August 12, 2021

Spendthrift Australia is welcoming regional guests to their Macedon Ranges property, through daily Open Houses.

Following on from recent government advice regarding Victoria’s current COVID-19 state-wide situation, Spendthrift was forced to make the difficult decision to cancel their planned live Stallion Parades scheduled for this coming weekend.

“It was a difficult and unfortunate decision to make, and we held off for as long as we could to see what would happen,” said Spendthrift’s General Manager, Garry Cuddy.

“We were really looking forward to showcasing our roster to visitors and catching up with clients. However, being so close to the season it is our priority to limit the risks and spread of the virus and to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our staff and clients alike.”

The Spendthrift Open House will run daily between 2.00pm and 4.00pm, and bookings are essential.

“At this point in time we are only welcoming guests from regional Victoria, and those that may be here on relevant work permits, which is in line with Victoria’s current health orders,” said Cuddy.

“We look forward to welcoming our metropolitan and interstate-based clients once the restrictions have been eased in those areas.”

Spendthrift’s stallion roster this season is an impressive one and features six sons of Champion sires – Gold Standard (Sebring), Overshare (I Am Invincible), Swear (Redoute’s Choice), US shuttlers Omaha Beach (War Front {USA}) and Vino Rosso (Curlin {USA}), as well as newcomer Dirty Work (Written Tycoon).

The two American stallions, Vino Rosso and Omaha Beach, have returned to Victoria for their second seasons and have settled back into the farm nicely following their mandatory 14-day quarantine.

“Vino Rosso and Omaha Beach are two of the most popular young sires in the US in the last 18 months, so to have such esteemed stallions here is very exciting and humbling,” said Cuddy.

A virtual stallion parade will also be shared in the coming weeks.

For all bookings and queries, please contact the office on 03 5421 5600 or our Nominations team Josh Rix on 0411 116 648 or Ziva Mullins on 0435 743 222.

Spendthrift Australia looks forward to welcoming you to the farm soon.