Sean Buckley (Australian)


Sean Buckley can be an Australian entrepreneur, thoroughbred racehorse owner and buyer. He is Professional Chairman of Ultra Melody which can be an Australian car assistance franchise with over 270 retailers across Australia. He’s principal from the Ultra Band of Companies such as Ultra Melody Australia, Ultra Thoroughbred Race, Golden Grove Stud Plantation, AP Fleet Administration, Ultra Melody Roadside Assistance and Altitude Providers.

Early life

Buckley grew up in the Eastern suburbs of Victoria (Australia) the initial born of kid of Peter Buckley and Gloria Buckley and he previously a younger sibling Clayton (deceased). Buckley went to Mazenod University in Mulgrave where he finished his Higher College Certificate. Then went to Chisholm Institute completing a Bachelor of Business and Advertising graduating in 1984.After graduating from university Buckley was appointed to the positioning of GENERAL MARKET TRENDS Supervisor for Safeway/Woolworths focusing on fresh store development and fresh product ranges in the frozen ice cream division which he released several top quality ice cream brands for the business. In 1988 he travelled to Hong Kong to utilize Thomas Cook, going the globe and establishing Thomas Make Travel offices internationally residing for a few period in India and Pakistan. He came back to Australia and commenced use Ultra Listen in 1994.

Ultra Tune

Buckley continues to be the driving pressure behind the development and success from the Ultra Band of Businesses and specifically Ultra Melody. He continues to be the impetus behind the frequently criticized but extremely successful promotional initiatives and has centered on development throughout his tenure with the business.Right from the start of his involvement with Ultra Tune Buckley further exploited the idea of difference from something perspective from your competition with the most recent Dyno Tune technology, which enabled automobiles to become tuned whilst on “rolling highways”. As a result Ultra Melody was reinvigorated and garnered wider general public approval in the competitive after-market servicing sphere, a system upon which following franchise growth was constructed. Unique to the marketplace in the first years, Buckley instigated “set price servicing” in order that a customer understood when they had taken their car into an Ultra Melody Service Center that they might be paying out a set cost for a typical service so there have been no surprises no concealed costs. This open up and transparent idea instantly garnered trust and reliability which changed into instant market-share in an extremely competitive market.Australian Competition and Customer Commission HearingBuckley is widely regarded as a head in the aftermarket car servicing sector by both co-workers and competitors as well. He appeared with respect to Ultra Melody and other indie after sales providers in Dec 2016 on the Australian Competition and Customer Payment and Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association enquiry in to the monopoly that brand-new car manufacturers are trying to maintain on after product sales servicing. The hearing was chaired by Commissioner Sarah Courtroom with ACCC Chairman Fishing rod Sims also present. The ACCC hearing looked into the following problems: • The automobile industry’s conformity with consumer warranties obligations and the power of customers to enforce their privileges • Fake, misleading and deceptive methods in performance, energy efficiency, fuel usage and emissions • The result on competition and customers of post-sale treatment arrangements (such as for example servicing) • Whether customers and businesses could possibly be suffering from any limitations on vehicle usage of data

Thoroughbred Racing

Sean Buckley is definitely owner at Ultra Thoroughbred Race which really is a major and pre-training stud which includes had large success with a number of being successful thoroughbred horses.Two from the standout performers include Shamus Honor (equine) (total reward cash $2.5 million ) who won the Cox Plate in 2013 as well as the Australian Guineas in 2014.Champ mare Miss Andretti was Australian Champ Racehorse of the entire year in 2007 with a complete prize cash of $2.8 million. She earned many Group 1 races like the 2007 King's Stand Stakes at Ascot, the 2007 VRC Lightning Stakes, VRC Newmarket Handicap and MVRC Australia Stakes. She actually is the just thoroughbred in race history to concurrently hold a complete of 5 monitor information in Australia and Britain.At the Planting season Thoroughbred Sale for Magic Millions in October 2014, Sean Buckley purchased thoroughbred equine Hooked for $600,000 with respect to Ultra Thoroughbred Racing. For the 25th Oct 2014 Hooked earned the $200,000 Group 2 Schweppes Crystal Mile (1600m). Hooked consequently continued to earn the Group 2 Tramway Stakes in Sept 2015 as well as the Group 3 My Punter.Com handicap in Apr 2017 and has accumulated prizemoney more than $900,000.In the Karaka 2016 Leading Sale at Little Avondale Stud, Sean Buckley and Ultra Thoroughbred Racing bought a colt from unraced mare Generous Nature and it is a full-brother towards the multiple stakes performer Savvy Nature for $775,000.Other champ horses owned by Buckley as well as the Ultra Throughbred Racing group, include Group 1 winners Celebrity Witness, Culminate, Ideal Guarantee, Noble Heir, Dane Julia and Dark Piranha.


Sean Buckley is certainly involved in helping boxing and Ultra Melody currently sponsors Randy Petalcorin (also called 'Randy "Ultra Melody" Petalcorin'), who's the interim Globe Light Flyweight Boxing Champ. Sean Buckley provides received an prize from the Globe Boxing Federation (WBF) for Excellent Providers to Boxing shown to him by WBF Leader Mick Croucher in 2014. Buckley sponsored welterweight boxer Parnia Porsche who earned the Women's WBF Australasian Super Welterweight Name in November 2016.

Important Legal Precedents

Herald Sunlight NewspaperIn '09 2009 Buckley instigated legal proceedings for defamation (Buckley v Herald & Regular Moments) against Russell Robertson as well as the Herald Sun paper seeking in problems in the Melbourne Supreme Courtroom over two content which made an appearance in Information Corp Australia papers in 2007 and 2008.Settlement:The Herald Sunlight settled the problem out of court for an undisclosed amount, and published an apology. It had been issued with the Handling Editor from the Herald and Regular Moments to Sean Buckley and released in the paper on November 8, 2010:“On 5 and 6 Dec 2007, and down the road 30 August 2008, the Herald Sunlight, under a prior Editor-in-Chief, published some content concerning Mr. Sean Buckley, the top of Ultra Melody Australia. The Herald Sunlight now accepts the fact that articles relating to these dealings included factual errors that have been unable to end up being independently verified with the Herald Sunlight at that time. The Herald Sunlight apologises to Sean Buckley and his family members for the harm, upset and humiliation triggered to him and his family members by the magazines.”The situation was important for the reason that the Victorian Courtroom of Appeal chose which the plaintiff was eligible for issue separate proceedings over separate publications and was thus eligible for the potential advantage of two statutory caps on compensatory problems.Ultra Thoroughbred Race Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation and Race Victoria - Government Courtroom of AustraliaIn cases like this the Tax Commissioner sort to get the award cash of Cox Dish winner Shamus Award to fulfill a tax debt of Buckley due to the fact he was nominated as “the supervisor” in the horse’s registration. The situation involved a factor from the relevant taxes provisions and the guidelines of race. The Court kept that the enrollment of horses obviously contemplates joint possession as well as the provision entitling the supervisor to receipt from the award money is normally to discharge Race Victoria’s obligations to create payment to people eligible for the award money. In cases like this the award cash belonged to Ultra Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd as well as the various other joint owner from the horse rather than Buckley and appropriately the taxes office acquired no to these funds.As a kid Buckley was subjected to the rigors of litigation when his father was bankrupted as the result of a legal action he pursued for monies owed to him. At that time Buckley vowed he'd not shy from a legal stoush when he thought himself to maintain the right, therefore he has established several legal precedents against significant adversaries by seeking vigorous and consistent litigation when he’s considered it necessary.