You have conducted the auction at the Caulfield Cup Calcutta in an exemplary fashion for many years. You extract a pool of approx. $40,000 with very entertaining remarks and accurate auctioneering. In the opinion of most people at the Calcutta you are the finest auctioneer we have ever heard and there are many real estate and country people who attend the auction.
A J BlakeleyFormer Calcutta Convenor, Royal South Yarra Tennis Club
Phil, you absolutely killed them! Tony Leonard said you were far and away the best auctioneer he’d ever seen in action and you made 25% of the total raised by yourself – a great compliment.
Sandy HunterAuction coordinator, Old Geelong Football Club
Black Caviar silks sells for 25k to support VSK.
Friday, 11 October 2013
An original set of racing silks signed by jockey Luke Nolan and trainer Peter Moody of the magificent mare Black Caviar was auctioned last night at the Stonnington Mayoral Ball supporting Very Special Kids (VSK) . The ball, at the Malvern Town Hall, was hosted by stars of Master Chef, Matt Preston was MC while his cohorts Gary Mehigan and George Calombaris served up a beautiful 3 course meal. An incredible 200k plus was raised for VSK which is an Australian children’s hospice that provides flexible family support programs, planned and emergency respite and end-of-life care for families caring for a child with a life-threatening condition.