Darren brings with him 40 plus years experience in the racing industry, which includes 13 years as a senior harness race caller in Western Australia, which has allowed him the opportunity to broadcast 27 Perth Cups, 5 Inter-dominions, as well as be invited to broadcast and act as a master of ceremonies at a number of key fixtures in the Eastern states of Australia.
“I’ve built up such a long association as a bloodstock auctioneer with many of the vendors from Victoria and New South Wales who will be offering their stock at this first Nutrien Standardbred Yearling sale. So, I was obviously delighted to be invited by Mark Barton to head up the auctioneering team for Nutrien’s inaugural Standardbred sale.”
“But I think equally satisfying, is the opportunity to be able to continue to represent the many breeders who I’ve sold yearlings on behalf of in Melbourne for the past thirty years or more with the other bloodstock companies that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with.”
“The outcome that you want for the Standardbred breeding and harness racing industry is to see it prosper and for all the participants get real reward for their hard work and effort”.
Dane commenced his agency career in 2006 in Roma QLD. Selling twice weekly at cattle sales.
Dane has a broad range of experience within the industry & company previously holding a Branch Manager’s position & is now the North Queensland Stud Stock Manger for Nutrien based in Rockhampton QLD.
He is a licensed Stock & Station Agent & Auctioneer. Danes main areas of expertise are Stud Stock & Commercial Auctioneering, Livestock Marketing & Announcing.
Dane won the 2008 Queensland Young Auctioneers Competition & was a national Finalist in 2009 at the Sydney Royal Easter Show Young Auctioneers Competition.
He & his family maintain a long association with the Polocrosse horse sport & Australian Stock Horses.
A regular part of the Equine team at the Tamworth Classic & Toowoomba Supreme sales, Dane is excited to be a part of the Nutrien Equine Standardbred venture.
He is looking forward to meeting people in the industry, making new contacts & supporting the success of the vendors, purchasers and the Nutrien Equine Standardbred concept.
Nutrien Equine Manager and Auctioneer
Mark commenced his Agency career in 1987, with Dalgety Farmers Ltd and has remained with the company for the past 33 years, throughout the various ownership and name changes.
He is a licensed Stock & Station / Real Estate Agent – Auctioneer as well as serves on a number of equine industry related boards and organisations, particularly in the sport of Campdrafting which is a family passion and pass time.