We are excited to announce that John Coffey has come on board with the Nutrien Equine Standardbred team as an official breeding and sales consultant.
John needs no introduction to the Industry, his passion for standardbreds starting like many, on the side of the track.
John grew up on a dairy farm, approximately 80 km south of Perth, WA and it wasn’t until finishing schooling that his interest in horses was aroused.
That initial interest was as a “Punter and a poor one“ at Gloucester Park on a Friday night.
Horses such as Daintys Daughter, Radiant Oro, and then the mighty Mount Eden nurtured an interest in breeding.
In 1977 John’s full-time employment in the Equine industry commenced with an administrative position with Dalgety Bloodstock in Ascot, WA.
At that time Dalgety Bloodstock conducted the Annual Yearling sales for both Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds in Victoria, WA, and SA.
Over the next 45 years that passion for the Standardbred Industry continued unabated. His involvement included breeding and selling horses under the banner of Patrician Park [best horse bred was Shattering Class $810,302], a long time Senior role with Alabar Bloodstock in Echuca, Victoria, and part of the Management team of Gloucester Standardbreds Sales Company in WA.
Currently, John is a Bloodstock consultant for Llowalong Farms in northern Victoria and has now taken on a role as a Breeding consultant with us at Nutrien Equine.
We welcome John and look forward to his updates on his travels as he visits consigners leading up to our 2023 sales.
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