ Group Operations Manager Sara is responsible for the overall operations of the HQ Group, including the management of our Lloyd’s coverholder agreements, Underwriter Contracts, Bloodstock Sales Fall of Hammer across the country and internationally and overseeing claims management. Sara has also been instrumental in creating and formalising specialised policy wordings for exclusive use by HQ clients.
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    🔴 Meet The Team 🔵Sara came to the HQ Group from Magic Millions Insurance as part of a merger in 2013 & has led the team through huge growth and success.As the HQ Group Operations Manager Sara is responsible for the overall operations of the HQ Group, including the management of our Lloyd’s coverholder agreements, Underwriter Contracts, Bloodstock Sales Fall of Hammer across the country and internationally and overseeing claims management. Sara has also been instrumental in creating and formalising specialised policy wordings for exclusive use by HQ clients.

    🔴 Meet The Team 🔵

    Professor Andrew Dart is HQ's specialist veterinary consultant. He has a wealth of experience in equine surgery and has been providing professional assistance on equine insurance matters for over a decade.

    Andrew is always available to discuss claim or injury specifics with clients or veterinary professionals acting on behalf of clients.
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    🔴 Meet The Team 🔵Professor Andrew Dart is HQs specialist veterinary consultant. He has a wealth of experience in equine surgery and has been providing professional assistance on equine insurance matters for over a decade.Andrew is always available to discuss claim or injury specifics with clients or veterinary professionals acting on behalf of clients.

    🔵 Meet The Team 🔴

    Caroline is one of HQ's dedicated account executives and services our thoroughbred & sports horse clients.

    Prior to relocating from South Africa, she together with her husband Lionel, owned the highly successful Odessa Stud in South Africa as well as their equine sales house Equimark Equestrian Sales.
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    🔵 Meet The Team 🔴Caroline is one of HQs dedicated account executives and services our thoroughbred & sports horse clients.Prior to relocating from South Africa, she together with her husband Lionel, owned the highly successful Odessa Stud in South Africa as well as their equine sales house Equimark Equestrian Sales.

    🔴 Meet The Team 🔵

    Vaunie Aldridge is HQ's Claims Manager. She is the point of contact for all of our client's claims related communication and injury & illness advices.

    Vaunie is also an account executive and takes care of our livestock & alpaca clients.
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    🔴 Meet The Team 🔵Vaunie Aldridge is HQs Claims Manager. She is the point of contact for all of our clients claims related communication and injury & illness advices.Vaunie is also an account executive and takes care of our livestock & alpaca clients.

    Spring Champion Stakes & Caulfield Guineas Day starts with Racing HQ on Sky Racing thanks to HQ Insurance.

    Richard Haynes is on air from 6:30am for all the interviews, track talk, tips and opinions.
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    She does run 2400m!

    Montefilia wins the G1 Metropolitan for our great friend David Payne. Big congrats to Hugh Bowman on 💯 Group One wins.
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    She does run 2400m!Montefilia wins the G1 Metropolitan for our great friend David Payne. Big congrats to Hugh Bowman on 💯 Group One wins.

    Epsom / Metrop day at Randwick tomorrow kicks off at 6:30am with Racing HQ on Sky Racing.

    Join Richard Haynes for all the track reports, interviews, speed maps and tips.

    📻 Sky Sports Radio
    📺 Sky Thoroughbred Central
    📱 Sky Racing App
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    Two Snitzel colts secured G1 victories this weekend and subsequently secured their future at stud.

    Congratulations to part-owners Wilf Mula, Grant Bloodstock, Carpe Diem Asset Management, Nick Vass Bloodstock & Newgate Farm.

    Read more > www.breednet.com.au/news/15261/the-snitzel-train-rolls-on-with-in-the-congo-in-golden-rose
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    Two Snitzel colts secured G1 victories this weekend and subsequently secured their future at stud.Congratulations to part-owners Wilf Mula, Grant Bloodstock, Carpe Diem Asset Management, Nick Vass Bloodstock & Newgate Farm.Read more > https://www.breednet.com.au/news/15261/the-snitzel-train-rolls-on-with-in-the-congo-in-golden-roseImage attachment

    Racing returns to Rosehill Gardens & so does Racing HQ on Sky Racing.

