The Victorian breeding industry came together to celebrate and launch Moonee Valley’s the first Victorian Breeder’s Event on Saturday 1st December.
Tracey Robertson from TR Equine Solutions credits that the concept and the new ticketing privileges are recognising breeding’s loyal and dedicated participants, while bringing together breeding and racing.
“The idea was born thanks to a discussion with Michael Browell earlier this year. He was open to ways to support the breeders and make them feel welcome. It’s a great fit, as the industry has always loved coming to the Valley a night out off the farm, a networking opportunity or chance to catch up with friends. The ever-popular Friday night during Premier Sales is one great example,” Robertson said.
“TR Equine Solutions through consultation with a number of studs, large broodmare farms and small breeders have partnered with Moonee Valley Racing Club to welcome breeder’s on course with two complimentary members tickets for the breeder named in the racebook when their horse races at the Valley.”
“TR Equine Solutions will continue to work with the MVRC and the breeding industry on this great initiative that we hope to see grow over the years. I would like to thank our race sponsors Spendthrift Australia, Inglis and Woodside Park Stud for taking part in this inaugural event and the breeders that came down from all parts of the state to show their support,” Robertson said.
MVRC’s Chris Goodwin is proud of the concept and is committed to The Valley becoming “The Breeders Track”.
“The Valley has forever been a racetrack enjoyed by the Victorian breeding community and Saturday’s meeting went one step closer in our quest to become the Breeders Track of Victoria. Thank you to all those who enjoyed the day and we look forward to growing the initiative further in 2019,” Goodwin commented.
Held in the Mounting Yard Bar, the day was well attended by breeding participants, employees, clients and friends.
Among them, it was great to see Phil Marshal from Sun Stud who claimed a win for former Sun Stud stallion Statue Of Liberty with the talented Fill The Flute in the Spendthrift Australia Handicap and Nigel Austin and Gerard Jones from Rosemont Stud were there to cheer home their homebred Brooklyn Hustle’s brilliant win in the second.
Other guests included Cara Kavanagh from City View Farm, Lester and Jenna O’Grady from Mount Brown International, John Kenneally and Annie from Erinvale Thoroughbreds, Neville Murdoch from Larneuk Stud, and Steve and Steve and Ceri Jostlear from Ampulla Stud.