In 2004, billionaire entrepreneur B. Wayne Hughes purchased historic Spendthrift Farm near Lexington, Ky. In the ensuing years, Hughes got it in his mind to expand — in particular, he took a liking to Australia, and a decade after buying Spendthrift, he acquired a farm in the state of Victoria. In the 18 months since Spendthrift Australia took off, it's pretty remarkable what's been accomplished in such a short period of time in terms of building out the farm and developing the operation.
With the property just an hour's drive outside of Melbourne, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to visit while I'm in country sharing the experience of the Australian Thoroughbred racing industry.
Enjoy the latest “Tales From Australia” below.
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