Thank you for performing yet another auction for us, as always you did a great job.
Connie RidleyOpportunity International Australia
Tip 1: Acquire a coach. I couldn’t do without one!
I needed all the help and support I could get when I started so I secured the services of Phil de Fégely. He’s an expert and has coached a couple of past winners. He really is first class at what he does.
Matthew Young2011 Victorian Auctioneer Competition Champion, Principal Buxton St Kilda
Finche tops the calcutta!
Tuesday, 5 November 2019
The Chris Waller trained, Finche was the top priced horse at last night’s traditional Melbourne Cup Calcutta. The rain that fell during the evening upped the chances for many horses that have proven themselves on soft ground. If Finche does hit the line first, it will be back to back wins for Kerrin McEvoy. The true origin of the calcutta is vague but it is said to date back to India in the time of British rule. It works by punters forming syndicates before all the horses are drawn. Then all the horses are then put up for auction. The syndicates can choose to buy or sell their drawn horse. Traditionally the auction occurs after dinner which is fun for the attendees, hard work for the auctioneer!