I am writing to express my appreciation of your outstanding contribution to the CARE Australia Dinner on Thursday, May 2. Your efforts during the auction ensured the evening was a great success for CARE Australia.
Sir William DeanChairman, CARE Australia
“My association with Phil goes back many years and he has been a significant influence in my auctioneering career. This is just one of the reason’s why Phil is the coach of all our auctioneers at McGrath!”
Scott Kennedy – GreenPartner & Chief Auctioneer, McGrath Estate Agents, Dual NSW & 2006 Australasian Auctioneer Champion
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!