Yulong Investments has announced the appointment of Harry King to the role of Sales and Nominations, joining the team led by Manager Troy Stephens.
The appointment was brought on by the significant growth of Yulong’s breeding division in recent months, following the acquisition of the now six-strong stallion roster and the increase to the broodmare band.
Hailing from New Zealand, Harry has a lifetime of experience in the thoroughbred racing and breeding industry as a son of Nick and Anne-Marie King of Waikato’s Brighthill Farm.
Involved in the day-to-day operations of his parent’s stud from an early age, Harry then spent several years dividing his time between Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Working for reputable studs and preparers such as Vinery Stud, Ascot Farm and Yarraman Park during the sales seasons, he has also completed preparations with Round Hill Stud (Limerick), and a stint with Baroda and Colbinstown in County Kildare, Ireland.
Harry spent three years with New Zealand Bloodstock as their Hospitality Manager, gaining huge insights in the sales and marketing of thoroughbred breeding. When the pandemic hit, Harry took up the opportunity to work for the NZB online arm in Gavelhouse.com, further enhancing his skills and knowledge of the bloodstock auction world.
“Harry comes to Yulong with fantastic credentials and global networks,” said Yulong Nominations & Sales Manager, Troy Stephens.
“His enthusiasm and drive match the ethos we strive for here at Yulong and we’re looking forward to generating more success with Harry as part of the team.”
“I was very fortunate to meet Mr Zhang a few years ago in New Zealand,” said King.
“His love for horses and his industry knowledge is admirable and I’m incredibly excited for this opportunity to work under the Yulong banner.”
With operations based in the thoroughbred heartland of north-eastern Victoria, Yulong’s stallion roster boasts the current Australian Champion General Sire Written Tycoon, as well as third-season sire Grunt, second-season sire Alabama Express, and newcomers Lucky Vega, Tagaloa, and Yulong Prince.