The annual Ontrack Hunter Valley Horse and Wine Tour is over for 2019 after another special week in thoroughbred heaven for the tour party.
The 28 participants returned home after five special days in the Hunter Valley and the chance to see the powerhouse of thoroughbred breeding in Australia.
“It was another fantastic group of people and they all had a fantastic time. While the studs would love some rain we had perfect weather,” said Ontrack’s Grant Morgan.
“The studs were all fantastic and Ontrack owes a great debt to all the farms for their fantastic hospitality.
“Each stud has a magnificent array of stallions but a special moment was being at Coolmore Stud and able to get a close up look at two Triple Crown winners in American Pharoah and Justify.
“Australia has never played host to a pair of Triple Crown winners and it was fantastic to see both stallions.
“This year’s tour was a mix of new and previous tour clients and they proved to be a terrific bunch and it was a pleasure to make new friends and catch up with old friends.
The tour also featured a new dining venue for the Hunter Valley Tour Group.
This years Welcome Dinner was staged at the new Brokenwood Wines Cellar Door restaurant "The Wood".
The next Hunter Valley Tour will be staged in October 2020.
Dates will be released in the coming weeks for this and all the Ontrack Tours for 2020, as well as for Royal Ascot in 2021.