One of the thoroughbred industry’s most prestigious awards is the Luxbet/Inglis Best Presented Draft, acknowledged annually at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale.
This year the award went to Eliza Park which had consigned no less than 51 yearlings to Melbourne.
In announcing the award, Inglis’ Victorian chief – Peter Heagney – stressed that while Eliza Park had by far the largest draft at Melbourne ’12, the award is about the overall quality of a given draft.
Congratulating Eliza Park yearling manager, Jenny Saunders, Heagney added: “After careful consideration, it was noted by our judges that Eliza Park did a sterling job presenting the yearlings and the staff and your stable area and marquee were all impeccably presented.”
Proudly, Eliza Park CEO, Cameron Croucher, noted: “My personal congratulations to Jenny and her team – this year we had record numbers inspecting our draft and it was hugely gratifying to not only get such positive feedback from those inspecting the yearlings, but also to gain the acknowledgement of the judges.
“Eliza Park also had a clearance rate of 95% in the first session – as against 81% for the sale overall – so it shows our yearlings were in strong demand.
“Eliza Park bases its reputation on professionalism and attention to detail while maximising returns for our clients, so this award is very special.”