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 de Fegely, we think is the best auction trainer in this state, who also trains our advocates…
Mal JamesMal James, Principal of James Buyers Advocates
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!