Aushorse, the national body of the major Australian commercial breeders whose aim is to promote the Australian Thoroughbred is pleased to announce that Katrina Partridge will be their representative in South Africa.

Aushorse has as its principal activity to promote the development of the Australian thoroughbred breeding and racing industry and a particular emphasis on developing mutually beneficial global relationships with international participants. Aushorse has as its members the leading thoroughbred farms and yearling consignors in Australia. Aushorse, over the past three years, has developed and managed highly successful International Inward Buyer Scheme’s at both the Magic Millions and William Inglis & Son major sales for the purpose of introducing overseas buyers to Australia. Aushorse again in 2007 will be administering an International Inward Buyers Scheme for the Magic Millions January Yearling Sale.

A lawyer by training, Katrina is an accomplished journalist and IT marketing specialist who has been involved in the thoroughbred industry for 17 years. Australian-born she has extensive international experience. In 2005/6 she designed the weblog 'blog' for the Dubai International Racing Carnival (a world-first for a Racing Club) and she is also the 2007 Carnival representative in South Africa. She was recently appointed the business development manager at Summerhill Stud - South Africa's Champion Breeder for 2005 and 2006.

"It is an absolute privilege to have been approached by AUSHORSE to promote the benefits of Australian bred horses in this part of the world," says Katrina. "South Africa is a dynamic and rapidly developing market that continues to produce world-class racehorses and not surprisingly, we are seeing an increased number of Australian-bred horses coming into this country and performing well both on the tracks and at stud. All number of this Industry's best breeders and trainers have travelled to Australia in the past few years-  not just to buy bloodstock but to enjoy the 'experience' of the sales which is such an integral part of attending the Magic Millions January Sale and the William Inglis Easter sale in particular. It's an exciting time to be involved in racing, and I'm very fortunate to be granted this opportunity with AUSHORSE."

For Further Information Please Contact:

South Africa: Katrina Partridge T: +27 (0)79 266 8865
Australia:       Lindy Maurice     T: +61 (0)433 162 017