nathan tinklerNathan Tinkler, Chairman of Patinack Farm
(Courier Mail)

Australia & New Zealand Bloodstock News reports that Nathan Tinkler has continued his financial commitment to the industry with the purchase of Swettenham Stud in the Hunter Valley.

Announcing the purchase yesterday, Patinack Farm Chairman, Nathan Tinkler said, “This property enjoys a well deserved reputation for rearing champions and we are looking forward to continuing this tradition. We look forward to working with the existing team and breeding many Group 1 winners in the years to come.”

This purchase gives Patinack Farm an established breeding property to run their broodmare band, which now stands at over 250, and sits alongside their initial purchase of the Alanbridge Stud, now known as Patinack Farm Segenhoe Valley, which will continue to be managed as a stallion complex, home to first-season sires Casino Prince and Husson (Chi) along with the proven Beautiful Crown (USA).

Nathan Tinkler has also spread the love in Victoria, with Patinack Farm entering into a sponsorship partnership with the Victoria Racing Club (VRC). Patinack Farm has signed an agreement to sponsor four Group races run at Flemington across both the spring and autumn seasons.

The races involved and their new names are:

• Patinack Let’s Elope Stakes (G3) – to be run on 6 September,

• Patinack Turnbull Stakes (G1) – to be run on 4 October

• Patinack Farm Classic (G1) – to be run on 8 November

• Patinack Farm Stakes (G3) – to be run on 14 March, 2009

The Victoria Racing Club’s General Manager Sponsorship & Corporate Development Brendan Ford said the Club was delighted to welcome “the new kid on the block” to its stable of sponsors.

Patinack has made a huge impact in a short period of time and we are delighted that they have chosen to join in a partnership with us. They are doing things in a fresh new way and what better place than Flemington to make their mark in Victoria,” Brendan Ford said.

“As Patinack Farm continues to build a solid base for our future, we are looking forward to a long association with the VRC, one of the premier Racing Clubs in Australia,” added Nathan Tinkler.