Above: Troy Stephens
Yulong Farm is pleased to welcome Troy Stephens to the team in the role of Nominations and Sales Manager.
“We are very excited to have Troy come aboard,” said Sam Fairgray, Chief Operating Officer at Yulong.
“I’ve known Troy for many years, and we’ve worked closely together in the past. He’ll be a wonderful asset to the team. He has passion and enthusiasm for the industry and, over many years, has developed an excellent reputation among breeders.”
New Zealand-born Troy will relocate from New South Wales to Victoria after six years at Newgate Farm, during which time he climbed from stallion duties into a sales position.
“I’ll always be grateful to Henry Field for the opportunities he gave me during my time at Newgate. I worked with some very inspiring people,” Troy said.
“Yulong is a new chapter for me. I’ve admired Mr. Zhang’s vision for a long time, and he’s got big goals and aspirations. Victoria has proven to be an elite source of champions in recent years, and Yulong is right there in partnership with Victorian breeders.”
Troy’s arrival continues an exciting era at Yulong, as sensational young sire Alabama Express joined Grunt on the farm’s stallion roster for 2020.
Troy’s appointment continues Mr Zhang’s commitment to the success and expansion of his Victorian operation.
Troy will begin at Yulong in early December, at once taking charge of the stud’s 21-strong draft heading to the 2021 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale in January.
“It’s a very strong consignment, with yearlings by Frankel, Siyouni, Snitzel and I Am Invincible,” Troy said. “These are proven sires, and I feel this is going to be one of the best consignments.”
Troy Stephens can be contacted on 0481 207 976.
Article Courtesy of Breednet