Swettenham Stud manager Brian Gorman and his staff were putting the finishing touches to months of hard work on Friday in preparation for the Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale.
Barn F has been a hive of activity since Swettenham’s 25 yearlings arrived at Oaklands earlier this week. They all look the part and the most popular have been the colts by Host (Lot 129), New Approach (Lot 192) and High Chaparral (Lot 219).
“The Host colt is a strapping chestnut from a half-sister to Gonski and Recast who was a Group 1 winner in Singapore,” Gorman said. “Host has sired some very promising three year-olds in his first crop and the Premier colt has been in and out of his box all week.”
Gorman is back home in Victoria after long-term appointments in the Hunter Valley. “I’ve been coming down to the Premier Sale with the Bellerive Stud yearlings and have kept in touch with developments down here,” he said. “It’s an exciting time to come on board at Swettenham with stallions like Equiano, Master of Design and Americain on the roster.
“Victorian racing is the best in Australia and just gets better and better,” Gorman said. “The Premier Sale has probably been under-rated but the returns to owners are better than ever with Super VOBIS and VOBIS Gold.”
The Swettenham draft for the Melbourne Premier Sale can be viewed here.