In a night that will be remembered for its dazzle, sizzle and – most importantly – promise of a bright new era, Eliza Park International, staged its official launch at Crown Casino on Wednesday 7 August.
Attended by over 300 of Australia’s breeders, owners, trainers and administrators, there was also a large contingent of owners from Hong Kong and Macau who flew especially for the gala event.
Among the group was Eliza Park International’s new owner, Mr Ting Kong Cheng, one of China’s most successful businessmen and enthusiastic student of all things equine and Mr Chau, Chairman of the Sun International Group.
Guests were treated to a variety of entertainment, but the message for the night focused on the future – not just for Eliza Park International, but the thoroughbred industry at large.
The decision by the Sun International Group to purchase Eliza Park International has been warmly welcomed by Australia’s racing and breeding community as it not only ushers in a new age for one of Australia’s leading stud farms, it also marks the beginning of new relationships throughout Asia.
|RVL's Bernard Saundry and Rob Roulston flank industry legend Jack Styring|
|Annie Vassallo and Damien Oliver|
|Virtuoso Sally Cooper stringed everyone along|
|Eliza Park International Executive Director Andrew Lo|
|Cameron Croucher, Mick Price, Tony Noonan and James O'Brien|
|David Moodie and Mark Webster|
|Troy Corstens, Ady Sarkozy, Coach McRobert and Adam Tims|
|Quentin Wallace, Chris Burke and Lachlan Ford - the IRT crew|