TasBreeders calls in experts on yearling presentation and business strategy

Thursday 27 July 2017

A SPECIAL presentation on the preparation of yearlings and business success in the breeding industry will take place in the north of the state next month.

The presentation, to be held at Quamby Estate, will consist of two renowned guest speakers from the thoroughbred industry; Brian Nutt of Attunga Stud and Brent Grayling General Manager of Supreme Thoroughbreds.

The guest speakers will share their extensive knowledge of yearling preparations for sale and breeding and business success strategies for Tasmanian racehorse owners and operators.

Nutt, who hails from the Hunter Valley in NSW, has extensive industry experience and has consistently produced exceptional sales presentation of horses of all ages that have been prepared for sale.

Attunga stud is a property of undulating land with expertly managed improved and native pastures coupled with specifically designed nutritional and exercise programs.  Their success within the industry has been highlighted by consistently producing exceptional sales presentations, culminating in the stud being awarded the Inglis Best Presented Draft award at the 2014 Easter Yearling Sale.

Grayling is the General Manager and one of four founding members of Supreme Thoroughbreds.

Established in 2008, Supreme is a boutique broodmare farm which operates across three properties located at Romsey, Lancefield and Diggers Rest in Victoria.  Supreme has successfully presented weanlings, yearlings and broodmares at all the major Australian sales.

Grayling has been involved in horses his whole adult life and has been part of the thoroughbred industry for over 20 years.

From beginnings in New Zealand as the manager of a large broodmare organisation, he then became the broodmare manager at Glenlogan Park in Queensland.

He was later employed by the Fleming Group at Eliza Park and was instrumental in guiding the business towards becoming one of the leading thoroughbred stud farms in Victoria.

Supreme Thoroughbreds prepared approximately 60 yearlings for sale in 2017 with notable success, a highlight being the sale of a Written Tycoon-Octangle colt which sold to the Hong Kong Jockey Club for $500, 000 on behalf of their Tasmanian client.

The aim of the TasBreeders presentation is to provide opportunities for education and enhancement of the breeding industry in Tasmania and is set to be a very informative and interactive event.

Each presentation will be followed by a Q&A session where guests are encouraged to ask questions and discuss the strategies and information presented by the expert speakers.

The presentation has been generously sponsored through a grant from Thoroughbred Breeders Australia (TBA) and provides an exceptional opportunity for thoroughbred breeders, trainers and interested parties within the industry to learn and engage with the expert guest speakers.

The event will be held at Quamby Estate (1145 Westwood Road) commencing at 11am on the 12th August 2017.

The presentation is a free event and will include the serving of a light lunch.

Bookings are essential and must be received prior to July 31st 2017.  For further details and bookings please contact Liz Nichols at liz122nichols@outlook.com.