2017 underway with new management structure in place
The 2017 year has commenced with the next phase of Goldin Farms’ ongoing development well underway.
Goldin Farms has implemented significant changes to our Angaston management structure and made two very notable additions to our senior personnel due, in part, to the fact that over 40 Akeed Mofeed (GB) home-breds are about to embark on their racing career and join prominent racing stables in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales.
Of the team members already well established in the Goldin Farms set-up, Andrew Perryman has recently assumed the newly created position of General Manager and Brett Campbell is now operating in the capacity of Bloodstock & Racing Manager. Joining Andrew and Brett at the helm of the operation’s management structure is Gerry St John, who was recently recruited from overseas to become the new Stud Manager.
Goldin Farms is absolutely delighted to have secured Gerry for this key position, as he brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience gained at some of the most revered thoroughbred nurseries in the world. His 20-year career has seen him undertake a variety of positions in Germany (Gestut Romerhof), North America (Lanes End Farm) and Ireland, though it is his distinguished service for Coolmore Stud — in Ireland and Australia — for which he is undoubtedly best known.
Gerry’s association with Coolmore traces back two decades and includes first-hand involvement with the stellar stud careers of such equine luminaries as Sadler’s Wells, Danehill and the world’s leading stallion, Galileo. It was Gerry who acted as the exclusive stallion man for Danehill throughout his incomparable stud career, and who personally managed the intensive care unit for Galileo for three months following his extensive colic surgery.
Gerry’s impressive CV also includes the management of quarantine, logistics and transportation of Coolmore stallions to all corners of the thoroughbred world (including Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Japan) when acting as point of contact for the international operation and the equine shipping companies involved.
It is also with great pleasure that we welcome Jennifer St John into our new structure. Jennifer brings with her experience of working for Ascot Racecourse in the UK and 12 years with Coolmore Stud in Australia and Ireland. Joining our office administration team, her primary role is to support Brett Campbell as Racing Secretary for Goldin Farms.
Needless to say, Goldin Farms extends a warm welcome to Gerry and Jennifer, two broadly experienced individuals who further enhance our highly regarded Angaston team.
Special place for Sweet Varden in Goldin Farms history
Sweet Varden earned herself a special place in Goldin Farms history when becoming our first home-bred and -raced winner in Australia late-on in 2016. A 3-year-old daughter of Jimmy Choux trained by Tony McEvoy, the improving filly broke through for her maiden victory on the November 5 program staged at Morphettville in Adelaide during a campaign in which she also later placed in metropolitan Melbourne.
A highly-consistent individual with further scope for improvement, Sweet Varden has now faced the starter on eight occasions for one win and four placings. Last seen finishing a creditable fifth in a 1200-metre at Flemington on December 10, the Goldin Farms filly has since enjoyed a short let-up before returning to the McEvoy stable in readiness for the remainder of her exciting 3-year-old season.
FOR SALE IN 2017… the quality
first-crop yearlings of Goldin Farms foundation stallion Akeed Mofeed.
The first yearling drafts of AKEED MOFEED head to the sales in 2017. Look out for the quality progeny of this world-class son of Dubawi to be offered this year, beginning with the Inglis Melbourne Premier and Magic Millions Adelaide yearling sales.