iskander.com is the brainchild of Sheriff Iskander, who has raced horses successfully in Sydney since 1996.
One of the first racehorses and stallions that Sheriff was involved with was the mighty LION HUNTER who remains one of the top producing stallions in Australia today, despite his untimely death in 2004.
A successful businessman and entrepreneur, Sheriff is a graduate of the University of Technology Sydney, where he gained a business degree majoring in accounting with sub-majors of business law and marketing.
Sheriff founded the accounting firm ’Alexanders’ in 1990, and has seen that business grow from a small private practice employing only himself, to a medium sized firm with a number of divisions including financial planning, commercial property, marketing & media, and IT. Please visit the Alexanders website for more information about their accounting and business services.
Sheriff Iskander – Businessman and entrepreneur
Sheriff has also helped pioneer laser eye correction technology in Australia, with his company Perfect Vision Laser Correction becoming an industry leader in less than five years of operation.
iskander.com is co-Managed by Suman Hedge, who also acts as Bloodstock and Breeding Analyst for the company.
Suman has completed his MBA at the University of Technology NSW as well as a BBA with Central QLD University, and has studied thoroughbred breeding in Australia for nearly 20 years.
Before commencing with iskander.com, Suman worked as Racing Manager for top Randwick trainer John O’Shea. He has also honed his skills in bloodstock working closely with leading industry figures James Bester and trainer of the moment Chris Waller.
A succesful breeder in his own right, Suman’s first venture provided Testa Rossa with his highest priced first crop yearling at $260,000.
Suman has had numerous successful breeding ventures since, including organising the matings of PERMISSIVE, Silent Power, Grey Stream, Miss Evergreen, Long and Strong and Lizella.
Suman’s greatest success to date was achieved in 2008 when TRIPLE HONOUR (NZ) won the Group 1 Doncaster handicap. Suman bred Triple Honour at just 27 yrs of age, after sending his outstanding mare Myrrh (NZ) to iskander.com stallion HONOURS LIST. Suman became one of the youngest ever breeders of a Group 1 winner when Triple Honour won the Doncaster, also providing Chris Waller with his first Group 1 win as a trainer.
Chris is iskander.com's international representative in Hong Kong.
Aside from stallion brokerage, iskander.com is also involved in several key areas of the Thoroughbred industry, including
iskander.com has a significant Real Estate division that concentrates on properties in the Thoroughbred industry, and specialises in identifying prospective developments for training and breeding facilities. We are currently involved in real estate deals with several high profile studs and trainers throughout Australia.
Sheriff has successfully raced horses with a number of trainers like Gai Waterhouse, Chris Waller, John O’Shea, Peter Hayes, Tony McEvoy, Brian Mayfield-Smith, Gerald Ryan, Kris Lees, Paul Messara, Michael Moroney, Danny O’Brien, Mark Kavanagh, Greg Hickman, Tim Martin, Joseph Pride, and David Hayes.
We are now proud to be the official sponsors of Chris Waller Racing, as we have had a strong relationship and friendship with Chris for some time, as well as several race horses in his expert care.
iskander.com’s stallion acquisitions include
iskander.com is currently negotiating several stallion prospects and inspecting racing and breeding prospects at horse sales around the country.