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Oct 3, 2016

Ford Makes Presence Felt

Hauraki (pic. Lisa Grimm)Peter Ford always gives across a youthful presence.Involved in the buying and selling of thoroughbreds since he was knee high to Kingston Town, Ford’s passion and enthusiasm for the industry has never waned.A son of legendary bloodstock agent, Frank Ford and younger brother to another agent in John, Ford loves nothing better than spotting a good horse for clients.Clearly his most famous find was the unraced Desert Sun mare, Helsinge, whom he purchased for $115,000 at the 2005 Inglis Easter Broodmare Sale (on behalf of Rick Jamieson’s Gilgai Farm). Helsinge would, of course, go on to produce Black Caviar and All Too Hard.Ford also liked another unraced filly by the name of Youthful Presence at the 2001 Inglis Easter Broodmare Sale, bidding to $20,000 for the daughter of Dehere. She had been… Read more

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