    Join Richard Haynes at 6:30am with jockeys, trainers, experts & tipsters joining throughout the morning to dissect #GoldenRose & #UnderwoodStakes day.
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    G1 racing tomorrow and it all starts with Racing HQ on Sky Racing.

    Richard Haynes will be joined by a host of experts, jockeys and trainers for all the tips and inside word.

    6:30am to 11am thanks to HQ Insurance.
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    Benaud, a 1/2 bro to Tofane (ex Baggy Green) wins the HQ Insurance Maiden Hcp on debut in stylish fashion for John O’Shea Racing at Shoalhaven City Turf Club.

    Well done to all the owners including Laurel Oak Bloodstock, Mystery Downs and our very own Wayne Aldridge!
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    Benaud, a 1/2 bro to Tofane (ex Baggy Green) wins the HQ Insurance Maiden Hcp on debut in stylish fashion for John O’Shea Racing at Shoalhaven City Turf Club.Well done to all the owners including Laurel Oak Bloodstock, Mystery Downs and our very own Wayne Aldridge!

    Run To The Rose day begins with Racing HQ on Sky Racing from 6:30am.

    Form experts @PaulJoice1, @TonyBrassel, @LizzieJelfs & @michaelmaxworth join @Haynsie75.

    @braddavo, @BradJGray & @glennmunsieTAB preview the Kembla card from 8-9am.

    @defier1 & Mark Hunter talk Flemington from 9am.
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    Now the dust has settled on the myriad of stallion and Horse of the Year championships around the country, the Australian #BlackTypePremiership honours cohort for the 2020-21 season has been published.

    View the Honours Board here > bit.ly/BTP_2021Honours

    Breeding&Racing
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    Join Richard Haynes from 6:30am Saturday for Racing HQ on Sky Racing.

    Ron Dufficy on air from 7am with the latest for Chelmsford Stks day including a chat with Chris Waller Racing.

    Tips and markets from Brad Gray, Paul Joice, Lizzie Jelfs & Glenn Munsie plus Deane Lester previews the Valley card.

    Racing HQ is brought to you by HQ Insurance.
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    HQ Insurance are delighted to be back for the Spring Carnival as the major sponsor of Racing HQ on Sky Racing.

    Join Richard Haynes from 6:30am tomorrow morning for all the ‘need to know’ ahead of San Domenico Stakes & Memsie Stakes Day.
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    24 HOUR FOAL COVER:

    🔴 NO excess payable on Life Saving Surgery claims

    🔵 Agreed Value

    🔴 Foal Rate Guarantee: We'll beat any price evidenced by a formal quote

    🔵 Optional Extended foal policy continuous through to the yearling sales in 2023

    T&Cs > bit.ly/2021Foals_TCs
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    24 HOUR FOAL COVER:🔴 NO excess payable on Life Saving Surgery claims🔵 Agreed Value🔴 Foal Rate Guarantee: Well beat any price evidenced by a formal quote🔵 Optional Extended foal policy continuous through to the yearling sales in 2023T&Cs > bit.ly/2021Foals_TCs

    Digital version of the 2021 Australasian Standardbred Stallion Guide is now available.

    For cover on stallions, broodmares or new born foals from 24hrs, call HQ Insurance on 02 8913 1640 or visit www.hqinsurance.com.auThe 2021 IRT Australasian Standardbred Stallion Guide - all 176 pages of it! - is now available as an interactive online edition for browsing or download on our website:

    hbv.org.au/2021-australasian-standardbred-stallion-guide

    Post copies will be hitting mail boxes across the country soon, please be patient as COVID settings can have an impact on processing and delivery.

    If you are not a HBV member, or have not been an active registered breeder in the last two seasons, you can pick up a free copy from your state racing HQ or have one sent direct upon payment of a P&H fee - see our website for details.

    ASBA Australian Standardbred Breeders Association
    Harness Breeders NSW
    Western Australian Standardbred Breeders Association - WASBA
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    Digital version of the 2021 Australasian Standardbred Stallion Guide is now available.For cover on stallions, broodmares or new born foals from 24hrs, call HQ Insurance on 02 8913 1640 or visit www.hqinsurance.com.au
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